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Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun, known in Japan as Assassin's Creed: China, is a manga adaptation of Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China first serialized in Monthly Sunday Gene-X in October 2019. Penned by Minoji Kurata, the manga follows Chinese Assassin Shao Jun during the time of the Ming dynasty as she returns to her homeland to exact revenge on the Eight Tigers and rebuild her Brotherhood.[1]


The manga will center on Shao Jun, the protagonist of the Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China game, and the last Assassin in China. Set in Ming dynasty China, the emperor enacts political purges that begin to blow the winds of unrest. After her comrades are all killed, Shao Jun flees to Europe to train, and then returns to China to exact her revenge.[2]


Announced in September 2019 via the Sunday-GX Twitter account with art by Minoji Kurata based on story treatment by Ubisoft, the manga debuted in the magazine's November issue on October 19.[2] The first tankōbon volume was released in Japanese on 19 February 2020 by Shogakukan.[3] The cover and two preview pages of the first volume were released on 16 February 2020.[4] English and French language translations were confirmed to come later,[5] with the French version published by Mana Books released on 11 June 2020[6], the German version published by Tokyopop released on 1 September 2020[7] and the English version by Viz Media released on 16 February 2021.[8] On 6 June, Mana Books released a trailer[9] and preview of the first chapter online.[10] On June 9, Mana Books released a documentary dedicated to Minoji Kurara on the production of the book. [11]

The release of Chapter 14, "Dear Friend", originally scheduled to release in January 2021, was delayed a month,[12] Kurata cited the underestimated workload as the reason.[13] On 19 May, Kurata confirmed that Blade of Shao Jun would end serialization the following month, making the total number of chapters in the series 18.[14]

List of chapters[]

# Volumes
Release date ISBN
Vol. 1 19 February 2020 (Japanese)
16 February 2021 (English)
ISBN 978-4091575890 (Japanese)
ISBN 978-1974721238 (English)
AC China Cover Vol 1
Vol. 2 17 July 2020 (Japanese)
17 August 2021 (English)
ISBN 978-4091575906 (Japanese)
ISBN 978-1974721245 (English)
AC Blade of Shao Jun Cover Vol 2
Vol. 3 19 February 2021 (Japanese)
18 January 2022 (English)
ISBN 978-4091576262 (Japanese)
ISBN 978-1974726516 (English)
BoSJ Vol3 JP
Vol. 4 19 August 2021 (Japanese)
21 June 2022 (English)
ISBN 978-4091576415 (Japanese)
ISBN 978-1974732227 (English)
BoSJ Vol4 JP

Continuity issues[]

Doctor Kaori Kagami's overarching goal to find Shao Jun's Precursor box for the Templars is seemingly nonsensical. Although Ellen Kaye, Abstergo Industries' chairwoman on its Board of Directors and leader of the Templars' governing Council of Elders, directly tasks the Japanese Templar with finding the box, Ellen neglects to mention that the company had already acquired the box in 2014,[15] that Inner Sanctum member Laetitia England had kept it for a year before directing the Master Templar Juhani Otso Berg with delivering it to her Sanctum colleague Álvaro Gramática,[16] and that it was later destroyed in August 2018 along with the Abstergo Industries Australia facility following Resurrection Day.[17]



  1. Twitter サンデーGX編集部 (@SundayGX) on Twitter "「薬屋のひとりごと 猫猫の後宮謎解き手帳」の倉田三ノ路氏、GXでダブル連載決定! なんとユービーアイソフトの超ヒットタイトル「アサシン クリード」コミカライズです!! 「アサシン クリード チャイナ」来月19日発売のGX11月号よりスタートです!! #アサシンクリード #アサクリ link) (screenshot)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pineda, Rafael Antonio (19 September, 2019). Assassin's Creed Game Gets Manga in October. Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 9 May 2020. Retrieved on 5 November 2024.
  3. Twitter Access the Animus (@AccessTheAnimus) on Twitter "Artist Minoji Kurata announced that the first volume of the #AssassinsCreed China manga will be released (in Japanese) on February 19th, 2020! link)
  4. Twitter Access the Animus (@AccessTheAnimus) on Twitter "The first volume of the #AssassinsCreed China manga will be released in Japan on February 19th! For a price of 600 Yen, the (Japanese-only) 160-pages book *should* encompass the first four chapters of the manga. Here you can find the cover of the volume and some preview pages! link)
  5. Twitter Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) on Twitter "Based on Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, comes a new manga from Minoji Kurata. Assassin's Creed China will be available via @SundayGX and coming soon in French and English! link) (screenshot)
  6. Twitter Access the Animus (@AccessTheAnimus) on Twitter "The French version of the #AssassinsCreed China manga has been formally announced! Renamed "Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun" for the Western readers, the manga will be available, with its first volume, on June 11th, 2020. Pre-order link:" (screenshot)
  7. Assassin’s Creed – Blade of Shao Jun, Band 01 (in German). Tokoypop. Retrieved on 20 November 2020.
  8. Dominguez, Noah (4 September, 2020). Assassin's Creed Manga, Blade of Shao Jun, Hits in Early 2021. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved on 5 September 2024.
  9. Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun: prépu et trailer! (in French). Mana Books (8 June, 2020). Archived from the original on 14 June 2024. Retrieved on 14 June 2024.
  10. Twitter Access the Animus (@AccessTheAnimus) on Twitter ".@Mana_Books_ have shared the first chapter of the #AssassinsCreed: Blade of Shao Jun manga! You can read it (in French) at this link: The full volume will be released on June 11th!"
  11. Twitter Access the Animus (@AccessTheAnimus) on Twitter ".@Mana_Books_ presented a video documentary called "Minoji Kurata - Assassin's Creed: from screen to paper", dedicated to @minozy_k, the author of the #AssassinsCreed Blade of Shao Jun manga! Link:… (The documentary is in Japanese with French subtitles)"
  12. Twitter 倉田三ノ路 (@minozy_k) on Twitter "『アサシンクリードチャイナ』は今月お休みです。 来月薬屋10巻と一緒に3巻が出るよ!" (screenshot)
  13. Twitter 倉田三ノ路 (@minozy_k) on Twitter "ゲームは一日1クエスト!くらいの進み具合で、仕事もちゃんとしてるよ!! 思ってたより単行本作業に時間かかってて、今月提出分の原稿が遅れがちなのでヒヤヒヤです。生きてるって実感しますな。" (screenshot)
  14. Twitter 倉田三ノ路 (@minozy_k) on Twitter "『薬屋のひとりごと-猫猫の後宮謎解き手帳-』11巻は来月発売です。 『アサクリチャイナ』は来月最終回! よろしくお願いしますー" (screenshot)
  15. Assassin's Creed: RogueNumbskull's personal files: "Sigma Team's Most Wanted: The Soldiers"
  16. Assassin's Creed ChroniclesModern day: "A Secret Lab"
  17. Assassin's Creed: UprisingIssue #12
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