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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 published by Sunday GX in Japan. Penned by Minoji Kurata, the manga began serialization on November 2019, and 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] English and French language releases were confirmed to come at a later date,[2] with the French language version set to release 11 June 2020, published by Mana Books.[3]

Plot Summary

TBA

Development

The first tankōbon volume was released in Japanese on February 19, 2020.[4] The cover and two preview pages of the first volume were released on February 16, 2020.[5] On June 6, Mana Books released a trailer[6] and preview of the first chapter online.[7] On June 9, Mana Books released a documentary dedicated to Minoji Kurara on the production of the book. [8]

Volumes

Title Publication date
Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun 1February 19, 2020 (JP)
June 11, 2020 (FR)
TBA (US)
Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun 2July 17, 2020 (JP)
October 2020 (FR)
TBA (US)

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References

  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 pic.twitter.com/jOeA6EHJUs(backup link)
  2. 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! pic.twitter.com/vYPiWhLuen(backup link)
  3. 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: https://amazon.fr/Assassins-Cree..."
  4. 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! pic.twitter.com/UvJ4DN4AJv(backup link)
  5. 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! pic.twitter.com/NjVnXnav1c pic.twitter.com/NjVnXnav1c pic.twitter.com/NjVnXnav1c(backup link)
  6. Mana Books (8 June, 2020). Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun: prépu et trailer!. Mana Books. Archived from the original on June 14, 2020. Retrieved on June 14, 2020.
  7. 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: mana-books.com/uploads/previe... The full volume will be released on June 11th!"
  8. 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: youtube.com/watch?v=hzqcLI… (The documentary is in Japanese with French subtitles) pic.twitter.com/N1KSYBcfC8 pic.twitter.com/N1KSYBcfC8 pic.twitter.com/N1KSYBcfC8 pic.twitter.com/N1KSYBcfC8"
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Locus: 1234
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Reflections: 1234
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Locus
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Reflections
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The Hawk: 456
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Bloodstone: 12
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