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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 November 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] English and French language translations were confirmed to come later,[2] with the French version published by Mana Books released on 11 June 2020,[3] and the English version by Viz Media to be released on February 16, 2021.[4]

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


Title Publication date
Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun 1 February 19, 2020 (JP)
June 11, 2020 (FR)
February 16, 2021 (US)
Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun 2 July 17, 2020 (JP)
October 1, 2020 (FR)



  1. Twitter.png 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) (screenshot)
  2. Twitter.png 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 pic.twitter.com/vYPiWhLuen pic.twitter.com/vYPiWhLuen(backup link) (screenshot)
  3. Twitter.png 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: amazon.fr/Assassins-Cree... pic.twitter.com/81b9YKbRCd" (screenshot)
  4. Dominguez, Noah (04-09-2020). Assassin's Creed Manga, Blade of Shao Jun, Hits in Early 2021. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved on September 5, 2020.
  5. Twitter.png 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)
  6. Twitter.png 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)
  7. Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun: prépu et trailer!. Mana Books (08-06-2020). Archived from the original on June 14, 2020. Retrieved on June 14, 2020.
  8. Twitter.png 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!"
  9. Twitter.png 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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