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Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun 1 is the first tankōbon volume of the manga series Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun. The manga, written by Minoji Kurata, was released on February 19, 2020 in Japan and June 11, 2020 in France. On June 6, Mana Books released a trailer[3] and preview of the first chapter online.[4]

Publisher's summary

Based on the world-class video game series, comes the long-awaited comic!

In 1526 AD, China was ruled by the Ming dynasty. It had been prosperous until then, but a storm raged in the great purge by the Jiajing Emperor and sowed confusion.

Shao Jun was left the last Assassin in China after her Brotherhood was murdered by the eunuchs who belonged to the Knights Templar. Having fled to Europe alone, she returned to her homeland after undergoing severe training—for revenge...[5]

Plot summary




  1. 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)
  2. 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:"
  3. 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.
  4. 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!"
  5. アサシン クリード チャイナ 1 (Japanese). Shogakukan (19 February 2020). Retrieved on August 6, 2020.
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Assassins: 1234567891011121314
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Templars: 123456789
Locus: 1234
Uprising: 123456789101112
Reflections: 1234
Origins: 1234
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