As you already know, here in Japan, a campaign named ‘Natsu-Ichi’ is being held by Shuei-sha publishing company, to promote book sales in summer. And this year RuroKen was chosen to be ‘image character’ for this campaign.
If you buy one of the books on the list, you can get one sheet of book covers from four designs.
You can get a booklet for free. Inside of it are more photos of Kenshin, and six other characters from RuroKen. And each character stands for each genre of the book list:
Megumi: 優 (kindness) heart warming stories
Sojiro: 笑 (smile) funny stories
Sanosuke: 激 (violence) hardboiled
Kaoru: 恋 (love) love stories
Shishio: 怖 (horror) mysteries
Saito: 賢 (wisdom) serious literature
I bought two books and, of course, I chose RuroKen’s book covers. Illustrations on the reverse are also cute: honey bees in Kenshin’s costume with a crossed scar on its cheek LOL