Well 2017 just took a dark and awful turn.
Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc Manga Goes On Hiatus Due to Creator's Child Porn Charge
Rurouni Kenshin manga artist, Nobuhiro Watsuki has been charged for possession of child pornography
Yeaaaaaaaaaaah. That's it for him. Sheuisha will probably pretend Kenshin doesn't exist starting today. It's also going to be very hard to separate Watsuki from his work. Every time someone brings up Kenshin from here on out this is what's going to pop into your mind...and that sucks. The story on Kenshin is fantastic, quite possibly one of the best ever told (perfectly blending history and fiction), and it really sucks that the awfulness of the author is going to taint that forever.
So yeah... Welp. RIP. It was a nice series while it lasted.