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The 6th issue of manga magazine Jump SQ featured short artbook - collection of color illustrations - scans of which were recently found: (link).
Some illustrations from it were used for covers of Kanzenban edition of the manga:
But others looked very much like completely new, in new Watsuki’s art-style that he uses for the new manga Rurounim Kenshin: Cinema Edition:
The truth is these illustrations look like that because they were made for Rurouni Kenshin Saisen - PSP game which hit the streets in 2011:
All characters from this cover could be found in this short artbook. So, sadly, there are no Cinema-Edition-style illustrations in this artbook at all.
Game’s official site: (link)