Andy

I've been doing things with Shaman King for a long time. Good things I try to hope for. But I'm not done yet, just getting started!

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  1. Shaman King Zero Chapter 2 Discussion — 90 comments
  2. SK Flowers (2012) Chapter 1 & “Hana’s Epoch” Discussion — 80 comments
  3. Shaman King Zero Chapter 3 Discussion — 43 comments
  4. Shaman King Flowers Chapter 8 Discussion & Spoilers — 26 comments
  5. Shaman King Zero Chapter 4 Discussion — 25 comments

Author's posts

Oct 09 2017

Viz Media Removes English Digital Volumes of Shaman King & Ultimo

Viz Media, the current English publisher of the Shaman King & Ultimo manga series in English-speaking territories, has silently removed both of these series from purchase from all digital platforms. Unless purchased previously, neither of these series can be purchased in a digital format anywhere in the world. Back in July with Shaman King, and …

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Oct 09 2017

Hiroyuki Takei Tweets About Hiring Additional Staff

Earlier today, Hiroyuki Takei returned to Twitter to make a small announcement. Though not uncommon for him to be silent on Twitter for a month, he had not posted since August. He begin with an apology for not coming with a different announcement before jumping into that he is looking into hiring additional staff. For …

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Sep 24 2017

Hiroyuki Takei Provides Character Designs for “Tokyo Dragon City” Mobile App Game

On September 21st, the announcement of new mobile app game “Tokyo Dragon City” was announced via twitter. This is a new action-RPG game created by JoyTea Games for the Japanese market. As part of it’s initial campaign, it’s promoting that Hiroyuki Takei has provided the main character designs, along with a collection of other artists. …

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Sep 05 2017

Karakuridôji Ultimo Manga To No Longer Be Published by Shueisha

Back in July, it was softly announced that most of Hiroyuki Takei’s manga series were leaving Shueisha as the publisher on July 31st, 2017. These titles included Shaman King, Jumbor, and Butsu Zone. However at the time, Takei’s longest running series, Karakuridôji Ultimo (機巧童子ULTIMO) was not included in that list and was still being published in …

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Sep 05 2017

Hiroyuki Takei Provides Prizes for Upcoming Mini4WD Championship in Osaka

The “Fast Faster Fastest” or “3F” Mini4WD Championship in Osaka, Japan has just announced that Hiroyuki Takei will be providing some of the prizes for the upcoming tournament. The tournament will be held on October 29th, 2017 and will be held at the following location: 〒597-0021 大阪府貝塚市小瀬75-2 オークタウン2F TOPGEAR The Grand Prize will be volume …

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Aug 27 2017

Worldwide Anime/Manga License Status

With Hiroyuki Takei being a published manga-ka for now over 20 years, many of his manga series and the Shaman King anime have been licensed around the world. Keeping track of all of these countries and languages isn’t any easy task, but we’ve created two tables which should make it easier to see. The columns …

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Aug 18 2017

Indonesian Manga Publisher Reprints Shaman King Manga

In a surprising change, the Indonesian manga publisher, m&c, has been recently reprinting the original Shaman King manga. Within these reprints there are no content differences, but there may be some slight differences in the cover art. These reprinted volumes also have new ISBN numbers which separate them from the original releases. Since these releases …

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Aug 17 2017

Ivrea Argentina Comments About Shaman King Manga Status

Starting in July, the final confirmations occurred that Shueisha is no longer the publisher of Shaman King in Japan. At that time it was unclear on the exact impact this may have on the other licenses worldwide involving the Shaman King manga series. On August 11th, the current Argentina publisher of Shaman King, Ivrea Argentina, …

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Aug 15 2017

Early Shaman King Card Game designs from Weekly Shonen Jump 2001

Today on Twitter, users Momomoranko and urushimacsrk, posted some photos from early 2001 advertisements for the Japanese Shaman King Trading Card Game from Weekly Shonen Jump. The first three images (shown below) are from 2001 issues #12 & #15, which were published on March 5th and 26th, 2001. For the eagle-eyed that’s Shaman King chapter 126 in …

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Aug 08 2017

5 Things You May Have Missed From The “Great Connection”

On Monday, Hiroyuki Takei had a very brief appearance on the Japanese TV show “Great Connection.” His segment was only a little over a minute long and briefly showed off his office and displaying the full image he drew for the show. The image features 2 of the hosts of the show; which he posted …

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