Category: News

Dec 02 2017

Takei & Kodansha Selling High-End Art Prints from Shaman King & Ultimo

On December 1st through 3rd at the “Tokyo Comic Con 2017” event, the vendor Hundred-Art had a special booth dedicated to promoting upcoming Karakuridôji Ultimo and Shaman King art prints. Hundred-Art is a gallery and print shop that specialized in high-end art prints of pop-culture designs. At the Hundred-Art booth, they were selling a limited …

Continue reading

Nov 27 2017

Shaman King Manga in Argentina to Reprint Previous Releases & New Volume Hold Until 2019

Back in August, the publisher Ivrea Argentina made a comment on it’s Facebook page regarding the publishing status of the Shaman King manga series. At the time, they were publishing new volumes of the Shaman King manga, which would total up to 34 volumes to cover the additional content in the Kang Zeng Bang (KZB …

Continue reading

Nov 05 2017

Shaman King’s Japanese & American Trademarks Now Owned by Kodansha

Back in July and then in September , it was quietly announced that all of Hiroyuki Takei’s manga series that were managed by Shueisha would no longer be available. It was clear that there was some disagreements between Hiroyuki Takei and Shueisha for some time, and he was able to break away from his publisher …

Continue reading

Oct 26 2017

English Nekogahara Volume 4 Release Date Pushed to June 2018

Kodansha Comics, the English publisher of Hiroyuki Takei’s Nekogahara:Stray Cat Samurai series, has recently shifted the release date of volume 4 to June 12th, 2018. Previously a placeholder date of February 6th, 2018 was set. No dates for the fourth Japanese volume has been announced yet. It’s also important to note that the placeholder for …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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. …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading