Category: News

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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Aug 04 2017

Hiroyuki Takei & Megumi Hayashibara to appear on Japanese TV Show “Great Connection”

It has been recently announced that Hiroyuki Takei, Megumi Hayashibara, and several other guests will appear on the Japanese TV show “Great Connection” (グレートコネクション) on the August 7th episode. The episode will air from 21:00 to 22:54. “Great Connection” is a typical Japanese  “talk variety” program where a panel of hosts interact with one or …

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Jul 28 2017

Wonder Festival Summer 2017 Preview

On July 30th, 2017 will begin the Summer edition of Wonder Festival (ワンダーフェスティバル) for 2017. This is also know as Wonderfest, Wonfes( ワンフェス). This is a special, twice-a–year convention that is based around promoting and selling of figures, typically from anime, manga, and comic series. The event is split between the official figure manufacturers promoting their upcoming …

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Jul 28 2017

Shaman King’s Anna Featured on Cover of “Train Vert” August Issue

In the upcoming August issue of Train Vert Hiroyuki Takei has drawn Anna from Shaman King for the cover. Similar to the April issue previously this year, it should also include a special interview with the mangaka about tourist and sightseeing destinations available by train within Japan. Based on Anna being on the cover and …

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Jul 13 2017

2 new images of Hana from Shaman King Flowers posted on Twitter

Hiroyuki Takei made 4 tweets today with some new images. This is the first time he’s publicly commented since his promotional event for Nekogahara volume 3. 熱すぎたザウルスマシン有識者会議。おかげですごく良いのが出来ました。参加してくれた人達、本当にありがとう。画像は限定版にあやかって金ぴかライズエンペラー。数に限りがあるのでどうぞお早めに! pic.twitter.com/0FDyPMHTye — 武井宏之 (@takeimokei) July 13, 2017 The first post contains a drawing (shown above) of the Rise Emperor as included in the Hyper Dash! Yonkuro volume 2 …

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Jul 11 2017

Hyper Dash! Yonkuro volume 2 releases in Japan

On July 10th, the Special Edition of Hyper Dash! Yonkuro volume 2 released in Japan. Some locations may not receive the new release until the Standard Edition which releases on July 12th, 2017. The release date discrepancy isn’t very clear, but it may have been done to send the Special Edition to some non-traditional retailers, …

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Jul 09 2017

Shaman King, Jumbor, & Butsu Zone are no longer published by Shueisha in Japan

From earlier last month, we got the heads up that some of Hiroyuki Takei’s series were leaving the digital manga service Bookwalker. However, with July coming around, we now have the final confirmation that Hiroyuki Takei is no longer associated with Shueisha for the following titles: Shaman King Shaman King Kang Zeng Bang Shaman King …

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Jun 26 2017

Shaman King, Jumbor, & Butsu Zone To Be Removed From BookWalker

Popular ebook distributor, BookWalker, has recently updated it’s website that they will discontinue selling several of Hiroyuki Takei’s manga series. The series affected by this change are as followed: Shaman King (The original series) Shaman King Flowers Shaman King Zero Butsu Zone (digital edition – 2 volumes) Jumbor Jumbor Anzengbang (2 volumes – original Weekly …

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Jun 26 2017

Hiroyuki Takei’s 3rd Nekogahara Autograph Session Report

As previously announced at the end of May, Hiroyuki Takei held his third autograph and talk session on June 25th, 2017 at the Animate Shinjuku for promotion of the third volume release of Nekogahara. The event started with some of Takei’s classic dry humor before going directly into a Q&A from the attendees. After several …

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Jun 20 2017

Jumbor Hiatus Missing From Next Ultra Jump Issue

The status of the Jumbor manga in the monthly Ultra Jump magazine has been partially unknown for the last 2 years. The most current chapter of Jumbor is number 53, which was in the August issue.  In that issue there was also a notice that the series is on hiatus and that new information will be …

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