Category: Shaman King News

Dec 09 2017

New Hiroyuki Takei Interview is Being Created

On December 8th, 2017, Hiroyuki Takei’s Japanese editor for his on-going Nekogahara manga has recently tweeted a photo from an upcoming interview. In his tweet, he roughly says the following: I went to a certain recording by Mr. Takei. A big success is on the way! No further information on where or what form this …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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