Category: Shaman King News

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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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

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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