Category Archive: Ultimo News

Jun 26

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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Apr 10

Nekogahara & Ultimo English Volumes Get Release Dates

Hiroyuki Takei’s Nekogahara will be released in the US on October 25th, 2016. It will be a paperback release, but the exact page count hasn’t been revealed yet. Currently there is only a placeholder cover art being used. ISBN: 9781421590134 MSRP: $12.99 USD Short description: In medieval Japan, a bell hanging on the collar is a …

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Jan 31

Wonder Festival Winter 2016 Preview – Update

Our previous Wonder Festival Winter 2016 Preview post has been updated with the following figures: Damuko from Shaman King by oden_shop This figure was previously released in 2014 Summer, which you can find the original images from his Tinami page.  However, for this Winter 2016 there appears to be some changes with this resell. This year’s design has a …

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Jan 23

Wonder Festival Winter 2016 Preview

On February 7th, 2016 will begin the Winter 2016 edition of Wonder Festival (ワンダーフェスティバル). This is also know as Wonderfest, Wonfes( ワンフェス), or using the hastag “wf2016w” on Twitter. This is a special convention that is based around promoting and selling of figures, typically from anime, manga, and comic series. The event is split between the …

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Dec 20

Hiroyuki Takei’s Works: 2015 Year Retrospective

2015 was definitively a transitional year for Hiroyuki Takei however it wasn’t a quite one either. With the hiatus of Jumbor, the conclusion of Ultimo pending, and the unknown state of Shaman King Flowers all in the previous year… the hope for Hiroyuki Takei to continue those series in a new form was hopeful. Instead, …

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Dec 01

Ultimo Manga Ends with Volume 12 on December 4th

On December 4th, the final Karakuri Dôji Ultimo (機巧童子ULTIMO) manga volume will be released. The first oneshot from the Ultimo manga was released on April 18th, 2008 and the first printed manga volume releasing on July 3rd, 2009. By counting the number of days between the first and “final” release dates of the manga volumes, this makes …

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Jul 16

Flowers, Ultimo, and Jumbor endings imminent per Takei

Today Hiroyuki Takei gave some updates on his manga series, so here’s the rundown: Shaman King Flowers is officially completed and will not be continued. He does want to write a new sequel to Shaman King, but it will be using a different name. Ultimo’s true final chapter will be in Jump SQ Crown Issue …

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Feb 16

Ultimo Manga to end on July 19, 2015

As originally reported from Anime News Network… The Karakuridōji Ultimo manga will come to it’s conclusion on July 19th, 2015 in Japan. It’s been working it’s way towards a conclusion for the last couple of months, and it’s as close to a “natural” end one could expect for the series. This means that the Ultimo series …

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Dec 20

Preview cover images for Zero vol 2 & Ultimo vol 11

Yesterday, the Shaman King Flowers volume 6 was released. On this release was an “obi” (a promotional wrap-around for the cover) which had preview images of the covers on the backside! Shown below are the covers (without text) for the upcoming Ultimo volume 11 and Shaman King Zero volume 2. Ultimo  volume 11 will go …

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