Category: Ultimo 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 …

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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 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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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 …

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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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Apr 10 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2015

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 2015

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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