And back on track! Now onto Chapter 23!
3/31: Some basic info + image of art book!
4/7: Jump Kai cover art + color page preview + contest
4/10: Chapter summary!
Here’s a sample of the color page spread (there is 1 more color page before it):
There is also a twitter contest to win “Mini Shikishi” from Takei. Basically these are “autograph boards” that are typically raffled out. It’s kinda neat to see that there is some other characters besides Yoh/Anna/Hao! Never seen a Manta one before! That’s the one to get! (But you typically need to be located in Japan to win…)
So what are we getting this month…
– Shaman King Cover for Kai
– Color pages (probably 3)
– Shaman King artbook (all of the good old stuff!)
– Probably a release date for the next Shaman King Flowers volume
And here’s the cover!
Another short, yet wordy chapter.
So, Yosuke and Anderson are going to the island. They talk about how this is not the real world and they’re all actually dead (which Anderson found out by himself). He tells Yosuke that the American soldiers used to call Sakurai “The Death Zero Shinigami” (yeah, that word eveeeeryone outside Japan knows lol nope) because he was so damn good at piloting that meeting his airplane meant instant death. Yosuke curses Hao for trying to make him be Hana’s new ghost partner.
Back to Thalim’s coffee shop.
Hana doesn’t know what he’s fighting for. Sakurai starts explaining how things were back in Japan before war started. He didn’t want to become a soldier, but he eventually had to in order to protect everything he once held dear.
After listening to the whole story, Hana thinks about Sakurai’s words and (once again) he blames Yoh for how miserable and alone he feels. He then destroys Thalim’s terrace and says that he needs Amidamaru in order to defeat his dad.
In the last pages, Yosuke shows up and makes him an offer: team up to get rid of both Yoh and Hao! What will Hana do next month?!
Probably kick Yosuke’s smart ass, since deep deep inside he still loves his dad and uncle lol
PS: If I’m not wrong (small and blurry text is small and blurry) volume 5 will include 11 shaman files!
Coming soon… but sooner if there is something about Men.