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 Anzengbang (2 volumes – original Weekly Shonen Jump series + 2 oneshots)
The manga volumes can be purchased up till the end of the month (June 30th, 23:59). If you have the volume in your BookWalker library, you can still redownload the volume from the service. However they will not be selling the series on the service for new buyers after that date, as confirmed by Bookwalker’s Twitter.
— BOOK☆WALKER【公式】 (@BOOK_WALKER) June 26, 2017
This is timed with the previously announced consolidation of the Shaman King app which closes at the end of the month. But other series that are being consolidated are not being removed from the service.
Interestingly, not all of Hiroyuki Takei’s series are being removed from the service. Karakuri Dôji Ultimo (機巧童子ULTIMO), which was published by Shueisha is not being removed, nor is Hiroyuki Takei’s current manga series of of Nekogahara. Hyper Dash! Yonkuro is not currently for sale on the service. Only Nekogahara is available on the Global/International store and is also not affected. Previously, the Shaman King Kang Zeng Bang (Perfect Edition – KZB) was a timed exclusive on Yahoo! eBook app, so digital exclusivity is not uncommon with Hiroyuki Takei’s series.