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Added on 11/27:
So, the main character is 100% going to be Ren. The main website has updated with his image, and this text:
Which… doesn’t say much. More info to be added as it comes out!
Added on 11/28:
This is what’s written below Ren’s image:
Son of the distinguished Tao family, a Chinese clan that has been morally questionable for 1800 years. His goal is to become the Shaman King and create a world without revenge or hatred. His motto is “I shall not waver”.
Nothing new, but yeah.
Added on 11/29:
Not really about Chapter 2… but since people were interested about this I’ll post it here so nobody misses it.
The reprints of Jump Kai 5 INCLUDE THE POSTER (and the POSTCARDS if you buy it in either Animate or Yurindo)
Added on 11/30:
And… it has been confirmed that next month’s special present will be the Revoir song in CD form. Check it!
For details on how to participate in the raffle we need to wait until Jump Kai Vol.6 comes out, so look forward to it
Added on 12/2:
Just like chapter 1, SKZ chapter 2 will have a color page as well!!
Added on 12/10:
This oneshot’s only 20 pages long… I seriously don’t get it. Come on, Shaman King’s the only reason people are buying this shitty magazine!! D:
The next one will have 44 pages again and the cover will be Mankin again too, but still: not happy with this. The chapter’s good, in my opinion, only TOO SHORT. (Also Troll-sensei strikes back with a major mindf***) The title this time is “Tears of the Ren”, which I think is just broken English for “Ren’s tears” …
I can confirm that Shaman King is not the main cover image of Vol 6 of Jump X. The “stock image” of Yoh is present, one of the other
crappy series that serialize in the magazine is the featured image. Rage.
Update 2: The main page has been updated with a nice juicy sexy yummilicious picture of Ren [now the featured image in the scroller]. Also, there’s a blurb at the top which basically says the following: [The image text just says something like "IN VOL 6 SECOND STORY: THE "I SHALL NOT WAVER" TAO REN!]
“1800 years long, the road of history of the Tao Family has shrouded China in darkness.
Covered with the idea of clan revenge, the “state of being” of Tao Ren, his epic story is told here!
Killing, breaking, destroying–
The unknown “Zero Story” that impacted Tao Ren so much is coming soon!”
Whew. I think that’s close enough.
WHAT. THE. FUCK. TAKEI. Seriously? Seriously? TWENTY PAGES? This is the most kick-ass character in the series, the one who was actually VOTED AS THE FAVORITE at least once, and you give him 20 fucking pages? I might actually tweet him a polite, “Why only 20 pages?” because this is unacceptable. I’m paying good money for this (Ordered three copies!) and THIS is what I get? Seriously, quit fucking shafting Ren, Takei. You’ve been doing it since the beginning and it’s SERIOUSLY. NOT. COOL. KNOCK IT OFF.
NOW IF YOU’LL EXCUSE ME, I HAVE AN ART MUSEUM TO GO TO. KTHX FUCK YOU.
PS. “Tears of the Ren” —-> “Tears of the Sun” [an apparently shitty movie starring Bruce Willis in which, "A career soldier is forced to choose between following orders and saving lives in this action thriller." Sounds like Ren to me.]
PPS. He fucked up everything. Including the calender. And I encourage this by continuing to give him money. WHY.