Shaman King : The Return

According to some sources, there will be a new edition of the extremely popular and famous story entitled Shaman King. Ceertain as I am that you all know what I am talking about, let me note that シャーマンキング is  a manga by Hiroyuki Takei and revolves around You Asakura and his road to becoming the ultimate Shaman. It was serialized by Weekly Shounen Jump (Shueisha) between 1998 and 2004 with a lot of following franchise including anime TV series, movies, trading card game and digital games as well. There was even a full reprint of the entire story entitled: Shaman King Kanzen-ban (the Perfect Edition).

The new manga will be a 44 paged story which will come out in Shueisha’s Jump X [Kai] magazine’s volume 4 on November 10, 2011. It will depict a ‘zero-story’, an untold by now part of the main character’s life.  There will be several coloured opening pages and all will be bundled with a special poster. According to the announcements, this new short manga of Shaman King will be the beginning of something huge which will come out in the open next spring. Will there be a new Shaman King for all the grown-up children who loved to see the show in the past?

Also, the new date for the magazine’s publication is every 10th day of each month and not the 25th as it was until now.

Source: Anime News Network

Is this great news or not-so-great? What do you think? Comment below.

5 thoughts on “Shaman King : The Return

  1. Though I agree with InStyle in general, I’m really happy I can buy the new stuff and read it with my little brother, who was too young before. :)

    1. That’s the spirit! I am awaiting something better than YuGiOh since I am not a fan of the latter, but have seen quite a bunch of Shaman King episodes. I am wondering if it will be a manga or an anime, though, the new project I mean. I might be up for an anime more than a manga, but it’s more probable to be a comic.

  2. I would like to say that it’s always nice to have a good story for the children.
    Anyway, what I will say is that I’m a bit puzzled over Takei’s ambition to do and redo the story again and again, until making it as perfect as possible… That’s a concept I find similar to Fullmetal Alchemist, which I also don’t approve of.
    You’re an artist – let your art “go out”, when ready, then – let it live…
    That’s what I believe… :)

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