Shaman King, the shonen manga classic by Hiroyuki Takei, will be released in its entirety on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020. The digital release will be part of the comiXology Originals line, which will be readable for free by Amazon Prime members thorugh Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited. The series will also be available to purchase for non-Prime members.
This will also be the first time the thirty-five volume series has been completed in English, as the final three volumes have never before been translated. Further, the release will include new cover art by Takei.
The series takes place in a world where people called shamans possess the ability to commune with spirits, gods, and the dead… and Manta Oyamada is about to learn all about it firsthand when a new student in his class, Yoh Asakura, turns out to be in training as a shaman!
If you’ve still got questions, consider tuning in to Kodansha USA Publishing’s Shaman King: Then, Now, & Tomorrow panel at SDCC ’20. The panel will air this Thursday, July 23rd, at 2:00 PM Pacific Time.
Here are the preview images, and scroll down further to read the official press release on the panel and the release.
July 21, 2020 – New York, NY – Kodansha USA Publishing and comiXology Originals announced today, that after years out of print, Shaman King, Hiroyuki Takei‘s shonen manga classic, will return in English and be completed for the first time ever on Tuesday, July 28th! Featuring brand-new cover art from the creator himself, all 35 volumes of the original Shaman King series – including the final three volumes never before published in English – will be available to read digitally starting next Tuesday, as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content. These titles can be read upon release at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime via their Prime Reading benefit, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited, and will also be available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.
“It’s been over 10 years since I’ve completed Shaman King. But finally –– at last –– I can deliver the true ending to the story to the fans in America,” says Shaman King creator Hiroyuki Takei. “It’s a message from my heart, and I think it’s a particularly important one in this day and age. I hope that it’ll reach the hearts of many comrades.”
In the world of Shaman King, shamans possess mysterious powers that allow them to commune with gods, spirits, and even the dead…and Manta Oyamada’s about to learn all about them, because his class just welcomed a new transfer student: Yoh Asakura, a boy from way off in Izumo…and a shaman in training!
first published in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1998 to 2004, and was adapted into a 64-episode anime in 2001. VIZ Media oversaw the English-language debut of both the manga and anime in 2003. Shaman King also spawned a number sequels and spin-offs, currently only available in Japanese including: Zero, Flowers, Super Star and Red Crimson.
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