Shaman King - Gets Handed to Kodansha (Discussions)

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Shaman King who was with the Jump Publication for years will soon get the jump to Kodansha at the turn of 2018.

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Japanese publisher Kodansha is now listed as the trademark owner for "Shaman King" in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga was previously published by Shueisha.

The January issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge featured a teaser silhouette along with the URL "" on the last color page of Takei's Nekogaharamanga on December 16. The website currently redirects to Kodansha's main website, but it will open on January 1.

Shaman King began in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1998. It abruptly ended in 2004, though a reprinting of the manga revealed a "true ending" in 2009. Takei drew a series of short stories titled Shaman King 0 in Shueisha's Jump X starting in November 2011, and published a sequel series titled Shaman King Flowers in the same magazine from 2012 to 2014.

Takei began Nekogahara, his first manga with Kodansha, in the new Shonen Magazine Edge magazine in September 2015. The manga is ongoing.

Update: The Shonen Magazine Edge teaser silhouette is below:

Shaman King Goes to Kodansha
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Apr 17, 2017
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A blessing in disguise-this means we could finally see an English release of Keng Zeng Bang in the states(which had the true ending of the manga), which I have waited for going on nearly a decade.


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