‘Shaman King Returns’ in English for the First Time

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Shaman King

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. Fans can grab it through ComiXology using our affiliate link. 

It features brand-new cover art from the creator himself, all 35 volumes of the original 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.”

The series was 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. The series also spawned a number sequels and spin-offs, currently only available in Japanese.

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!

To learn more about this upcoming debut, tune into Kodansha USA Publishing’s Comic-Con@Home panel: Shaman King: Then, Now & Tomorrow airing Thursday, 07/23/20, 2:00 PM PT.