Shaman King Manga Goes On A Hiatus

The January 2019 issue of Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine Edge revealed that Shaman King The Super Star manga is going on hiatus. Hiroyuki Takei’s manga will be on hiatus got the February, March, and April issues. This break was necessary as Takei needed to recuperate. So, it’s for a good reason cause you know a lot of mangakas suffer from health problems. So, this break is very good for Takei.

The manga is going to resume in the magazine’s May issue on April 17. The manga was launched back on May 17, after it had got the three prologue chapters published. Viz Media has published the Shaman King manga in English and here is how it describes the story:

When he takes a shortcut through a cemetery, Manta Oyamada meets a strange kid with headphones — surrounded by ghosts. The kid is the teenage shaman Yoh Asakura. Tapping the supernatural swordfighting powers of samurai ghost Amidamaru, Yoh fights Bokuto no Ryu, a sword-wielding gang member. But an even more dangerous opponent is stalking Yoh and Manta — a Chinese shaman who wants to possess Amidamaru.

The original Shaman King began in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine back in 1998. The series was ended all of a sudden in 2004. However, a reprinting of the manga revealed the more clear ending in 2009. Takei also worked on a series of short stories titled Shaman King 0 in Shueisha’s Jump X magazine in November 2011. Also, he published Shaman King Flowers, which is a sequel series. It was published in the same magazine from 2012 to 2014.

Takei has also worked on the Ultimo and Jumbor manga. He began Nekogahara as his first work with Kodansha. Currently, the trademark owner of Shaman King is Kodansha. Viz Media no longer has the license to the manga.

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