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Kodansha Reveals the Shaman King and Spinoff Series On Sale Dates

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After a brief production delay, Kodansha USA Publishing and comiXology Originals have announced that they will digitally release all 35 volumes of the original Shaman King series on October 6, 2020, exclusively on comiXology and Kindle.

This release of Shaman King will include the final three volumes never before published in English, completing this foundational shonen-action series in English for the first time ever and featuring brand-new cover art from the creator Hiroyuki Takei himself. These volumes will be available to read digitally, 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 was also announced today, that the Shaman King spinoff series will also be making their English-language digital debut, following the re-release of the original Shaman King series. The first spinoff, Shaman King Zero will be available October 13, 2020, with Shaman King: Flowers available October 20, 2020Shaman King: Red Crimson, available October 27, 2020, and Shaman King: Super Star available December 8, 2020All Shaman King spinoff series will be available to purchase and read across Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Apple Books, Google Play, Rakuten Kobo, Nook, and izneo.

Shaman King Returns with ALL 35 Volumes Completed in English for the First Time Ever

Kodansha USA Publishing and comiXology Originals habe announced, 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.

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!

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Yuichiro Hayashi, Hiroyuki Takei of Garo: The Animation Head to Otakon

HiroyukiTakeiTwo of the instrumental forces behind Garo: The Animation will attend Otakon 2015 as guests: director Yuichiro Hayashi and character designer Hiroyuki Takei. Garo: The Animation is animated by MAPPA, the studio run by Masao Maruyama.

Hayashi began his career with Studio LIVE in 2001. He served as unit director, animation director and did key animation on Batman Gotham Knight: In Darkness Dwells. He performed mechanical design for Halo Legends: Baby Sitter and was art director for Welcome to Space Show, as well as doing concept art design for Quantuma@Theory. For 009 Re: Cyborg he did the storyboard, and he stepped up to director for a Toyota PES commercial before helming his first series, Garo: The Animation.

YuichiroHayashiIn addition to being a character designer for Garo: The Animation, Takei is also the manga-ka for Shaman King and ULTIMO. His other credits include doing the story and art for the mangas Butsu Zone, Funbari no Uta and Juki Ningen Jumbor.

Garo: The Animation, is a supernatural series, where magical knights and their sorcerer assistants are hunted down and killed by the king’s chief adviser, Mendosa. But one child, Leon, born to a sorceress just before her execution, is secreted away by his knight father, Herman. In hiding, Herman raises Leon as the heir to the legendary Golden Armor. By the time Leon has grown, the chief adviser has gained complete control of the king and even banished Prince Alfonso and his mother. The prince begins his own journey, searching for the heir of the Golden Armor in order to reclaim his throne.

MAPPA is an animation studio founded in 2011 by Maruyama, the founder and former producer of Madhouse. MAPPA stands for Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association.

Otakon 2015 will be held July 24-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Otakon 2015 is celebrating fairy tales, folk stories, myths, and legends.