After a brief production delay, Kodansha USA Publishing & comiXology Originals announced that they will digitally release all 35 volumes of the original Shaman King series on October 6, 2020, exclusively on comiXology & 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’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.”
“We appreciate all the patience and support we’ve received from our fans while we worked to create the best possible manga experience for Shaman King,” said Kodansha USA Publishing President & CEO Alvin Lu. “This is the release Hiroyuki Takei‘s shonen manga classic deserves, and it will be accompanied by the whole compendium of its sequels and prequels. A lot here to thrill fans both new and old!”
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, 2020, Shaman King: Red Crimson, available October 27, 2020, and Shaman King: Super Star available December 8, 2020. All 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.
As previously announced, plans for the original Shaman King series print editions are still scheduled for release between 2021 and 2022, with the first two volumes of the 600-page, 3-in-1 omnibus editions slated to debut February 2021. These print editions will be distributed by Penguin Random House.
Shaman King, and its subsequent series Shaman King Zero, Shaman King: Flowers, Shaman King: Red Crimson, and Shaman King: Super Star are all created and produced by mangaka Hiroyuki Takei. For more information on this and other Kodansha USA Publishing titles please visit: https://kodanshacomics.com/.