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NEWS: ComiXology, Kodansha Comics to Publish Shaman King Manga Digitally on July 28


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kingkeex



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:20 am Reply with quote
this is so disappointing.... i was looking forward to physical reprints Sad
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ZeetherKID77



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:32 am Reply with quote
kingkeex wrote:
this is so disappointing.... i was looking forward to physical reprints Sad

Reprinting a 35 volume series is a huge gamble even if they did omnibus volumes. I don't know if Kodansha will have an answer to whether or not they'd do print down the line, they'll probably take Q&A at [email protected] when they do the panel, but it never hurts to ask. Best thing to do right now is buy the digital release and support it, because at the end of the day the sales will determine if they want to do print.
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LegitPancake



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:59 am Reply with quote
Is it at least a new translation?
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Sailor Siren



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:06 am Reply with quote
Only new cover art? Japanese digital version is kanzenban version with redrawn frames/pages and other changes...
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Akamaru_Inu



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:51 am Reply with quote
Well that's disappointing. I was really, really hoping for physical releases. =/
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Ashen Phoenix



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:14 am Reply with quote
Sailor Siren wrote:
Only new cover art? Japanese digital version is kanzenban version with redrawn frames/pages and other changes...

That would be amazing. I'll definitely buy that version if it gets printed down the line.

At least this is a start.
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ZeetherKID77



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:16 am Reply with quote
Sailor Siren wrote:
Only new cover art? Japanese digital version is kanzenban version with redrawn frames/pages and other changes...

If it's that version then I assume they're using that as well but haven't specifically stated if it's Kanzenban
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Gem-Bug



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:21 am Reply with quote
ZeetherKID77 wrote:
Sailor Siren wrote:
Only new cover art? Japanese digital version is kanzenban version with redrawn frames/pages and other changes...

If it's that version then I assume they're using that as well but haven't specifically stated if it's Kanzenban


It is not the Kanzenban, but will be using the redraws as the Kodansha releases in other countries have done so. We get the redraws and the redrawn covers.

Sucks that this is just giving Amazon more money, but hopefully it will get new folks into the fandom.
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Nonaka Machine Gun B



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:04 pm Reply with quote
Dumping 35 volumes.... did they retranslate when they got the license, or are the first 32 volumes Viz's work? I'm not familiar with what Viz did to Shaman King, but if Detective Conan is any indication, yikes.
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ZeetherKID77



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:21 pm Reply with quote
Nonaka Machine Gun B wrote:
Dumping 35 volumes.... did they retranslate when they got the license, or are the first 32 volumes Viz's work? I'm not familiar with what Viz did to Shaman King, but if Detective Conan is any indication, yikes.

https://twitter.com/minovskyarticle/status/1285609745680945154?s=21

It looks a little like the Viz translation but the kana for the SFX is left in, which I think means it's new.
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Gem-Bug



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:22 pm Reply with quote
Nonaka Machine Gun B wrote:
Dumping 35 volumes.... did they retranslate when they got the license, or are the first 32 volumes Viz's work? I'm not familiar with what Viz did to Shaman King, but if Detective Conan is any indication, yikes.


The Viz translation is honestly solid. They also edited Chocolove/Joco's.....unpleasant visual stereotyping.
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Joa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:59 pm Reply with quote
Based on the volume descriptions it looks like Chocolove is still changed to Joco, so I guess they're using the same changes as the Viz translation.
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ZeetherKID77



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:21 pm Reply with quote
Gem-Bug wrote:
Nonaka Machine Gun B wrote:
Dumping 35 volumes.... did they retranslate when they got the license, or are the first 32 volumes Viz's work? I'm not familiar with what Viz did to Shaman King, but if Detective Conan is any indication, yikes.


The Viz translation is honestly solid. They also edited Chocolove/Joco's.....unpleasant visual stereotyping.

That's a plus. I saw his JP appearance and...oof.
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sniper_samurai



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:36 pm Reply with quote
Joa wrote:
Based on the volume descriptions it looks like Chocolove is still changed to Joco, so I guess they're using the same changes as the Viz translation.


I assume it will be the Viz translation, when they put up Initial D in a similar fashion all the previously released volumes still had the terrible TokyoPop translations.
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Scion Drake



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:25 pm Reply with quote
ZeetherKID77 wrote:
Gem-Bug wrote:
Nonaka Machine Gun B wrote:
Dumping 35 volumes.... did they retranslate when they got the license, or are the first 32 volumes Viz's work? I'm not familiar with what Viz did to Shaman King, but if Detective Conan is any indication, yikes.


The Viz translation is honestly solid. They also edited Chocolove/Joco's.....unpleasant visual stereotyping.

That's a plus. I saw his JP appearance and...oof.


Indeed. Here’s hoping the character gets a redesign for the upcoming anime.
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