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Shaman King Gets 20th Anniversary Exhibition This Winter

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga will get a traveling exhibition throughout Japan this winter. The series' exhibition will open first in Space 634 in the Tokyo Solamachi retail complex in Oshiage, Tokyo on November 23. After finishing its run on December 4, the event will head to the Abeno Harukas Kintetsu store inside the Abeno Harukas skyscraper in Osaka in January 2020 followed by an opening in the Tooku Nippo Shinmachi Building in Shinmachi, Aomori.

The exhibition celebrates the manga's 20th anniversary. Takei's Shaman King manga began in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1998. The series abruptly ended in 2004, although a reprinting of the manga revealed a "true ending" in 2009. Takei drew a series of short stories titled Shaman King 0 in Shueisha's Jump X magazine starting in November 2011, and published a sequel series titled Shaman King Flowers in the same magazine from 2012 to 2014.

Viz Media published the manga in English in the past, and it describes how the story began:

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 Admidamaru, 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 manga's new arc Shaman King: The Super Star began serializing in Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge in April 2018. The series went on six-month hiatus due to Takei's health in December. Jet Kusamura's Shaman King: Red Crimson manga spinoff launched in June 2018.

Source: Comic Natalie


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