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Hiroyuki Takei Ends Ultimo Manga this Fall, Takes Hiatus From Jumbor

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Shaman King author said in October that he planned to end both series this year

The inaugural summer issue of Shueisha's quarterly magazine Jump SQ. Crown is revealing on Friday that Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King) and Stan Lee will end their Ultimo manga in the fall issue, which will ship in October.

Takei had announced in February that he planned to end the manga in July. Takei began the Ultimo manga in Jump Square in collaboration with Marvel Comics' Stan Lee in 2009. Shueisha shipped the 11th compiled volume in Japan in January, and Viz Media shipped the 10th volume in English in November 2014. Viz describes the story:

With girl and money troubles, life is hard enough for high school student Yamato, but then he stumbles upon Ultimo, a peculiar-looking puppet. Things only get stranger when Ultimo awakens and his archenemy Vice shows up. Will this be the battle that finally decides good versus evil, or is this just the beginning of a most fantastic adventure?

Additionally, the August issue of Ultra Jump is revealing on Saturday that Takei is putting his Jumbor manga on hiatus. Ultra Jump will publish more information at a later date about the manga's return. Takei had said in October 2014 that he planned to end Jumbor and Ultimo this year.

Takei is currently also publishing the Hyper Dash! Yonkurō manga in Shogakukan's Coro Coro Aniki quarterly magazine. He will launch the Nekogahara manga in Kodansha's new manga magazine Shonen Magazine Edge on September 17.


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