News Shaman King Creator: Turned Down New Anime Plans Because Original Cast, Music Could Not Be Used
posted on 2017-02-15 02:00 EST
Shaman King manga creator Hiroyuki Takei commented on Twitter on Tuesday that he turned down plans to make a new Shaman King anime because it could not use the original anime's voice cast and music. He added that he still hopes for another opportunity.
じつを言うと本格的なところまで再アニメ化の話はありましたが…前作の声優さんや楽曲が使用できないとのことで、お断りさせていただきました。またチャンスがあるといいですね https://t.co/gk4i5TsFEi— 武井宏之 (@takeimokei) February 14, 2017
To be honest there were serious discussions on an anime remake, but... since we couldn't use the voice actors and music from the original work, I declined. Still, it would be nice to have another chance.
The original manga began in 1998 and abruptly ended in Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2004, though 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 starting in November 2011, and published a sequel series titled Shaman King Flowers in the same magazine from 2012 to 2014.