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Is it possible we can spread this news far and wide? I think I'm going to set up a petition to have a new company relicense the manga.

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Shaman King License Status in English
 

As previously mentioned on Twitter by Hiroyuki Takei’s Shonen Magazine Edge editor, they are hoping to have Shaman King re-licensed across the world. Currently, no additional publishers have announced that they have the rights to the new Kodansha eBooks or the new Shaman King manga series (The Super Star or Gaiden). However, Vertical and Kodansha Comics, both English USA-based licencors/distributors, are currently in talks with Kodansha in Japan for the license rights. This is typically a private bidding process, followed by writing a contract prior to any official announcement. Often this licensing process can take several months to complete. Both Vertical and Kodansha Comics are partially owned by the Japanese company Kodansha.


Currently Viz Media only has the license for the print volumes, but has not made an official statement as to how long those rights will remain in their hands.

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God I loved Shaman King growing up. Shame it didn't see as much success as OP or Naruto.

 

Hopefully its new licensor can revitalize the ip and we'll get new games and a Blu-ray release.

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