An interesting news article came up on Canned Dogs a little while ago, which listed many of the Shonen Jump animes and their average TV viewership in Japan. Interestingly, Shaman King ranked in at 8.5% of all people in Japan while new episodes were being broadcasted. Taking the 2004 estimate of 127,333,000, that means about 10,823,30,517 people, on average watched the Shaman King anime. Compared to the highest Code Geass R2 rating for a single episode was 4.0%. So, clearly Shaman King was fairly popular back in 2001. This year the original Shaman King anime series is being released on three separate boxsets, the first of which has already been release, and the second will be released on the 22nd of this month.
It’s also worth noting that Shaman King beat popular series such as “Bleach” and “Naruto.” Their averages were most likely skewed, because of their larger number of episodes than Shaman King. For a complete list of the animes in the list, visit Canned Dogs.
From the latest issue of Jump SQ, a preview for next month’s issue is provided in the back of the volume. As seen at the bottom left hand corner of this preview, and image of Ultimo is shown with “Hiroyuki Takei” listed below. Now, it’s unlikely that all 8 of those mangas listed will be shown in the next issue, since all of them are oneshots (except Ultimo, which was expected to have a run in Jump SQ). However, this may provide some details on when Ultimo will receive a complete and true first chapter in Jump SQ. Issue 12 of Jump SQ will be released in Japan on November 4th.
“Ultimo” was originally printed in Jump SQ II, a special edition of Jump SQ. This was later reprinted in English in an issue of Shonen Jump USA, only 4 months later.
(Source: http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1053052#post1053052 )
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