In the July issue of Jump SQ II, a special Ultimo chapter was released. However, this was not a normal chapter, but a spin-off of the Ultimo series. Officially the series is called “Ultimo Ulate” (機巧童子ULTIMO ULATE). However, this is most likely a misspelling of the word “urate,” which gives the series title more meaning.”Ultimo Urate” can mean “back door” or translate to “Behind Ultimo.” “Urate” also means “ugly” in Romanian. This story is not drawn by Hiroyuki Takei like the rest of the Ultimo series. Instead this is drawn by someone with the pen name of “JK.” This spin off story shows many of the Ultimo cast as children in the 5th grade. The chapter is only 23 pages long.
The regular series of Ultimo continues in Jump SQ each month. A new chapter of Ultimo will be released on July 4th in Japan, and will contain another color page. Ultimo volume 1 will be released on July 3rd in Japan, and will be featured on the Japanese TV show “Jump Bang!” the same day.
Thanks to Dit and Jezzy for translations
On July 3rd at 18:00 on TX, TVO, TVA, TSC, TVh, and TVQ, Ultimo will be featured in the TV show “Jump Bang!” (サキよみ ジャンBANG!). This TV series features a manga series from Weekly Shonen Jump, V-Jump, or Jump SQ each week. The show typically gives some background information about the manga, as well as a sneak peek in how the manga is created. Ultimo will be featured in the 14th episode of the series. A video interview with Stan Lee will also take place during the show. This will also feature as a tie-in to promote the first volume of Ultimo which will be released on the same day in Japan.
Thanks to Jezzy for translation.
On the 4th of June, the final Shaman King fanbook was released. This post will cover all of the major sections in the book. As a result, there may be some spoilers. The specific contents of the pages will not be covered, so spoilers will be very light. The book takes place after the end of Chapter 300 in Kang Zeng Bang, and contains alot of recap. None of the content in this post will “ruin” the end of Shaman King if you haven’t read it, but there may be some spoilers. So, this is the last call, click the “Read the rest of this entry »” to see what’s in the book!
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This news post was updated on 6-03-09, with new information with new info from Dit, thanks!.
On June 4th, the final Shaman King fanbook, the Mentalite (formally referred to as Mantarite prior), will go on sale. This volume will have an OS cover like the previous Kang Zeng Bang volumes. It will be sold for 1567yen, with an ISBN of 978-4088748221.
This fanbook will contain 10 pages of full color Shaman Files. This is 6 more pages than normal, and totaling up to 29 new files. There will be a full poster pull out. One side will contain EVERY Shaman File (or at least an image of each character and spirit), and scaled correctly for their size. The other side will have a poster of other info.
There will be two new chapters in the volume. One of the chapters will feature Hana (teenager) and Anna (adult) training.
This is the table of contents for the volume:
Thousands of Spirits. Poster “Everyone Assembles Again”
Shaman Fight in Tokyo 2000 Incredible Record
Good Luck Charms “O.S stickers”
Full Colored Pics “Shaman Files Mentalité”
Shaman King Bonus Track “Snake’s Legs” [This is the first chapter]
Shaman Fight in Tokyo 2000 Official Program
Die Last Words
Mandarin Conclusion Interview
Regarding the Kanzenban Conclusion
Project Kang Zeng Bang
Full Colored Pics -Shaman Files- Complete Index
Shaman King Kanzenban -Volumes- Complete Index
Shaman Fight in Tokyo 2000 Incredible Record “How to play guide”
Shaman King Flowers “Hana’s epoch” [This is the second chapter]
You can see the Japanese preview online here: http://www.s-manga.net/comics/cm_20090604_wj_jpc_9784088748221_shamanking-guide-book-mantarite.html
We’ll have more information about the volume and it’s contents when it’s released (which may contain spoilers)!
Make sure you read the news post below! Tons of Ultimo news, which has been updated!
On July 3rd in Japan, the first Ultimo (機巧童子ULTIMO) volume will be released in Japan. The volume will be priced at 459yen. Page count, and ISBN have not been released yet for this volume.
On June 4th, a new Ultimo chapter will be released in Jump SQ, continuing it’s monthly release schedule in Japan. This new chapter will be extended with 46 pages with color pages.
Updated:On July 19th, Jump SQII issue 3 will be released in Japan. This will contain a 23 page special chapter of Ultimo in it. Ultimo Chapter 0 premiered in Jump SQII issue 1.
Currently on newstands right now in the USA, the first chapter of Ultimo is being published in Shonen Jump, starting with chapter 1.