Viz has recently updated it’s website with a bunch of interviews and pictures from San Diego Comic Con 2010. You can read the full articles below:
One of the biggest announcements is that “Part III” of the manga will be coming soon, starting in chapter 21, which will be released in JumpSQ in October. This would be the first chapter in volume 6 of the manga. Currently, chapter 20 will be released in Jump SQ on September 4th in Japan. This chapter would also complete the 5th volume of manga, which will be released in November 2010.
From the Oricon weekly rankings of manga volume sales in Japan, Ultimo was placed 15th for it’s first week of sale. The exact number of volumes sold was 39,313 copies. Volume 3 of the Ultimo series only sold 37,259 in it’s first week on the market.
Additionally, Shaman King volume 29 in English has been on the NY Times best selling manga list last month. This list doesn’t include all retailers, and doesn’t provide numbers of copies sold.
On August 4th, 2010 the fourth volume of the Ultimo manga series by Hiroyuki Takei and Stan Lee was released. This volume contained chapters 13-15. There are no notable changes from the original chapters printed in JumpSQ.
In the next volume preview, Ultimo volume 5 is being listed as a November release date. This release date could be changed (as was with Ultimo volume 4) as we get closer to the actual release date.
In the September issue, the Ultimo chapter will be 46 pages long and contain a color page.