Sorry for the lack of updates, my schedule was very busy over the last few months, but I plan on putting alot more focus back on this website shortly. Until then, here’s the big stories that need to be covered (in very short form):
Shaman King Remix Editions have been released
Currently the first two volumes are released. Each volume contains a small side story, similar to the style and timeframe as “Snake’s Legs” from Mentalite. In volume 1, the extra is four pages long. In volume 2, the extra is three pages long. New Shaman King Remix volumes will be sold every two weeks, and contain the same reworked art from the Shaman King Kang Zeng Bang editions.
Jumbor was on the cover of Ultra Jump
Takei drew a brand new cover for Ultra Jump again. In addition you can read the entire volume of Ultra Jump from last month (Issue 4, from 3/19/11) for free online. No region-locking, no download: http://info.nicovideo.jp/seiga/ultra/
Ultimo recieves a color page in JumpSQ
Even though Ultimo continues to be near the bottom of the ranking of chapters in Jump SQ, it now recieves yet another color page this month.
Ultimo will be absent from the June issue of Jump SQ
Takei will be taking a one month break from Ultimo in the June issue. No reason is stated. However, when Jumbor took a shorter number of pages for an issue, shortly afterwards the Shaman King Remix was announced. It’s most likely that Takei is working on another project…. which could be the following….
Ultimo will recieve a VOMIC in June 2011
A Vomic is the combination between “Video and Comic” but is more closely connected to a Drama CD with pictures. The Vomic will take a collection of chapters (often 3), and present them with a full voice-over for the entire chapter or a selection. They are free to view online with no region restrictions (however it’s completely in Japanese). The voice actors have been announced for the following:
Agari Yamato = Konishi Katsuyuki (was Amidamaru in Shaman King)
Ultimo = Nakajima Megumi (was Ranka Lee in Macross Frontier)
Kodaira Rune = Nabatame Hitomi
The casting of Nakajima Megumi is a very interesting sign for this vomic. It’s highly likely this is a testing ground for an Ultimo anime and will be using this to judge reception towards it. Shaman King also had a successful line of music CDs (Specifically the S.F.O.V. line), and with Nakajima Megumi as a lead character, it looks like a music CD may be in the future for Ultimo before the end of the year.