Back on January 5th, the first two Kang Zeng Bang of 2009 were released. These volumes were 21 and 22. Volume 21 contained chapters 224-234, while volume 22 had 235-245.
シャーマンキング 完全版 21 & 22
Volume 21: 978-4-08-874223-6
Volume 22: 978-4-08-874224-3
In volume 22, there were some extra additions as well. First, is the “Visionz” section. This is a page with an image of a character along with a small paragraph about the character. The character is aged several years, and should be in the year 2007, when Funbari Not Uta chapters take place. Visionz 01, was Horohoro. Starting with volume 22, Funbari No Uta chapter 1 was also included. The remaining Funbari No Uta chapters will be republished in volumes 23-26.
The sales for these volumes were the highest recorded yet, with 35,174 and 34,827 sales each. This is 10,000 more sales this past month than previous months. The pins connected with these volumes are Gororo and Marco.
シャーマンキング 完全版 23& 24
Volume 23: 978-4-08-874225-0
Volume 24: 978-4-08-874226-7
Volume 23 contains chapter 246-256, relax, Visionz 02, and Funbari No Uta Chapter 2. This Visionz contains Lyserg. Relax is a reprint of the special from the Shaman King Fanbook. Volume 24 contains chapters 257-268, Visionz 03, and Funbari No Uta chapter 3. Visionz 03 is Chocolove. However, in this volume, Chapters 264 and 265 are new chapters created for the KZB only. These chapters contain the Marco and Luchist fight. More information will come in the future about these two chapters when our review copy of volume 24 arrives. The pins connected to these volumes are Ohachiyo and Zelel.
The next volumes to be released are volumes 25 and 26, which will be released on March 4th, 2009 in Japan. These volumes will concluded the original published Shaman King chapters, and volume 26 should contain at least one new chapter of the conclusion of Shaman King. This may include a modified version of the originally published chapter 285.
All of the information in this post can be referenced in the newly updated Ultimate Kang Zeng Bang Guide. Several older volumes now contain additional information since the last version, as listed in the history section of the page. Go check out the page if you haven’t lately!