New sales: 58,192
New sales: 56,459
If you notice that the copies are always just under the 60,000 mark. This is because each print run for Shaman King Flowers volume 1 was 60,000 copies. So when volume 2 goes on sale early next year, it’s likely that it will get a starting print run of 80,000 copies for the first week. Either way these are great sales numbers for Shaman King Flowers!
In an interesting development, Ultimo volume 1 continues to remain on the New York Times Best Selling manga list for August 28th through September 3rd. As reported last week, the first volume made a suprise return to the best selling list last week at seventh place since it’s first release. This week it rose up to 2nd place, and being the highest selling actual manga on the list (slot #1 was taken by a graphic novel not printed in Japan). This is the highest position Ultimo has ever been on the list. It’s high ranking is directly connected to Borders going out of business and their closing sales. Currently all manga are 70% off, which brings the cost of one of these volumes down to $3 USD. Many stores still have copies of both volume 1 and 2 in stock. However, most of the stores are set to close this weekend. So if you are looking to pick up these first two volumes for their cheapest price, now is the time. It’s also possible that Ultimo will remain on the list next week. However there was a series of new volumes released this past week (including Ultimo volume 6) which may lower Ultimo’s standing on the list.
Source: New York Times Best Seller List
In an unexpected turn of events, the first volume of the Ultimo manga has resurfaced on the New York Times Best Selling Mangas for the week of August 21st. This is not the latest volume (number 6) that will be released this upcoming Tuesday (some stores may not have the volumes on Tuesday because of the holiday weekend). There were very few high profile manga releases that week which may have helped some lower sales gain a higher place on the list. However, the biggest factor to Ultimo’s ranking of 7th was due primarily to the closing of the Borders chain of bookstores. Many of the remaining open stores had an excess of Ultimo volume #1 (as many as 6 volumes per store). With their closing sales ranging from 40%-60% off MSRP many volumes of manga were quickly flying off the shelves. For those looking to start up a new series at a reduced price, Ultimo volume 1 was the deal to get since through the closing sale it was primiarly one of the few series that had extra copies of volume 1.
Ultimo volume 6 will be in your local bookstores and online on Tuesday September 6th. Shaman King Nation will have a full volume review shortly after.
In one of the news stories that sometimes gets overlooked, the Ultimo manga series has been licensed for release in Spain by Panini Comics. It was announced via Panini Comics’ website back in September, 2010. The first volume in Spanish went on sale on May 2011. The cover is located to the left. The second volume is scheduled for release in July 2011. The volumes cost €7.95 .
A preview of the first volume of manga can be found on their website here.
Thanks to Dit for finding this news story in her local bookstore!
Jumbor Volume 1 (ユンボル －JUMBOR－ 1巻) will be released in Japan on December 3rd 2010.
- ISBN: 9784088701622
- Size: Shinshoban (17x11cm)
- Pages: 188
- Chapters: 1~4
- Price: 500¥ (Yen)
More information about this series:
Jumbor is a remake of the 2007 series Juki Ningen Jumbor (also known as Jumbor Barutronica) published in Weekly Shōnen Jump. The series was canceled after ten issues and released in one volume. In July of 2010, Hiroyuki Takei and his former assistant now writer debuted the reworked version of Jumbor inside Ultra Jump. Also in July, Jump Comics released the Angzengbang (Security Edition) of Jumbor (the original series under the new short name) including the ten chapters with the two one-shots published in Ultra Jump. The remake is currently being published in Ultra Jump in Japan. Chapter 5 was recently released in the December issue of Ultra Jump (released on the 19th of November).
Edit: Jumbor volume 1 was released today in Japan. As such, s-manga has uploaded a preview of the volume. This preview is the entire first chapter of the series in Japanese. You can read the preview here. This is the text summery of the book provided by Shueisha:
All of a sudden, a mysterious man appeared at the meeting place of the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Summit in Washington. This man, Genber Diode, announced the start of the World’s Construction Project in order to turn everything into a plain and build a whole new world. Simultaneously, his 10 Heavy Mecha-Human Jumbors debuted the project by dismantling the world heritage. 10 years later, the legendary construction warrior Baru Crow who had lost his life during the world demolition, had been reborn as Heavy Mecha-Human Jumbor and stolen by the hand of Rivetta, the princess of the Dovork Kingdom. Baru is now expected to be the world messiah…!?
突 如、ワシントンの核廃絶サミット会場に現れた謎の男、ゲンバー・ダイオード。この世を再生するため、更地にすることを宣言した彼は配下の10人の重機人 間・ユンボルたちを使って世界同時多発工事を開始！ かくして世界は大解体されてしまった…。それから10年後。大解体で命を落とした伝説の工事職人バ ル・クロウは、元ドヴォーク王国の姫・リベッタの手によって重機人間・ユンボルとして生まれ変わっていたのだった…！！ はたしてバルは、この世界の救世 主となることが出来るのか…！？
Recently Star Comics has updated their website with another preview of their upcoming Shaman King Perfect Edition volume 1 in Italian. It will be released on November 3rd for € 5.90. You can read the new preview here. The preview is open to anyone on the internet, with no regional restrictions. For more information about the Italian release of the Shaman King Kang Zeng Bang, please see our original news post.
Earlier today, Shueisha updated it’s s-manga webiste with the new releases scheduled for December. Jumbor volume 1 ( ユンボル－JUMBOR－ 1巻 ) is set for release on December 3rd for 500yen. It will follow the Jump Comics imprint. These will include the first chapters of the new Ultra Jump series of Jumbor.
Ultimo volume 5 ( 機巧童子ULTIMO 5巻 ) will go on sale November 4th for 460yen.
Check back soon for additional information about each volume, including cover art.
Update: Jumbor volume 1 will have 188 pages which is roughly the first four chapters. ISBN: 9784088701622, size: Shinshoban (17x11cm).
Star Comics has updated with a bunch of new information about the upcoming Italian release of the Shaman King Perfect Edition (or Ultimate Edition). The first volume will be released on November 3rd (rather than Oct 27th, as previously posted). New volumes will be released monthly. The finalized cover art is shown on the left.
On the Nanoda a preview and side-by-side comparison of the new changes in the new Perfect Edition. You can view the comparison here. You will notice that there is a new translation, the SFX are left unedited, and notice alot of Takei’s new changes that he added in the Kang Zeng Bang editions.
Interestingly, Viz Media is cited as contributing to the preview of the volume. As of October 2010, Viz has yet to announce their license for an English release of the Shaman King Kang Zeng Bang editions.
Price: € 5.90
Release date: 03-11-2010
Size: 14.5×21, B, 240 pp, b/n e col
Description: SOLO IN FUMETTERIA A grandissima richiesta tornano le avventure di Shaman King in una nuova eccezionale Perfect Edition. Assolutamente irrinunciabile per tutti i fan del maestro Hiroyuki Takei! – Nuova grafica – Nuove copertine a rilievo – Tavole rivedute e corrette dell’autore – Nuovo formato – Pagine a colori – Dialoghi riveduti e corretti Discendente di un’antichissima famiglia di sciamani, Yoh Asakura possiede l’abilità di vedere gli spiriti. Pur desiderando una vita tranquilla, il ragazzo parteciperà allo Shaman Fight, un torneo tra sciamani che ha luogo ogni 500 anni con lo scopo di eleggere lo Shaman King, colui che, unendosi al Grande Spirito, trasformerà la grande distruzione del mondo in una grande rigenerazione. Un’occasione imperdibile per tutti i giovanissimi lettori che ancora non conoscono le appassionanti vicende del giovane sciamano! Uno dei manga più celebri degli ultimi anni ritorna in grande stile per stupirvi nuovamente! A novembre, tutto per voi!
Shaman King Nation will continue to follow this release, and will hope to put together a full comparison once it is released.
Recently Kaze has uploaded the first 26 pages of their upcoming release of Ultimo volume 1 in French. The preview (region-free) can be found here. The cover, to the left is only a placeholder. The finalized cover can be found here. It will be under their “Shonen Up” line of manga.
Price: 6,95 €
Size: 112 x 176 mm
Release Date: October 28th, 2010
Kaze since August 2009 has been owned by Viz Media. The translation, editing, and typesetting was all done by Kaze, seperate of Viz Media.
[UPDATED] The original news post said that it would still include the “Oversoul covers,” this is a mistake. There is only one cover, and that image is the same as the Japanese cover with the “Oversoul cover” image pressed together.
On October 27th, the first volume of the “Shaman King Perfect Edition” will go on sale in Italy by Star Comics. The price will be € 5.90 and will be released monthly. It has also been confirmed that the cover art of the volumes will be the same as the Japanese editions (including all of the original Japanese, and not including the publisher on the cover). The Italian editions will combine the covers into a single image (as shown to the left). It’s not confirmed if the binding art will remain the same as well.
We will continue to follow as new volumes are being released in Italy.