"Shaman King" Manga Author Refused An Offer for Anime Remake

"I hope there will be another chance."

Answering to a fan's question, 44-year-old manga artist Hiroyuki Takei revealed on his official Twitter yesterday that he received an offer for an anime remake of his representative work Shaman King, but had to turn down it. The original Shaman King manga series was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump for 300 chapters from 1998 to 2004, then compiled in 32 tankobon volumes. The first TV anime adaptation produced by XEBEC was aired for 64 episodes from July 2001 to September 2002. 



"To tell the truth, there was an offer for an anime remake that reached a realistic level... But because they were not able to use the first anime's voice actors and soundtrack music, I had to turn down it. I hope there will be another chance."



Takei is known for his good relationship with the Shaman King anime voice actors and actresses, especially

Megumi Hayashibara who voiced the main heroine Anna Kyoyama. The two were reportedly exchanging

emails for a while even after the anime and manga ended.



Takei's recent "Shaman King" arts posted on Twitter










"Shaman King" manga 1st and 32nd volume covers


TV anime DVD box set arts



Source: Hiroyuki Takei Twitter, via: Netlabo


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