Kodansha previously teased a special announcement
Shaman King was previously published under Shueisha's Jump Comics line which spanned Weekly Shonen Jump from 1998 to 2004, then published in 32 volumes. The series was also a minor hit in the US mainly owing to the anime adaptation being released by 4Kids and broadcast on the Fox Network's defunct FoxBox childrens programming block in 2003, along with Viz Media releasing the manga around the same time into 2007 through its own Shonen Jump magazine. Below, a message from Hiroyuki Takei on the 20th anniversary of Shaman King:
"Shaman King" will celebrate 20th anniversary this year.
It is all thanks to the readers that it is possible to set up various projects at this milestone .
It is so encouraging and I am happy. Thank you. I will keep doing my best to make
this work reach the readers of the next generation, so I look forward to your continued
Along with the opening of the site, the manga will be republished by Kodansha beginning next year in Japan as ebooks with new cover artwork. Kodansha has also confirmed that a new arc will be published beginning Spring 2018 in Shonen Magazine Edge.
This article has been corrected with help from ANN