The official website of Shogakukan’s Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed on Thursday that Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King) and artist Yūki Imada (Tengoku no Ragnarok) launched the new manga in the magazine’s August issue on the same day. The series, titled Mini 4 King, revolves around kids racing Mini 4WD Laser cars. Tamiya recently launched a mini car line.
Author Takei drew Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai (Nekogahara) as his first manga with Kodansha in the first issue of Shonen Magazine Edge in May 2015, and he ended the series in April 2018. Kodansha Comics released manga in English.
Shaman King debuted in Shueisha, Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1998. The manga ended abruptly in 2004, although a reprint of the manga revealed a “happy ending” in 2009. Viz Media first that published 32 volumes of the Shaman King manga between 2003 and 2011, but it no longer holds the license for the manga. Shueisha originally held the rights to the manga in Japan. Comixology Originals and Kodansha USA Publishing are publishing all of Shaman King in digital English.
The main manga previously inspired a television anime from 2001 to 2002. A new anime adaptation of all 35 episodes of the new complete version of the manga premiered on April 1 and is ongoing. Netflix will stream the anime worldwide on August 9. The anime will have 52 episodes.