Image Courtesy of Mankin-Trad
It was announced quite awhile ago that Shaman King would finally get a true ending in its re-release in Shueisha's Kanzenban collection. Kanzenban means perfect collection. Usually, this means that the manga is reprinted in a larger format on much higher quality paper and has the colors included in the volumes. However, for Shaman King, which ended abruptly in 2004 unfinished, new chapters will be printed in its Kanzenban release. These volumes are known as Shaman King -Kang Zeng Bang- (Yes, that is the official romanization....you can go complain to Shueisha for the corniness).
I am proud and excited to announce that the first new Shaman King chapters have been released after nearly 5 years. There chapters show the full fight between Marco and Luchist and are the new chapter 265 and 266.
You can and will begin to find these new chapters HERE
Mankin-Trad, run by andysislands, has released both a HQ Raw and Scanlation for 265 and shall have 266 released shortly. I, Sai the Shaman, will also be releasing public translations for any scanlators interested in taking it on as a project.
Furthermore, you can all expect new chapters again next month and the final conclusion to the series to be released in April 2009.
I hope and encourage all Shaman King fans to check out these new chapters!