San Diego Comic-Con International’s official website has announced that Kodansha Comics will host an online panel to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the finale of Hiroyuki Takei’s original Shaman King manga series. The panel will feature Kodansha Comics’ Misaki Kido, Ben Applegate, and Ivan Salazar.
The panel will include “exclusive announcements [and] sneak peeks” for the Shaman King franchise. The manga series is inspiring a new anime series that will adapt all 35 volumes of the manga’s new complete edition.
Shaman King debuted in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1998. The series abruptly ended in 2004, although a reprinting of the manga revealed a “true ending” in 2009.
In addition, VIZ Media will host a panel at the convention featuring manga artist Junji Ito. The artist’s most recent work Genkai Chitai (Disturbing Zone) launched on the LINE Manga service on April 15, 2020.
Junji Ito won an Eisner Award for his manga adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.