Hiroyuki Takei

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Birth:May 15, 1972
Age:48
Gender:Male
Years active:1994-
Home town:Yomogita, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/takeimokei Wiki ENhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HiroyukiTakei Wiki JPhttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/E6ADA6E4BA95E5AE8FE4B98B Hiroyuki Takei is a Japanese manga artist best known as the creator of the multicultural hit Shaman Kinghttps://anilist.co/manga/30050/. Hiroyuki Takei started drawing manga with writer EXIAD on SD Dpartement Store Series which they created for a fanzine. Early in his career in 1992 he became the assistant to Tamakichi Sakurahttps://anilist.co/staff/142555/ on Shiawase no Katachihttps://anilist.co/manga/96332/ and Kouji Kiriyamahttps://anilist.co/staff/114838/ on Ninkuhttps://anilist.co/manga/41361/. At that time he also submitted his first yomikiri Dragdoll Group to the Tezuka Award but was rejected. Two years later in 1994 he submitted his short story Anna the Itako to the 48th Tezuka Award and won the honorable mention. He was later introduced to Nobuhiro Watsukihttps://anilist.co/staff/96890/ and became his assistant along with Eiichirou Odahttps://anilist.co/staff/96881/ on Rurouni Kenshinhttps://anilist.co/manga/30022/. Takei published his short story Death Zero in Weekly Shounen Jump winter special and Butsu Zone in the summer special of 1996. A reworked version of Butsu Zonehttps://anilist.co/manga/33539/ became his first manga series published in Weekly Shounen Jump of 1997. Takeis longestrunning series Shaman King began serialization in Shueishas Weekly Shounen Jump in 1998 though was forced to conclude in 2004. In 2007 Takei returned three years after the conclusion of Shaman King with a new WSJ series Jumbor Barutronicahttps://anilist.co/manga/31495/. The series was canceled after ten issues and released in one volume. During the Jump Festa 2008 Shueisha announced a kanzenban reprint of Shaman King. This release reprinted the entire series in 27 volumes complete with new covers while concluding the neverbeforepublished true ending. On March 4 2008 it was announced that Takei would be collaborating on Karakuridouji Ultimohttps://anilist.co/manga/36941/ with renown American comic creator Stan Leehttps://anilist.co/staff/100048/. The project launched with the new Jump Square Second spinoff manga magazine on April 18 2008. On February 15 2017 when answering a fans question Hiroyuki Takei revealed on his official Twitter that he received an offer for an anime remake of his representative work Shaman King but had to turn it down because they were not able to use the first animes voice actors and soundtrack music. Though on June 12 2020 the official Shaman King manga website announced that the manga is inspiring a brandnew television animehttps://anilist.co/anime/119675/ that will premiere April 2021. It is set to adapt all 35 volumes of the mangas new complete edition. Takei was also recently interviewed in a Youtube videohttps://www..com/watch?v=zp6kvcEI4 by Archipel. Sources: Wikipedia Anime News Network
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