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    umbramantis is offline Senior Member Regular
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    i read that Takei was helping with this new manga... i was wondering if anyone can post some pictures~~

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    Since I've been personally following this developing story, I'll set everybody on the right path.

    As I see it, right now, in Japan, Yu-Gi-Oh! is losing it's grip. There basically isn't any other major collectable being very popular right now. The people at V-Jump know this, so I believe they put a plan together to build "the next big thing." So thus we get Smash Bomber.

    But, a name and a dream doesn't make money. They knew they needed something more. So, in order to sell the toys, they hired Hiroyuki Takei as the frontman.

    Smash Bomber (or for short "Sumabo," simular to Shaman King can be "Mankin."), is basically about a boy who plays "Smash Bomber." Smash Bomber is called the "21st Century Mekko," or for everybody else in the world, "21st Century Pogs." Yeah, pogs. Don't know what they are? Use wikipedia.

    I believe in the June issue of V-Jump, there was a "The How to [Play]" chapter. This will be refered to as chapter 0, not chapter 1. First page image click the link below:
    http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4825/sbtht8ph.jpg

    Now, this manga was created in order to sell toys. So one of their key selling points was to sell it under Takei's name. Just look at the Weekly Jump page and the toy below, clearly showing Takei's name right on the packaging.




    So, you may be asking what's Takei really doing with this project. Well, he is doing "character design" and "project supervision."

    Chapter 1 came out a little while ago in the August issue of V-Jump. Here's the cover page, and you should notice alot of Takei style in there.

    Right off you should notice the kid up in the upper left. He's doing the "Yoh/Hao" look. The one that Lyserg hates, yeah, you know, that one. The main character, appears to have some Horohoro-ness in him. Plus, you can't miss the little girl next to him. She's pretty much exactly Tamao. How she's walking kinda reminds me of Satchi from Butsu Zone too. So you can't say the Hiroyuki Takei is sitting idle with this project.

    So, I'm asking for a favor. Somebody please give me some more scans from the August issue of V-Jump (the latest one)! If you do, I'll clean them up, and with the help of BadS, possibly create scanlations. If the story is good, we'll create a scanlations, and consider future scanlations. If it's bad, we still want the RAW scans to see for ourselves. So please find us some RAW scans!
    Know Chinese or Japanese? Want to help with Shaman King, Jyuki Ningen Jumbor, or Butsu Zone translations?
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    Mankin-Trad Scanlations Updated: (July 13th, 2007)
    - Jyuki Ningen Jumbor 07 coming soon!
    - Shaman King: Kang Zeng Bang reprints are released in Japan! Scans (English and Japanese) from Volumes 1-7 on Mankin-Trad now!

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    wow, thanks! wasn't expecting so much info!~ really appriciate it :]

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    Yeah. No problem.

    Also, shaza is working on getting some scans for us. So once she passes them onto me, I'll clean them up as needed, and release the raws, for everybody else. Scanlations depend on how good it is, so no promises!
    Know Chinese or Japanese? Want to help with Shaman King, Jyuki Ningen Jumbor, or Butsu Zone translations?
    See this page for details!


    Mankin-Trad Scanlations Updated: (July 13th, 2007)
    - Jyuki Ningen Jumbor 07 coming soon!
    - Shaman King: Kang Zeng Bang reprints are released in Japan! Scans (English and Japanese) from Volumes 1-7 on Mankin-Trad now!

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    Sorry about the double post, but I got some important updates.

    First of all, I have recieved the scans for chapter 1. I have just cleanned them. I have been requested by BadS (the translator) NOT to release the RAW scans. So, not much I can do about that, even though I do have them. But what I will do is release 3 new images for you all to look at. The rest of this post does contain Spoilers! Just warning you. Nothing really surprising, since you don't know the story to begin with!


    As you can tell, some of this manga is a bit hybrid artstyle. Something Takei didn't do. Also, you can tell how HQ these scans are. Some credit goes to me for cleaning, but most goes to the scanner. Which I don't know who it is yet, another reason for not releasing the RAW scans yet. But I will find out our sources name!


    You'll notice in this page, there are alot of "Barcode Lines." I guess it's better than white space, but makes the page look a bit too busy. Also, I spy Yoh on the page. Do you see him? (or the character design, and stance that just like him)


    Finally, one of three double pages in this chapter. This is the third. Shows that it appears most of the character's "Signature Moves" (a temp name until I get a better one, taken from the SK TCG) are in English. Vinta's is "Sunset Burn." Also, the "Tamao" girl in the bottom right is 100% Takei. But that image is almost more "Manta" like.

    Anyways, BadS and I have agreed to do scanlations for this project as long as we keep getting RAW scans. BadS is working on translations (and maybe some special RAW cleaning) and I'm doing lots of other stuff (like RAW cleaning, maybe some Editor work, and probably textsetting). Now clue when the chapter will be done. But we do know that Chapter 2 is out in Japan, and comes with at least 1 color page! Smash Bomber will also be released by "MankinTrad" so look forward to it!
    Know Chinese or Japanese? Want to help with Shaman King, Jyuki Ningen Jumbor, or Butsu Zone translations?
    See this page for details!


    Mankin-Trad Scanlations Updated: (July 13th, 2007)
    - Jyuki Ningen Jumbor 07 coming soon!
    - Shaman King: Kang Zeng Bang reprints are released in Japan! Scans (English and Japanese) from Volumes 1-7 on Mankin-Trad now!

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    umbramantis is offline Senior Member Regular
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    yipiee~!~! thanks!~

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    Wow, thanks for info !
    In my opinion, there has to be some reason for such an obvious similarity of characters . Maybe this is some bizarro parallel reality, where shamans fight with eachother with those commercial plastic toys, instead of spirits ?
    Just look at this, this chibby Horo even rides on board! (snow, skate - who cares... )

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    The scanner is mad_hatter_md01 from #manga-rain. All credit goes to him, he scanned it ultra HQ.

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    coughbeybladeripoffcough

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    (back from the dead) wow his new thing looks freakishly like beyblade 0.o awwww mini me's of horo and tamao XD
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