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Hiroyuki Takei (Japanese: 武井 宏之, Takei Hiroyuki, born May 15, 1972) is a Japanese manga artist.

Biography

Takei was best known for his manga series Shaman King, which spawns several spin-offs and sequels after its manga run. Takei had also serialized Karakuri Dôji Ultimo, co-written with Stan Lee.

In 2015, Takei start serializes Hyper Dash! Yonkuro on Shogakukan's CoroCoro Aniki magazine, based on the late Zaurus Tokuda's Dash! Yonkuro manga. Before the serialization began, Takei published the one-shot manga Dear Zaurus Tokuda on the same magazine, revealing the fact that he is the one who provided the design that what become the Dash-3 Shooting Star while he was still a middle-schooler at that time.

In late 2017, Takei left Shueisha after having a dispute with the publisher on creative differences. Many of his works that were published by Shuiesha goes out-of-print as a result and the publishing rights of his works (with the exception of those published by Kodansha and Shogakukan) were solely owned by Takei himself until Kodansha picked up most of his works going forward. Takei would serializes Shaman King the Super Star in Kodansha's Shounen Magazine Edge in June 2018, while oversees the sidestory works such as Shaman King: Red Crimson and Shaman King Macros which were penned by Jet Kusamura.

Currently, Takei has on two on-going manga series: Shaman King the Super Star and Hyper Dash! Yonkuro. Previously, Takei was working on Jumbor (A remake of his earlier manga Jumbor Barutronica, with Hiromasa Mikami as co-writter), but that was put in hiatus in 2015 before the cancellation due to dispute with Shueisha.

List of works

On-going

In hiatus

  • Jumbor (Co-written with Hiromasa Mikami, serialized on Shueisha's Ultra Jump since August 2010, put in hiatus in 2015, 8 volumes)

Completed / Canceled

  • Butsu Zone (Serialized on Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from March to August 1997, 3 volumes)
  • Shaman King (Serialized on Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from June 1998 to August 2004, with unpublished materials published in the kanzenban volumes in 2009, 32 volumes and 27 kanzenban volumes)
  • Jumbor Barutronica (Serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump from January to April 2007, 1 volume and 2 kanzenban volumes)
  • Karakuri Dôji Ultimo (Co-written with Stan Lee, serialized on Shueisha's Jump Square from March 2009 to October 2015, 12 volumes)
  • Shaman King Flowers (Serialized on Shueisha's Jump X from April 2012 to October 2014, 6 volumes)
  • Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai (Serialized on Kodansha's Shounen Magazine Edge from October 2015 to May 2018, 5 volumes)

One-shots

  • Anna the Itako (Included in Butsu Zone volume 3)
  • Death Zero (Published on Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump Winter Special in 1996, included in Butsu Zone volume 2)
  • Butsu Zone (Pilot chapter) (Published on Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump Summer Special in 1996, included in Butsu Zone volume 1)
  • Exotica (Published on Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump on 2003, included in Shaman King volume 27)
  • Karakuri Dôji Ultimo:0 (Co-written with Stan Lee, published on Shueisha's Jump Square in 2009)
  • Jumbor (Pilot chapter) (Co-written with Hiromasa Mikami, published on Shueisha's Ultra Jump in 2009, included in Jumbor kanzenban volume 2)
  • Jumbor — The Desert With a Floor Heater (Co-written with Hiromasa Mikami, published on Shueisha's Ultra Jump in 2010, included in Jumbor kanzenban volume 2)
  • Little Battlers eXperience: Jin Kaidou Gaiden (Credited as HIRO, based Little Battler eXperience by Level-5, published Shogakukan's CoroCoro G Winter Issue in 2011)
  • Little Battlers eXperience: Boost Gaiden (Credited as HIRO, based Little Battler eXperience by Level-5, published Shogakukan's CoroCoro G Summer Issue in 2011)
  • Yahabe (Published on Shueisha's Jump Square in 2012)
  • Dear Zaurus Tokuda (Published on Shogakukan's CoroCoro Aniki in 2014, included in Hyper Dash! Yonkuro volume 1 and volume 2, 2 chapters)

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