It's not every day there is a huge interview with a manga creator. With the releases of Shaman King KZB extras of "Last Words" we do get a little insight into the mind of Hiroyuki Takei. However, this interview goes well above and beyond. Jumbor, Ultimo, Shaman King, and a little bit about Jyuki Ningen Jumbor are all discussed. Plus you get a behind the scenes look at Hiroyuki Takei's office! On a slight side note, this is his second office, which he moved into towards the end of the original Shaman King release in Weekly Shonen Jump.
There are two versions released for this release. There is the online reading, and there is the .pdf download. I highly recommend downloading the .pdf verision. It's scaleable, you can select the text, and it's much, much larger. But the online reading version is there just in case you want to read it there. (I say download it anyways though, since it may load directly into your browser if you just click "open")
Alot of people need some HUGE thanks for this release. It's really everyone on the team, but here's there "Go you, you rock!" shout outs!
andysislands - (It's me, so I just did everything I normally do..., so I won't toot my own horn)
BadS - He took the time to re-create the entire Pafu interview from the ground up in inDesign. That is super awesome! And must have taken forever. This is a bit of his "swan song" for Mankin-Trad for now (though it's been done for a while). But a huge thanks goes to him for making this release as awesome as it is. a .pdf version wouldn't have happened without him! Mega thanks!
Dit - The single largest undertaking for a single release, ever. And probably ever again. You know this release comes out to 8,189 words, right? That's huge. This interview covered everything, and she was able to make it all happen for us. Super thanks!
Jezzy - And for all those words, we also have Jezzy to proofread through it all and ensure that quality remains at the highest level. Awesome thanks!
So, enjoy this release! I'm sure it's something that will be talked about and referenced for years to come. And thank you again to everyone on this project team. Great work!