Shaman King first came out in 2001 in Japan and then an English version was released in the USA in 2003. The show consisted of 64 episodes. It received a good response from the critics in both the manga and anime community. And, was genuinely loved by its audience.
The series ended in 2004. But, it didn’t receive a well-deserving end. Both, the anime and manga have come in the top ten lists in their respective fields as well. In June 2020, a new anime television series was announced that will adapt the 35 volumes of the new complete manga edition, and it will premiere in April 2021 on TV Tokyo. Now, if you are a fan of the franchise, we have good news for you.
The official website for the new television anime for Hiroyuki Takei’s Shaman King manga began streaming a new teaser promotional video for the anime on Thursday. You can watch the promotional video here.
Staff and Cast of Shaman King
The anime will be produced by Bridge and directed by Joji Furuta. The series composition will be done by Shōji Yonemura. Satohiko Sano will be in charge of the character designs and music composed by Yuki Hayashi.
Yōko Hikasa will play the role of Yoh Asakura for the new series, while Megumi Hayashibara, Katsuyuki Konishi, and Minami Takayama will reprise their roles from the 2001 anime as Anna Kyoyama, Amidamaru, and Hao Asakura, respectively
And if you’re having any second thought like is it really worth it? Should I really watch it?
Well, watch this video that explains why you should!
Shaman King Plot: What is it about?
The anime is based on the Manga created by Hiroyuki Takei. It revolves around a 13-year-old boy named Yoh Asakura. He can communicate with the spirit world. He wants to become a Shaman King who can contact the Great Spirit, the most powerful spirit.
Since once someone becomes a Shaman King, they can shape the world the way they like. In order to become a ShamanKing, Yoh has to fight other shamans to gain that position and this is his once in a lifetime opportunity as it happens on once in 500 years. So, the series will be following the same storyline.
Originally this book has thirty-five volumes and it has been mentioned that the show is going to start from the beginning and will be covering all the volumes along the way. So that means we are going to see a lot in the future.
Also, here’s how Kodansha USA describes the manga:
In the world of Shaman King, shamans possess mysterious powers. They allow them to commune with gods, spirits, and even the dead. Meanwhile, Manta Oyamada’s about to learn all about them, because his class just welcomed a new transfer student: Yoh Asakura, a boy from way off in Izumo…and a shaman in training!