Well, known Creation of Hiroyuki, Shaman King is supernatural, adventure series of Japan. The manga is centered around the adventures of Yoh Asakura. He wants to become shaman Shaman King.
Initially, the manga was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from June 1998 to August 2004 and ran for 32 volumes. Later in 2017, Kodansha obtained the publishing rights and converted it into 35 e-book volumes. It got published in 2018.
Xebec studio accepted it as anime television series that premiered from July 4, 2001, to September 25, 2002, in Japan. The anime ran for 64 episodes on TXN (TV Tokyo) network.
The manga and anime were released in other parts of the world and received worldwide popularity. 38 million copies of manga are only sold in Japan so far. The series and manga made their place in the top 10 in several prestigious lists. Several games and apparel were also produced on the same theme. Numerous spin-offs of the anime were also produced.
Now Bridge studio is working on the remake of the anime. Well, read till the end to know the details about it.
The Release Date of Shaman King. When Will It Premiere?
The original series came to an end in 2004. And after more than 15 years, the creators decided to reboot the series. Nobody saw it coming after this long. But it is a treat for the fans of Shaman King. The series is scheduled to land in Japan on April 1, 2021, on TV Tokyo. However, Netflix has not announced any released date for the series. We hope that Netflix will air the series this year only.
The Cast of Shaman King. Who Will We See In It?
The showrunners have revealed the cast of the reboot. Below are the characters whom we will see in the reboot. The voice actor includes-
- Yūji Ueda as Usui “Horohoro” Horokeu
- Megumi Nakajima as Kororo
- Romi Park as Tao Ren
- Masahiko Tanaka as Ryunosuke Umemiya
- Megumi Hayashibara as Anna Kyōyama
- Yōko Hikasa as Yoh Asakura
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Amidamaru
- Inuko Inuyama as Manta Oyamada
- Kousuke Takaguchi as Bason
- Wataru Takagi as Tokagerō
The Plot of Shaman King. What To Expect from It?
The story spins around the protagonist Yoh Asakura, a shaman. A shaman act as a medium between humans and the dead. Yoh wished to be the Shaman King. Shaman King had the ability to communicate with the Great Spirit. By getting access to the Great Spirit, one would get the powers to change the world according to one’s wishes. However, that is not easy. To become Shaman King, one had to win Shaman Fight.
The battle took place every 500 years amongst shamans. In his adventure, Yoh was not alone.
Yoh’s fiancée Anna Kyoyama was with her. She was training him like hell for the tournament. Several other people befriend him in his journey.
In the tournament, Yoh battled against his twin brother Hao Asakura. He was also a very strong shaman. He wanted to become a shaman king to destroy humans and build a whole new world for shamans. At the finale of shaman battles, few teams remained including Hao, Yoh, and his friends. The left teams preferred to relinquish the tournament.
They wished Hao to become Shaman King. You and his friends attacked Hao when he was uniting with the Great Spirit. To stop the disaster, Yoh and his friends defeat The Patch Tribe members. The Patch Tribe members were supposed to serve every Shaman King. But, unfortunately, Hao woke up when they tried to defeat the tribe. Hao sucked the soul of Yoh and his friends
However, inside the Great Spirit, Yoh and his friends fight against Hao with the help of the five great spirits- the Spirit of Rain, the Spirit of Fire, the Spirit of Thunder, the Spirit of Wind, and the Spirit of Earth. When Yoh and his friends started arriving in the Great Spirit, it was disclosed that the Great Spirit allowed Hao’s wish to bring his mother’s spirit back. Hao’s mother was bought to the Great Spirit with the aid of Anna.
Hao’s mother told him that he should forgive humans to save himself. Hao got convinced and decided to delay his purpose of eradicating humans. He also decided to see how Yoh and his associates would change the world.
In the end, we saw, after seven years, Hana waited at a station for Yoh and Anna and their children.
Well, the plot of the reboot will be similar to the original anime. But this time it will be based on the whole story from the manga.
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Is There Any Trailer Available for Shaman King?
Anime will take few more months to arrive. However, Netflix has released a 1 min 46-sec eng dub trailer of the series on 4 March 2021. Enjoy the spectacular trailer till then.
What Is the IMDB Rating of Shaman King?
The first anime was received well by the viewers. It scored an outstanding rating of 8.1 out of 10. Well, we are expecting that reboot will get the same amount of love.
Where Can We Watch Shaman King?
You can watch it on TV in Tokyo, the network of Japan. Netflix acquired the license for streaming Shaman King. Once the series will release, you can watch it there.
The series is not only popular in Japan but also across the globe. The series win the hearts of several viewers due to its mindblowing characters, the advancement of plot, interesting storyline, and a killer soundtrack. The action-packed dram will engage you for hours. The storyline is intriguing, and you won’t be able to stop yourself from binge it.
We hope that reboot will entertain us in the same way.
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