Ranked #787

Shaman King

Alternative Titles

English: Shaman King
Japanese: シャーマンキング


Type: TV
Episodes: 64
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2001 to Sep 25, 2002
Premiered: Summer 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, NAS, TV Tokyo Music
Licensors: 4Kids Entertainment
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.831 (scored by 84,795 users)
Ranked: #7872
Popularity: #244
Members: 142,312
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Asakura You is a shaman, one who can see and communicate with spirits. You is training to become the Shaman King, strongest among all the Shamans. The ones helping him are Manta, a short boy who can see ghosts and Amidamaru, who is an old samurai spirit and You's partner. However there are also others who are trying to get the title Shaman King.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Asakura, You
Asakura, You
Sato, Yuko
Sato, Yuko
Asakura, Hao
Asakura, Hao
Takayama, Minami
Takayama, Minami
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Tao, Ren
Tao, Ren
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Kyouyama, Anna
Kyouyama, Anna
Hayashibara, Megumi
Hayashibara, Megumi


Mizushima, Seiji
Mizushima, Seiji
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Habara, Nobuyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Kawasaki, Itsurou

More episodes Episodes(0/64)

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Opening Theme

#1: "Over soul" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 1-34)
#2: "Northern Lights" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 35-64)

Ending Theme

#1: "Trust You" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 1-34)
#2: "Omokage (おもかげ)" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 35-63)
#3: "Tamashii Kasanete (魂魄重ねて)" by Yuuko Satou (ep 64)

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Jun 27, 2009
For me, Shaman King is one of the best animes I've watched in a long time. The fact that every single character has its very own unique personality adds a nice feeling to the overall show. Another thing I really enjoyed in Shaman King was that there isn't always one character who dominates the battles, but all of the characters you meet in the show have their own abilities, which make them important for every single battle. Besides from battles there are also lots of funny moments. I literally had to laugh all the time throughout the whole show, because Shaman King manages the transition read more
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Aug 13, 2014
i watched Shaman King in three languages, Turkish first, English then Japanese. Finally sealed it with the manga. It wasn't my first anime ever but it was the first anime that while watching I was aware it was an anime. I was a child then.

Children can and do appreciate good anime though. For this review I'll consider the Japanese version.

The lowest score, 8, has to go to art. As a grown-up I've seen top notch quality and you do not expect SK to demonstrate excellence in terms of art. People, spirits, places and backgrounds are moderately well designed. There are a lot of moments with read more
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Apr 21, 2010
As a kid, shaman king was one of my first anime shows and favorites as well. This is the first anime that really got me into other anime. I remember when it was still airing, and I always looked foward to the next day when it will be on. It has a interesting storyline and I was really into the artwork.

Story 8/10
Back then, I was really into these supernatural kind of shows. Shaman king displays great fights and also entertains the audience with all the comedy added to it. Though the storyline was pretty obvious it was still enjoyable. I read more
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Mar 12, 2010
Now, no one should be arguing that Shaman King as a story is a masterpiece to begin with. The manga is a sort of inherently low quality, but really enjoyable work. It has generally well defined, simplistic characters that one can firmly set in one's mind, that play into a work that is more about the powers and battling. The core "gimmick" is very enjoyable, and that is what matters in this type of drawn out, battle centric type of work if you are enough of a shounen lover.

While I did not expect a masterpiece because the manga already is not anywhere near, I did read more
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I wouldn't call it the same storyline but there are some parallels.
#1 tournament that decides who becomes "king"
#2 superpowers
#3 strong feel for justice and friendship
#4 powers are lent (Ueki: from their god candidate; shaman: from their ghost)
#5 A girl that decided to become the main guy's "manager"

The rest is completely different though, characters aren't really similar. 
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Fate-stay night has a number of similarities to Shaman King, but as a seinen series is overall darker and more character-focused. Magic takes on a larger role in F/SN than Shaman King. Both series revolve around a tournament fought with spirit allies over an incredible power. 
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well its a shounen action type anime similar to Shaman King with awesome, very funny and unique characters it has a good storyline and awesome art and animation .If you liked Shaman King youll certainly like Fairy Tail 
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In addition to having a similar premise, Shaman King also has an offbeat feel to it, just like Bleach. If you can sit through a few of the early episodes(Which try to be Yu Yu Hakusho meets Yugioh), a great adventure show waits just beneath the surface. Both shows have a unique protagonist. 
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