Ranked #775

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
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #7752
Popularity: #237
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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

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

Ending Theme

#01 "Trust you" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 1-34)
#02 "Omokage" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 35-63)
#03: "Tamashii Kasanete" by Yuuko Satou (ep 64)

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Nov 1, 2015
Shaman King is one of those shows that uses a basic story that has been done to death yet still finds a way to make it stand out from all the other shows in its respective genre.

Shaman King is the story of You Asakura a lazy slacker who recently transfered to the school of the Manta Oyamada who after first meeting You tries to convince everyone that he saw ghosts however nobody believes him.
After discovering that through investigating him Manta was injured by Ryunosuke Umemiya and his gang You decides to teach the gang a lesson with the assistance of the deceased spirit of the read more
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Sep 4, 2015
Today we will have a review of one of the classic anime of all time.

Shaman King is a manga created and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei. The series tells the story of Yoh Asakura, a shaman boy training to develop their skills in order to win the tournament and become the Shaman King Shaman. Shamanism was chosen as the central theme of the story why Takei wanted to explore a topic that had never been addressed before in a manga.

The manga was originally published in Weekly Shonen Jump of Shueisha between 1998 and 2004.

In Japan, Shaman King was a popular series. The original manga has sold read more
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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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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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both main characters have an easy go lucky attitude though being strongest among the team.also both animes have tournaments. 
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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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Yoh sounds a bit like luffy
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