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Shaman King

Shaman King

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 64
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2001 to Sep 25, 2002
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 72310 users)
Ranked: #8022
Popularity: #215
Members: 119,592
Favorites: 1,641
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action adventure comedy shounen supernatural

Synopsis

Asakura Yoh is a shaman, one who can see and communicate with spirits. Yoh 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 Yoh's partner. However there are also others who are trying to get the title Shaman King.

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 64
Aired  Jul 4, 2001 to Sep 25, 2002
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Shaman King
Summary: Shaman King Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Amidamaru
Amidamaru
Main
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Schemmel, Sean
English
Schemmel, Sean
...
Asakura, You
Asakura, You
Main
Sato, Yuko
Japanese
Sato, Yuko
D'Andrea, Simone
Italian
D'Andrea, Simone
...
Asakura, Hao
Asakura, Hao
Main
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Takayama, Minami
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
...
Kyouyama, Anna
Kyouyama, Anna
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Sands, Tara
English
Sands, Tara
...

Staff

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



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Aug 13, 2014
ezgihatun
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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Jun 27, 2009
Hao_Asakura
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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Apr 21, 2010
MondayBlues
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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May 2, 2015
AmberNightLights
Story (5): There was a great story somewhere if it weren't for all the preaching about being a Shaman king and being one with the Great Spirits. The creator in my opinion could have cut that out a lot. If it weren't for a lot of that, I think I would have liked it a lot.

Art (4): The one thing I loved about Anime was the artwork. I was disappointed that the artwork wasn't as fantastic as I thought it would be. It was too cartoonish.

Character (6): The thing that kept me going was the characters - Yoh and Manta. Their friendship made the show. read more
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Recommendations

Both have merged souls into weapons and such.
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.
Both protagonists have a habit of turning enemies into allies by not just being strong, but also by being laid back and kind.
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.
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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Both anime are about a magical tournament.
reportRecommended by hajil - Add to favorites

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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