English: Shaman King
Synonyms: Exotica, Diary of Exotica, Funbari no Uta, Mappa Douji, Relax
Published: Jun 30, 1998 to Aug 30, 2004
Authors: Takei, Hiroyuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Score: 7.951 (scored by 11460 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagsaction comedy shounen supernatural
Jul 7, 2009
I also found many moments to be extremely emotional and touching, wihlst the characters were well characterised and varied, each with their own personalities aims and backstories, some of them just tragic (especially that Doctor). The characters come from various countries and ethinicities, which makes a good change from casts inexplicably scattered across the world yet all japanese. Theres English, Chinese, African-American etc. its nice. Best of all, the villain to this piece is a marked change from most villains and a breath of fresh air against the common evil to everything type you get in some manga.
So if your bored and want to read another shonen manga, i would suggest this over most others.
Jan 27, 2012
it started out really great, the characters are interesting and lively, they have their own personal ambitions and dreams. sometimes there is a flashback on character like lyserg but the author tells it in an interesting way and it doesn't conflict with the main story. Yoh's laid back persona is also kinda cool and keep the sometimes fast paced tempo in balance.
But it gets uninteresting with the start of the shaman king tounament arc, first theere are island inhabitants who attacked the contestants and proved to be much stronger than the contestants, it is confusing, they are so powerful so why they don't just choose the shaman king from their own people?
Then what's the point of fighting in a tournament, if the cotestants keep killing each other outside the ring, worst what's the point of having them killed if they can be easily revived..
The characters who used to be interesting becomes dull because they are busy telling each other how fearful and strong Hao is. They also give up their dreams