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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
Premiered: Summer 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: 4Kids Entertainment
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.831 (scored by 95,748 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7972
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #277
Members: 163,341
Favorites: 2,260
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Ranked #797Popularity #277Members 163,341
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Episodes: /64

Synopsis

A battle is about to begin in Tokyo: the Shaman Fight, a tournament held every five hundred years where shaman—those who can command spirits—confront each other in combat. The victor of this contest becomes the Shaman King and the only one who is able to contact and control the Great Spirit, allowing them to reshape the world as they please through its immense power.

During a late night walk, Manta Oyamada runs into his classmate, the carefree You Asakura, who invites him to come stargazing with some friends, who, to Manta's horror, turn out to be ghosts from a local cemetery! However, the knowledge that Manta possesses—a rare sixth sense that allows Manta to see these spirits—endears the boy to You. So when You finds out that his new comrade has been beaten up by a local gang, he decides to avenge him with the help of Amidamaru, a samurai ghost whose tomb was broken by the gang leader.

Soon Manta uncovers more about the world of spirits, including the Shaman Fight, in which his new friend You aims to claim victory.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

Hao_Asakura
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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ezgihatun
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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Rampant
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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SsjRavi
Aug 4, 2008
I think this anime is really underrated even though it is an awesome anime and really addictive!
This may be due to the english dub where the intros, endings, bgm etc has been changed and insert songs have been removed but the Japanese version is a must watch anime!
Shaman king has alot of comedy but becomes very serious at times and the bgm suits what is going on in the anime perfectly!
The story is unpredictable in many ways which creates alot of suspense at the end of episodes.
Each character is unique in their own way and there are hardly any throw away characters which are just read more
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