Shaman King

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: シャーマンキング
English: Shaman King
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Type: TV
Episodes: 64
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2001 to Sep 25, 2002
Premiered: Summer 2001
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.751 (scored by 195039195,039 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #640
Members: 364,420
Favorites: 3,753

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Staff

Chino, Takatoshi
Producer
Yamakawa, Norio
Assistant Producer
Mizushima, Seiji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


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




Reviews

Aug 27, 2022
I have not been so addicted to a show in quite some time. This anime was created the year I was born yet I only began watching it in 2022. Frankly, I am sad I didn't watch this as a kid. The style of animation brought memories of me watching Digimon and some older Studio Ghibli films when I was home alone. When I began watching Shaman King I had just found out I needed an ACL surgery and was looking for a comfort show. Though far from comfort, I became engrossed in the storyline.

Shaman King has a lovable protagonist that I admired and ...
Nov 2, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Shaman King is a decent anime, that is also very enjoyable, although it is a decent anime, it has a couple of flaws, but the flaws are not noticeable if you pay that much attention, and If you really enjoy it then you will ignore then.

Pros:
-Is enjoyable
-Characters are enjoyable
[although somewhat bland and underdeveloped]
-A good villain
-Has a decent storyline

Cons:
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Mar 6, 2018
FunnyFunny
I too am one of those that got to see shaman king air on TV as a kid.After remembering that i had no watched in addition to it being praised i jumped right in.Oh but what a regrettable course of action that was.

Story(2/10)(spoilers)
Basically there are shamans,people that can use spirits and every 500 years a tournament is held in order to crown the king of shamans.The story looked pretty classic, the good guy fighting the bad guy so i had hope, i had hope that the action might get better or that the main characters would get stronger but 25 episodes into the show is ...

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