Shaman King

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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


Score: 7.751 (scored by 196405196,405 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #644
Members: 367,143
Favorites: 3,787

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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


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


Opening Theme

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

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)


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 ...
Jan 14, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Shaman King is an anime that has not aged well, for multiple reasons, with some of them the series itself being to blame, and with some of them time itself is to blame.

To properly criticize Shaman King, I want you to understand that Shaman King came out from an era where shounens were the determined bread winner, and there were plenty of attempts of random shounen being released. At the same time, things like Naruto, Inuyasha, Hajime no Ippo and Hunter x Hunter were airing or finished airing and plenty of other commercial shounens were being released or about to start in that craze. I ...
Mar 6, 2018
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.

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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