Shaman King (2021)

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German: Shaman King
Spanish: Shaman King
French: Shaman King
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Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2021 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 17:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Bridge
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.661 (scored by 3355133,551 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #52882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #920
Members: 198,500
Favorites: 1,253

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Shamans are extraordinary individuals with the ability to communicate with ghosts, spirits, and gods, which are invisible to ordinary people. The Shaman Fight—a prestigious tournament pitting shamans from all over the world against each other—is held every five hundred years, where the winner is crowned Shaman King. This title allows the current incumbent to call upon the Great Spirit and shape the world as they see fit.

Finding himself late for class one night, Manta Oyamada, an ordinary middle school student, decides to take a shortcut through the local cemetery. Noticing him, a lone boy sitting on a gravestone invites Manta to stargaze with "them." Realizing that "them" refers to the boy and his ghostly friends, Manta flees the terror. Later, the boy introduces himself as You Asakura, a Shaman-in-training, and demonstrates his powers by teaming up with the ghost of six-hundred-year-old samurai Amidamaru to save Manta from a group of thugs. You befriends Manta due to his ability to see spirits, and with the help of Amidamaru, they set out to accomplish You's goal of becoming the next Shaman King.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Furuta, Jouji
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Horie, Yui
Theme Song Performance
Mizuki, Nana
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Soul salvation" by Megumi Hayashibara
2: "Get up! Shout!" by Nana Mizuki

Ending Theme

1: "#Boku no Yubisaki (#僕の指先)" by Megumi Hayashibara  (eps 1-13)
2: "Adieu" by Yui Horie (eps 14-)
3: "Hazuki (ハヅキ)" by saji

Jun 7, 2021
Mikihisa (All reviews)
Here's my thought and review SO far, but before here's some info i want people to know. To begin with general info the manga as 300 chapters and it will be adapted in 52 episode confirmed so it's a lot to cover for the manga. Studio (we can see in MAL but still) is Bridge which isn't super renown already, so those are few important info it will come back later on. I watched old anime then got into the manga and became my fav manga of all time.

Now for old anime, it had 64 episodes and the story started to diverge from manga in read more
Jun 10, 2021
ShamanStando (All reviews)
Unpopular opinion, but this is the anime of the year for me. It. Is. Amazing.

Shaman King is a masterpiece with loveable characters and new takes on classic tropes. Every character (with a few exceptions) has their own fleshed out goals and motives, making you get invested in each and every one. When someone has a tragic backstory, it's not just tacked on for extra drama, it adds nuance to their actions and helps define their ambition. This series also starts off light-hearted but gradually gets darker, kinda like Hunter x Hunter.

The power system, summoning ghosts and channeling their power into things with one's own read more
Jun 18, 2021
Bushogoma (All reviews)
As a background: the original shaman king was a huge part of my childhood, even before I was aware of anime. I used to watch it in primary school with my classmates. I re watched it a few months before the 2021 version aired so I think I can make a fair comparison. I will not give any spoilers in this review.

I actually like this version a lot. It has a faster pacing, but in a good way. It has a more modern, fresh shonen vibe to it. The characters also have stronger personalities and their reasons to fight are highlighted more than in the read more
Jun 8, 2021
DanTheMan2150AD (All reviews)
I'm not entirely sure where I stand with this new version of Shaman King given that the original show has such a banger of an opening theme and was an equally decent show, this new one already had the deck stacked against it. But in fairness, it's not overly terrible, it's not overly amazing either but I digress. The story is okay, art equally so. The sound design and music is pretty damn good all things considered but the characters seem to be a noticeable step down from the original show, a shame since I’m getting a ridiculous amount of enjoyment out of this one.

Overall, read more


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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Shaman King (2021) Episode 33 Discussion
Stark700 - Nov 25
33 replies by Reelens »»
3 hours ago
Staying with this anime paid off big time.
BLiNK129 - Nov 20
3 replies by UltimateKai »»
Nov 27, 12:08 PM