Shaman King (2021)

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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: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Super PowerSuper Power, SupernaturalSupernatural, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 1733717,337 users)
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Ranked: #36032
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Popularity: #995
Members: 160,015
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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
Hayashibara, Megumi
Theme Song Performance
Hayashi, Yuki


Opening Theme

"Soul salvation" by Megumi Hayashibara

Ending Theme

"#Boku no Yubisaki (#僕の指先)" by Megumi Hayashibara

Apr 19, 2021
Mr_Twixtar (All reviews)
I think we tried what may sound like the worst anime I've ever seen in my life and I've seen some crappy things. Technically it is not worse than boku no Pico or other oddity no this animated is so bad that we have nothing to say about it in fact it is so bad that I think it looks like an amateur work.

I am not demanding regarding Japanese animation I love simple anime which does not necessarily try to tell something or a good entertainment that does not bother me. What bothers me with this animated is that it looks like an read more
May 12, 2021
yani_senpai (All reviews)
Note: Review subject to editing once series ends.

Here's the deal about Shaman King 2021 from a longtime fan of the series. It's a correct adaptation of the manga, that will on occcasion, due to it's 52 episode runtime, have to be rushed in places. Many who watched 2001's version of the anime will dislike this pacing, as that series' was considerably slower and restructured.

However, it's important to view this as what it is--not as an adaptation of the 2001 anime, but an adaptation of the manga, and this series is a pound for pound, nearly panel for panel adaptation.

While the animation is not read more
May 9, 2021
Paledomain (All reviews)
Okay, fair review from someone who watched the old Shaman King series in dub and loved every second of it.

This is... fine, and just fine as of now (for old time's sake). They're skipping ahead a ton of character development and fluff to reach... somewhere, possibly to the end of the tournament where the old series ended incorrectly. I don't like it because I'm scared they'll cut too much off and become empty like Tokyo Ghoul, time will tell if it will if it will indeed be like that.

Ryo's gang moments are gone, Manta and Yoh's buddy moments, Yoh's training moments, Ren's family buildup... all read more

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