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: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2021 to Apr 21, 2022
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 17:55 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Bridge
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: 6.891 (scored by 7218572,185 users)
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Ranked: #47792
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #926
Members: 259,964
Favorites: 1,700

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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 in 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


Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Naoto
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

4: "Courage Soul" by You Asakura (Yoko Hikasa) (eps 40-)
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


Jul 29, 2022
1. I am an actual Shaman.
2. I have never seen the original Shaman king.

With that in mind, this review may be biased.

I loved this anime. Absolutely loved it. I've never even seen an anime about Shamans before. I've seen anime about Onmyoji, which are Japanese mystics, but I've never seen an anime that covered the entire global Shaman diaspora before. I loved how they really did a great job going all over the world and giving representation to everything from the Druids of Europe to the Shamans of North America. Granted, it's not like it's a compendium of knowledge for true ...
Aug 3, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Shaman King is a very peculiar topic. So many things were done well while others felt severely underwhelming.

To start, the plot and overall story is very run-of-the-mill. The first half has a clear and solid goal, but it's just so boring! Things are uneventful for the most part and there's only a few moments that are memorable. It almost seemed like there wasn't anything going on in the first place. As the series goes on, the plot takes a complete 180 and it does end up getting more interesting with more action, but the "end-goal" completely falls apart. The story just gets more and more ...
Jul 20, 2023
The story starts really bad, but gets interesting later on. The really unfortunate part is the pacing. They give no time to build any rapport with the characters, there is no understanding of struggles or time to let their pasts or stories sink in. The participants keep getting stronger and their is no effort shown whatsoever so one does not understand what is going on with them. It is terribly told, and I can't tell if the original story was this bad or it's just the adaptation. The only redeeming quality is that you can understand the tournament a bit and some of the characters ...

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Recent News

'Shaman King' TV Anime Gets Sequel

'Shaman King' TV Anime Gets Sequel

The 52nd and final episode of the new Shaman King television anime adaptation announced on Thursday that a sequel is in production. The story will follow You and more

'Shaman King' TV Anime Reveals Additional Cast

'Shaman King' TV Anime Reveals Additional Cast

The official Twitter account for the new Shaman King television anime revealed additional cast members on Friday. Shaman King is currently airing in Japan and will more

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