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Shaman King

Shaman King

Alternative Titles

English: Shaman King
Synonyms: Exotica, Funbari no Uta, The Poem of Funbari, The Song of Funbari
Japanese: シャーマンキング

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 32
Chapters: 288
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 30, 1998 to Aug 30, 2004
Authors: Takei, Hiroyuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 7.931 (scored by 20398 users)
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Ranked: #10652
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Popularity: #96
Members: 35,378
Favorites: 2,256
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Volumes: /32
Chapters: /288

Synopsis

You Asakura is a shaman—one of the gifted few who, thanks to training or natural talent, can channel spirits that most people can't even see. With the help of his fiance, Anna, You is in training for the ultimate shaman sports event: the "Shaman Fight in Tokyo," the once-every-500-years tournament to see who can shape humanity's future and become the Shaman King. But unfortunately for You, every shaman in the world is competing for the same prize...

Note: This entry is for the original printing of Shaman King. Please see Shaman King (Kanzenban Edition) for the chapters not included in this edition.

Background

Shaman King was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from August 6, 2003 to January 4, 2011.

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StaminaRose
Jul 7, 2009
I enjoyed this manga quite a bit. Its essentially the typical shonen manga, with little to differentiate it. What i enjoyed was the bizarre undercurrent of evil it seemed to have at times. From an almost necrophillic doctor whos implied to be addicted to Morphine to a boy quite obviously named for a drug ( Lyseig Diethel named for Lysergic Acid Diethylamide respectively)

I also found many moments to be extremely emotional and touching, wihlst the characters were well characterised and varied, each with their own personalities aims and backstories, some of them just tragic (especially that Doctor). The characters come from various countries and ethinicities, read more
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BardJungle
Mar 24, 2016
This is easily my least favorite shounen of all time. Why? Because it's a clusterfuck. This manga is what happens when you take shounen, try to add deeper, darker themes to it, all the while trolling readers with the ability to revive people. Seriously, everything about it is a mess.

Our protagonist, Yoh, is a dreamy-eyed, high moral values airhead, like a Luffy that is constantly high on some meth, if you will. Typical to shounen, bad guys change their outlook on life immediately after they are beaten by our protagonist, inspired to suddenly be of use to the people, and become a comrade to read more
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rondoblend
Jan 27, 2012
Warning contains spoiler read at your own risk

it started out really great, the characters are interesting and lively, they have their own personal ambitions and dreams. sometimes there is a flashback on character like lyserg but the author tells it in an interesting way and it doesn't conflict with the main story. Yoh's laid back persona is also kinda cool and keep the sometimes fast paced tempo in balance.
But it gets uninteresting with the start of the shaman king tounament arc, first theere are island inhabitants who attacked the contestants and proved to be much read more
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Izaya
Jan 21, 2015
This review is going to be very short and concise, so I suggest anyone wanting to give this a shot should consider reading my review. The rest of my review after the paragraph after this sentence goes a bit more into detail, so whether you choose to read it or not is up to your discretion. Again, I suggest anyone wanting to read this to check out this review.

Imagine a car driving up a hill. The only way up this hill is a very steep and treacherous one way slope. Just when that car is about to climb up to the peak, like literally just read more
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