We’ve seen several series resurface in the last few years that came out ages ago that are now getting new and updated adaptations and billing themselves as complete adaptations as the original source material was ongoing when they first aired. The latest one to get this nod is a very popular property with Shaman King. The original work was created by Hiroyuki Takei which ran for 35 volumes and spawned a TV series back in 2001.
There are no details on the new project at the moment but it’s listing an April 2021 debut based on the promo below. The manga is getting a new series under a complete edition banner starting this month and the original anime is getting a new limited broadcast run.
Viz Media originally licensed and released the manga in North America but it looks like Kodansha Comics holds that one now.
Plot Concept: 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.