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Netflix Sets More ‘Shaman King’ Anime Episodes Arrival Update

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What's your favorite SHAMAN KING match up?
© Hiroyuki Takei ・ Kodansha / SHAMAN KING Project. ・ TV TOKYO

The Shaman King anime adaptation as it goes back to the beginning was announced during the summer of 2020 and had an April 1st, 2021 debut in Japan on multiple broadcast networks and with Netflix picking it up for streaming. We’ve had a good run for the first batch of thirteen episodes so far and we knew more was coming this year on the service. Now, the page for the series is listing a December 9th, 2021 debut for the next batch which should be another round of thirteen episodes. They’ll carry the same language options as before.

The series has Joji Furuta directing it based on the scripts overseen by Shoji Yonemura. Satohiko Sano is handling the character design adaptation with studio Bridge working on the production itself.

The main cast includes Yoko Hikasa as Yoh Asakura, Katsuyuki Konishi as Amidamaru, Megumi Hayashibara as Anna Kyoyama, Minami Takayama as Hao Asakur, Inuko Inuyama as Manta Oyamada, Romi Park as Tao Ren, Kousuke Takaguchi as Bason, Masahiko Tanaka as Ryunosuke Umemiya, Wataru Takagi as Tokagerō, Yūji Ueda as Horohoro (returning actor), Megumi Nakajima as Kororo, Michiko Neya as Tao Jun (returning from 2001 anime), Tooru Sakurai as Lee Pailong (previously voiced by Nobutoshi Canna), Nana Mizuki as Tamao Tamamura (returning from 2001 anime), Takumu Miyazono as Ponchi (previously voiced by Kenyuu Horiuchi), Noriaki Kanze as Konchi (previously voiced by Tsutomu Kashiwakura), Takehito Koyasu as Faust VIII, Masakazu Morita as Mosuke, Rina Hidaka as Pirika (previously voiced by Tomoko Kawakami), Yoko Soumi as Lyserg Diethel, Yui Horie as Jeanne (returning from 2001 anime), Yūichi Nakamura as Marco (previously voiced by Akimitsu Takase), Hikaru Midorikawa as Silva (returning from 2001 anime), Eiji Hanawa as Kalim (previously voiced by Kazuhiro Nakata), Kishō Taniyama as Zen Yoneda, and Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ryo Sugimoto

The series features the opening sequence “Soul Salvation” from Megumi Hayashibara while the ending is “Boku no Yubisaki” also by the incredible Megumi Hayashibara.

© Hiroyuki Takei ・ Kodansha / SHAMAN KING Project. ・ TV TOKYO

The original work was created by Hiroyuki Takei which ran for 35 volumes and spawned a TV series back in 2001.

Viz Media originally licensed and released the manga in North America but it looks like Kodansha Comics holds that one now.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

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.

Previous promos and key visuals:

© Hiroyuki Takei ・ Kodansha / SHAMAN KING Project. ・ TV TOKYO

© Hiroyuki Takei ・ Kodansha / SHAMAN KING Project. ・ TV TOKYO


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