‘Shaman King’ TV Anime Gets Sequel


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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 Anna’s son Hana.

Animation studio Bridge produced the 52-episode new anime adaptation and began airing in Spring 2021. Netflix is streaming the anime with subtitles and dubs in multiples languages.

The anime adapts the supernatural adventure manga by Hiroyuki Takei, which began in Weekly Shounen Jump in 1998 and ended abruptly in 2004 with 32 volumes. A 27-volume reprinted edition of the manga ran in Jump SQ. in 2008–2009, featuring the series’ “true ending.”

Takei drew a two-volume prequel titled Shaman King Zero from 2011 to 2014, and the Shaman King: Flowers sequel between 2012 and 2014 in Jump X. Shaman King: The Super Star, the new arc in the manga series, began its serialization in Shounen Magazine Edge in May 2018. Kodansha published the fifth volume on February 17.

VIZ Media published all 32 volumes of the original manga in English between August 2003 and January 2011. However, the company no longer holds the license for the series. Kodansha acquired the Shaman King trademark from Shueisha in December 2017. Kodansha USA licensed the main manga series as well as the prequel and sequel manga in English in July 2020.

A 64-episode television anime produced by animation studio Xebec aired between Summer 2001 and Fall 2002.

Synopsis
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 befriend 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. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Announcement

Official site: https://shamanking-project.com/
Official Twitter: @SHAMANKING_PR

Source: Comic Natalie

Shaman King (2021) (Zoku-hen) on MAL


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