Also known as Shaman Kingu, Shaman King is a Japanese series that was released in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from June 1998 to August 2004. There are a total of 32 tankobon volumes that fans can collect. Despite the manga ending in 2004, Kodansha got the license of the manga in 2017 and relaunched it with 35 volumes that were released in 2018.
From July 2001 to September 2002, the anime adaptation was released. The popularity of the series did not stop there as they made a reboot anime as well as other spin-offs, video games, and sequel manga.
The continuous popularity of Shaman King convinced companies to launch an anime that will adapt the 35 volumes. The reboot anime premiered on April 1, 2021, with the original cast members. Fans are now wondering if, in the 2021 version, will Yoh become the Shaman King?
While the 2021 version might be a reboot of the original Shaman King series, the ending of both versions is still the same. Yoh Asakura will not be the Shaman King. Instead, it will be Asakura Hao. He was reborn as the twin brother of Asakura Yoh. He is also the main antagonist of the story and the most powerful shaman. To know what happens in the story, we recommend that fans watch the series or read the 35 re-launched volumes.
Japanese fans of Shaman King can watch the series on TV Tokyo, BS TV Tokyo, TVQ, TVH, TSC, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka. International fans have the option to watch the series on Netflix, although they might have to wait for some time as the schedule of Shaman King is later in 2021.
It was also announced that the series will have 52 episodes. Fans can buy the Blu-Ray disc boxes that have 13 episodes each. The first two discs will be released on August 25th and November 24th, 2021. While the remaining two discs are set to be released on February 23rd and May 25th, 2022.
How will the remake differ from the original series? Find out in this article.