Shaman King is a manga series that is written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei. It was released in June of 1998 and ended in 2004. The manga is an absolute join to read through, and it was very popular too when it was released, so much so that an anime adaptation was announced shortly afterward in the year 2001, which was handled by Xebec. It didn’t stop there as numerous other media were also revealed, like spin-offs, video games, trading cards, and many other things. Both the manga as well as the old anime were received very positively by the fans.
But the manga series is too popular as in 2021, a remake was released, which rekindled the flame of this series. Upon its release, the anime was received well by both critics and fans. There is only one season for the show right now, and the fans themselves are yearning for a second season that will continue the story of our heroes. The remake is been handled by Bridge, who has worked on Fairy Tail and Cardfight Vanguard G: Z. It was directed by Joji Furuta, and Shōji Yonemura served as a writer. The story revolves around a middle-schooler named Yoh Asakura who possesses the ability to talk to spirits, at the same time can control them and use the power they have at their disposal.
There is a great responsibility on his shoulder that he must become the Shaman King by becoming the victor in the infamous Shaman Fight, which occurs once every 500 years. He is accompanied by his fiancée Anna Kyōyama, his samurai spirit Amidamaru and his other friends. Our hero must face off against an evil man named Hao, who is a very powerful individual that wants to create a world that only has shamans. This might sound like a simple premise, but the way it is been told is what’s captivating about it, and because of that, there are new people still loving this anime.
The cast consists of Katsuyuki Konishi voices Amidamaru, Yōko Hikasa voices the character Yoh Asakura, Anri Katsu as Mohamed “Turbine” Tabarsi, Eiji Hanawa as Kalim, Eri Kitamura voices the character Pascal Avaf, Haruka Tomatsu voices Teruko Amano, Hideaki Tezuka voices Tao Yúan, Hideyuki Tanaka voices Matamune, and Hikaru Midorikawa voices the character Silva.
Shaman King Season 2 Release Date
At the end of the season, it was announced that Shaman will be back for a second season which was quite exciting news, but details on it are still unknown. The release date for the second season is unknown still, but the fans might be getting it at the end of 2023. We will keep you up to date on this when more details get revealed.