If you are having questions regarding the anime Shaman King, worry not for you have come to the right place where you will be able to get some insight into the anime.
Now, if you are an anime watcher, you will know that most of the animes derive their names from their respective mangas. The story with Shaman King is also not very different from this tradition. The eponymous anime series was derived from its manga written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei.
Shaman King Episode 53 Release Date
Shaman King has 52 episodes. There will be no 53rd episode. The anime has ended with 52 episodes. However, some talks are going on about the release of a sequel to the 2021 version of the anime but nothing can be said with certainty. The 52 episodes were released on four Blu-ray Disc boxes, each boxset comprised 13 episodes. The 52nd episode of the anime was released on the 21st of April, 2022.
|Name of the Show/Movie||Shaman King|
|Season/ Part/ Episode Number||Episode 53|
|Shaman King Episode 1 Release Date||1 April 2021|
|Shaman King Episode 53 Release Date||Finished|
Some history of the manga and the anime
The manga of the anime was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from June 1998 to August 2004. The chapters were collated and released in 32 tankobon volumes. The manga was later re-launched as 35 e-book volumes in 2018 and published in print since 2020 when Kodansha acquired the rights in 2017. The manga was also reprinted in the Kanzenban edition. It has got various spin-offs and sequel mangas including video games and other pertinent merchandise.
From July 2001 to September 2002, an anime series comprising 64 episodes were produced by NAS and Xebec. 2021 saw the anime’s reboot when it got produced by Bridge. It aired on TV Tokyo and other channels for a year from 2021 April to 2022 April.
How did Shaman King come into being?
In 2015, at Otakon: an official three days anime convention held in July/August, former president of Madhouse and MAPPA, Masao Maruyama, conveyed their desire to work on the reboot of the anime. Even if the writer of the anime, Hiroyuki Takei at first refused the offer regarding the anime’s reboot, it was announced that the 35 volumes of the new manga edition would be adapted as an anime series.
Shaman King was directed by Joji Furuta, its series composition was done by Shoji Yonemura, Satohiko Sano was behind its character designs and its music composition was credited to Yuki Hayashi.
The global streaming rights to the series were later acquired by Netflix. The best thing about this adaptation is that this 2021 version saw the return of several cast members from the 2001 version of the anime in both Japanese and English dubs.
Shaman King plot
A Shaman is a medium between our world, that is the living world, and the world of the dead. Shaman King is centered around a Shaman named Yoh Asakura. Yoh aspires to become the great Shaman King, one is capable of channeling the power of the Great Spirit for reshaping the world according to their wish. For this to happen, Yoh has to win the Shaman Fight. Shaman Fight is a tournament that is overseen by the Patch Tribe that occurs every 500 years. (long time huh!)
The plot begins when Yoh’s fiancée, Anna Kyoyama, makes their appearance and prepares a strict training routine for Yoh to win the tournament. The anime deals with Yoh’s journey to reaching his goal. The anime encompasses all the moments when he befriended Manta Oyamada and met other Shamans.
Shaman King features some super interesting adventurous fights once Yoh’s group travels to America to pass the final trial to gain rights for participation in the Shaman Fight. There they encounter some enemy groups which intensifies the plot of the anime. You will have to watch the anime if you want to know the results of these fights.
Shaman King characters
Megumi Hayashibara, the voice actor of Anna from the 2001 version, performed the opening and ending themes for the 2021 anime series. Yoho Hikasa gave voice to our protagonist Yoh in the 2021 Japanese version and Abby Trott in the English version. Anna Kyoyama was voiced by Megumi Hayashibara in Japanese and Tara Jayne Sands in English. Inulo Inuyama gave their voice in Japanese to Manta Oyamanda and Oliver Wyman in English.
Shaman King Trailer
If you have not watched the trailer of the anime yet, you can watch it by clicking the link given below.
Where to watch Shaman King?
If you have decided on watching the anime, you can watch all its 52 episodes on Netflix. You have to have a subscription for that purpose.
The show got the ratings of 7.0 out of 10 on IMDb.