A Shaman's Journey (シャーマンへの旅) is the 25th episode of the anime series of Shaman King.
After school, Yoh and the others have a drink at a bar and talk about the fact that they'll go to America for the Shaman Fight. As Manta is not happy that his friends are leaving, everyone tells him that they'll come back as soon as possible after the tournament. At night, Yoh asks Anna if she wants to take a walk with him. As Yoh and Anna walk, they talk about the Shaman Fight. After Anna states that Yoh must not forget that he has to become Shaman King, Yoh buys Anna a drink. Later on, Horohoro and Pirica are seen in a hotel. As Pirica states that staying in a hotel like this is nothing like Horohoro, he tells her that every once in a while, they should go wild. As Pirica gets a little emotional, she then gives Ikupasui to Horohoro.
Later on, Silva of the 10 Patch Officiants and Kalim of the 10 Patch Officiants are seen ready to leave Tokyo and head for America. Later on, Ryu and Tokageroh are seen with a farewell letter from Ryu's Gang. Later on, Yoh and Manta decide to skip class and hang out the rest of the day. Later on, Ren and Bason are seen wondering about the fights that they're going to be involved in. Meanwhile Tamao has prepared a dinner for Yoh, but since Yoh doesn't show, Anna decides to start eating already because she understands that Yoh wants to be with Manta for a while.
As Yoh and Manta go home very late, Manta promises to come to the airport to see him off. Later on, as Yoh is sleeping, Anna comes into his room and drops of Yoh's new battle clothes. Meanwhile, somewhere in the woods, a strange person is seen stating to Silva of the 10 Patch Officiants that "time is his". As Silva of the 10 Patch Officiants states that Yoh has a power that he doesn't possess, the strange person asks Silva of the 10 Patch Officiants if he doesn't know anything about his power. As Silva of the 10 Patch Officiants wants to attack and reveals that the strange person's name is Hao, Hao points towards mysterious figures that are watching the scene.
The next morning, Yoh teams up with the others and heads for the airport. As Yoh and the others are about to get on Ren's private jet, Hao appears and picks a fight with Yoh and the others. As Hao blocks some attacks with Spirit of Fire, he then lands a hit on Yoh and tells him to become much stronger soon. however Opacho starts to complain about how cold the country is and wants to leave already. Hao however agrees, and as he leaves on the guardian ghost's back together with his followers, he states that he was "looking forward to it".
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Asakura Yoh
- Oyamada Manta
- Kyōyama Anna
- Umemiya Ryunosuke
- Tao Ren
- Usui Pirica
- Tamamura Tamao
- Asakura Hao
- Hao's followers
- Silva of the 10 Patch Officiants
- Kalim of the 10 Patch Officiants
Spirits in Order of Appearance
- They made a mistake as one looks at the map of North America, they did in reverse, what should be land looks like water and vice versa.