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Japanese Name: ボブ
Romanized Name: Bobu
English Name:
First Appearance: Chapter (Manga)
Episode (Anime)
Occupations: Singer
Epithet: Soul Bob
Japanese VA: n/a
English VA: n/a
Furyoku Level: n/a

Bob (ボブ Bobu) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series of Shaman King. He is an American singer and goes under the stage name Soul Bob


He appears to be a very popular artist who have surpassed the limits of the African-American Music. He sings with a sweet voice and draws everyone in with his flashy performances and lyrics about a world as extensive as the universe. During an annual singing contenst in Japan he even elicited the surprise of the elder audience.

Asakura Mikihisa have a large collection of his LP records and because of that, Bob is one of the favorite artists of his son, Asakura Yoh.[1]


Bob began gaining popularity in the states during the 70´s and thanks to various hits he has become known in the world of music He have since the 90´s expanded his popularity outside the states especially in Europe and Japan.[1]

During the New Year's Eve of 1995 Bob participated in an annual singing contest together with Awaya Ringo, where he performed one of his extremely flashy performances.[2]

Anime/Manga Difference


  • Bob himself claims to be a real lover of Japan.
  • Although never confirmed, many fans believes that Bob is based off the late Bob Marley.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Volume 16; Shaman File 217
  2. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 170

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