Shaman King is the second anime adaptation of Hiroyuki Takei's manga of same name. The anime is directed by Jouji Furuta at animation studio Bridge. The series is set to air on April 1, 2021 in Japan. Netflix acquired the series and is also scheduled to air on the streaming service sometime later in 2021.
The series was announced with a video released on June 11, 2020, and an update to the official website. It will adapt the 35 volumes of the manga's complete edition, and will provide the canonical ending of the manga, that was originally released after the first adaptation of Shaman King from 2001 had already finished.
Asakura Yoh is a shaman, a medium between the worlds of the living and the dead. Yoh seeks to become the Shaman King, the one who is able to contact the Great Spirit, and will gain the ability to reshape the world in any way they wish, and for this purpose, he must win the Shaman Fight, a battle held once every 500 years between competing shamans. Kyoyama Anna, Yoh's fiancée, soon enters the scene and prescribes a brutal training regimen to prepare him for the tournament.
Masao Maruyama, former president of MAPPA and Madhouse, had manifested his interest into rebooting Shaman King on 2015 at Otakon. On February 2017, while answering a fan's question, Takei had declared on Twitter that he had received an offer to reboot Shaman King, but he had declined for not being able to keep the original voice actors and soundtrack.
On June 11, 2020, the official channel of KING AMUSEMENT CREATIVE released a promotional video for a readaptation of Shaman King to be released in April 2021.
- Original Work: Hiroyuki Takei
- Direction: Jouji Furuta
- Series Composition: Shouji Yonemura
- Character Design: Toshihiko Sano
- Music: Yûki Hayashi
- Animation Work: Bridge
- Yōko Hikasa as Asakura Yoh
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Amidamaru
- Megumi Hayashibara as Kyoyama Anna
- Inuko Inuyama as Oyamada Manta
- Romi Paku as Tao Ren
- Kousuke Takaguch as Bason
- Masahiko Tanaka as Umemiya Ryunosuke
- Wataru Takagi as Tokageroh
- Yuji Ueda as Horohoro
- Megumi Nakajima as Kororo
- Michiko Neya as Tao Jun
- Toru Sakurai as Lee Pyron
- Nana Mizuki as Tamamura Tamao
- Takumu Miyazono as Ponchi
- Noriaki Kanze as Conchi
- Takehito Koyasu as Johann Faust VIII
- Masakazu Morita as Mosuke
- Rina Hidaka as Usui Pirica
- Yoko Soumi as Lyserg Diethel
- Motoki Kumai as Chocolove McDonell
- Hikaru Midorikawa as Silva
- Eiji Hanawa as Kalim
- Minami Takayama as Asakura Hao
- Main article: List of Shaman King (2021) episodes
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