Ren Tao vs Yuan
Soul Mata Cemetery
One, Two, Three, Draw



Sōru Mata Reien

Japan Air Date

November 14, 2001

English Air Date

November 13, 2004



Opening Song

Over Soul

Ending Song


Episode Guide
The 2 Big Souls

Soul Mata Cemetery(ソウル摩多霊園) is the 20th episode of Shaman King the anime series.


As Yoh and Tao Ren both get knocked down by each other attack, Silva of the 10 Patch Officiants states that Yoh is in favor to win because he uses less Over Soul in his attacks. As both Shamans state that they can't lose, Tao Ren oversoul's the spirit of Bason's horse inside his horse. As Tao Ren attacks Yoh again, Tao Jun is stating to her father that her younger brother will lose because his opponent is Yoh. As Tao Jun tells her father about Yoh, he decides to capture her. As Lee Pyron attacks Tao Yúan, he is easily able to dodge the attacks and easily defeats Lee Pyron. 

As Tao Ren states that Yoh can never beat his ability, Yoh states that he will receive it all and fight it, making Tao Ren laugh. Yoh then creates an oversoul equal to the size of Tao Ren's oversoul. Yoh and Tao Ren then attack each other with full force. Then, it's shown that Tao Ren runs out of Furyoku. As Tao Ren acknowledges Yoh as the winner, Yoh tells him that he ran out of Furyoku as well. As the two get mad at each other, Silva of the 10 Patch Officiants shows up and tells them that the match has ended in a draw, but the Great Spirit has decided they are both Shamans may proceed to the next round. As Silva of the 10 Patch Officiants and his spirits wonder why Yoh is allowed to progress, then Yoh invites Tao Ren to come over for dinner. 

Later on as Tao Ren, Horohoro, Yoh and Manta are at Yoh's house, they celebrate that they passed the preliminary round of the Shaman Fight. As they all have a good time, Tao Ren is a little frustrated. Bason then gets emotional because he actually newer saw his "Young Master" was so "happy". Then Bason tells Amidamaru that Tao Ren was always alone and kept killing his feelings, but what he really needed was friends. After partying, all the guys go and take a hot bath at Yoh's hot springs, forcing Tao Ren to come with them. As everyone goes to sleep, Tao Ren stays awake wondering what happened to him in the last few hours. As Tao Ren decides to go home. Yoh later shows up and as he comments that Tao Ren could stay if he wanted too, Tao Ren tells him that he has something that he wants to do. After Tao Ren leaves. Yoh goes back inside, he bumps into Anna, who congratulates Yoh for passing the preliminary round. 

Later on, Tao Ren is seen traveling by train. As Bason asks him what's on his mind, Tao Ren states that his eyes are opened now and that he wants to take down his father, in order to "defeat the source of his hatred". Later on, Tao Ren and Bason are seen facing and defeating hundreds of Jiang shi's outside the Tao Family's house. As Tao Ren enters his father's place, he gets attacked by none other by his father. Later on. Yoh and the others are seen when Bason arrives outside of Yoh's house, stating that they have to save his "Young Master".

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