Shaman King Sequel Anime Announced as Reboot Ends Run

2 months ago

Fans of Shaman King watching in Japan were treated to an emotional roller coaster this past Tuesday. The final episode of the 2021 anime ended with two images, one of the full cast of the ending show and another with an aged-up group of characters. This led to a tease at a sequel show focusing on Hana, the son of the original series protagonists Yoh and Anna. The show is set to take place seven years after the end of Shaman King, continuing on with new and returning characters.

Western fans with a long memory will remember that Shaman King‘s first anime adaption aired on Saturday mornings as part of the Fox Box. The current program is a reboot that manages to cover the entire manga storyline in 52 episodes. Hana’s adventures are also manga-based, coming from a book launched in 2012 called Shaman King Flowers.

Netflix is currently the home of the new Shaman King, and English-speaking fans can currently take in around 30 of the 52 episodes with an English dub. More episodes are forthcoming, although there’s no word on if this setup will continue for the sequel show.

Joji Furuta directed the original Shaman King at Bridge, with Shoji Yonemura in charge of scripts and Satohiko Sano working on character design. Considering that the cast for the new show already has their designs in place, it’s a good bet that at least some of this staff will continue on with the sequel.

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