The 2021 Anime Series “Shaman King” is an adaptation to Manga Series Shaman King exemplified and written by Hiroyuki Takei. Directed by Jouji Furuta, the series was initially streamed on the platform TX Network on April 1, 2021. Later, Netflix took the global streaming rights and registered the license for streaming the series, and Shaman King was released on Netflix on August 9, 2021.
According to MyAnimeList.net, the series has been ranked with a rating of 6.7/10 and is acknowledged and appreciated by 96% of viewers.
Lesser Known Facts about Shaman King
•Back then, in 2015, former Madhouse President Masao Maruyama, who was then the President of MAPPA, affirmed his desire to work on the Reboot of Shaman King.
•In 2017, Hiroyuki Takei unveiled on his official Twitter account that he was offered the anime reboot of Shaman King. Still, he rejected the offer because he was informed that the anime reboot would not have the original voice-overs and the background soundtracks. However, Takei still hopes that there’s a chance for the Reboot.
Recap of Shaman King
Shaman King revolves around the group of Shamans. They are an unusual and remarkable breed of individuals who can communicate with gods, spirits, and ghosts, which are initially invisible and imperceptible to ordinary people. An iconic Shaman Fight takes place at five hundred years in which the Shamans go against the world. The winner of this tournament will get the power to address the Greatest Spirit and mould the world as per his desire and convenience and perhaps what he thinks is best for the individuals.
In the Present Time, a middle-school boy Manta Oyamada gets late for this class and the result of which he decides to take a shortcut to the local graveyard. He then notices the presence of other persons in the cemetery and tries to unveil their identities. But when he unravels the truth that the individuals are none other than a boy with his ghost friends, he runs away due to terror.
Tardily, the boy at the graveyard introduces himself as Yoh Asakura, a Shaman who can communicate with spirits. Manta then learns that Asakura is Shaman-in-training who does training by teaming up with a samurai turned ghost Amidamaru, six hundred years old.
Yoh Asakura affirms his powers by teaming up with Amidamaru to save Manta from a group of hooligans to win over Manta. Yoh then assists Manta because he can talk to and see the spirits, and with the help of Adidamaru, they set to attain Asakura’s goal to be the next Shaman King.
Yoh Asakura sets his voyage along with his fiancee Anna and Adidamaru. After his arrival, he trains himself for the first round of the fight, where Yoh has to win two out of three matches. First, Yoh wins against Usui Horokeu but loses against Johann Faust VIII, the necromancer. Next, Yoh draws his match with Ren, but finally, The Great Spirit lets both Yoh and Ren qualify for the first round.
When is Shaman King Season 2 Coming on Netflix?
According to Netflix’s schedule, two might release in the last quarter of 2021 or the first quarter of 2022. Most speculations are made that Season 2 might drop by November 2021. There’s evidence that backs the above speculations. The evidence is a part of the schedule of Shaman King Blu-ray volumes.
- Volume 1 – August 25, 2021: Episodes 1-13
- Volume 2 – November 24, 2021: Episodes 13-26
- Volume 3 – February 23, 2022: Episodes 27-39
- Volume 4 May 25, 2022: Episodes 40-52
The above mentioned is the evidence of the Release Schedule of Shaman King Blu-ray Volumes. But Netflix has yet to confirm the exact release dates; until then, it’s just the predictions and speculations that can be relied upon.
When is Shaman King Season 2 Releasing?
Shaman King Season 1 streamed on Netflix on August 9, 2021. It had 13 episodes, each with 25-30 minutes running time. The series was produced by Studio Bridge and was directed by Jouji Furuta.
To your knowledge, Shaman King isn’t the first adaptation to Hiroyuki Takei’s works. On June 1, 2001, and September 25, 2002, Studio Xebec produced Shaman king with 64 episodes. As per Takei’s tweet, the anime reboot is all set to complete the 35 volumes of the new series.
Originally in Weekly TV Anime, this particular series had 52 episodes, and considering season 1 had only 13 episodes. All the episodes would be divided equally amongst the succeeding seasons. Netflix might release the rest of the seasons in the upcoming years. According to Netflix’s schedule, two might release in the last quarter of 2021 or the first quarter of 2022.
Spoiler Alert!! What Could be Shaman King Season 2 All About?
Talking about the Season Finale of First Edition, Yoh is all set to depart for America for the next tournament of Shaman Fight. Before his departure, Anna and Yoh spend the night together and share a romantic bond. As Yoh, Ryu, Ren, and Horohoro wait at the military base, Hao appears with his team and demonstrates his power and to what extent he can control the Spirit of Fire. You and others fly to America, but something devastating happens, and they land on Route 66. They are all set to find a way out to the nearest town from Route 66, and they meet Lilirara, who is of the Seminole Tribe. Yoh and his friends are convincing Liliana to accompany them on their journey. In the post-credit scene, Hao appears with his team and destroys Lilirara’s body and soul with the help of the Spirit of Fire.
In Season 2, Yoh and his friends might meet Lyserg Diesel, who has a bad past with Hao. Initially, Lyserg might seem disinterested and unpleasant, but he would join the group at the end. Lyserg, with his Deductive Reasoning, sees the similarities between Hao and Yoh. The group arrives at the Patch Tribe Area, where they come across some more contestants of the Shaman Fight. Iron Maiden Jeanne and Boris Tepes Dracula are the other contestants Yoh and his friends will get along with before the second tournament of Shaman Fight. Meanwhile, Youmei Asakura will reveal to Anna Hao Asakura and his most recent manifestation as Yoh’s Twin in Japan.
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