'Shaman King': Release date, spoilers and all about Netflix anime series

Spirits, superpowers and a battle royale -- get ready for 'Shaman King'!


                            'Shaman King': Release date, spoilers and all about Netflix anime series
A still from 'Shaman King' (Netflix)

For all you anime fans waiting for a dose of action, get ready to catch 'Shaman King' on Netflix. The series follows the story of middle schooler Manta Oyamada, who ends up helping You Asakura, whose goal is to be the Shaman King. 

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Release date

Season 1 of 'Shaman King' premieres on Netflix on Monday, August 9, 2021.

Where to watch 

You can catch the series on Netflix.



 

 

Plot

Manta Oyamada, is a seemingly average student, apart from being able to see spirits. However, upon his powers being revealed, he's stuck helping You Asakura, whose goal is to be the Shaman King. But to do so, Manta must face off against a hoard of powerful shamans in an epic battle royale, seeing that they are all vying for the crown. 

As per the synopsis -- "The Shaman King is the one who can contact the king of spirits and reshape the world. Every 500 years, shamans, who can commune between the worlds of the living and dead, compete in the Shaman Fight to become the next Shaman King. Among those aiming for the top is a young shaman named Yoh Asakura. See Yoh's adventure unfold in the new adaptation of Hiroyuki Takei's lauded manga, starting 2021 on Netflix."

Cast

Youko Hikasa
A Japanese singer and voice actress, Youko Hikasa voices You Asakura in the series. Her other works include 'My Hero Academia, 'Sorcerous Stabber Orphen', 'The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc', 'The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited', and 'Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina.

Minami Takayama
Minami Takayama is a Japanese voice actress, narrator and singer. She is also the main vocalist of Two-Mix and ES CONNEXION. She voices Hao Asakura in the series. Her other works include 'Magic Kaito 1412', 'One-Punch Man', 'Erased' and 'Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School'.

Megumi Hayashibara
Megumi Hayashibara is a Japanese voice actress, singer, lyricist and radio personality. Her works include 'Love Hina', 'Saber Marionette J', 'Ranma ½', 'Neon Genesis Evangelion', 'Cowboy Bebop', 'Slayers', 'Detective Conan', 'Pokémon', 'All Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku Nuku', 'Video Girl Ai', 'Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony' and the 2001's 'Shaman King'. In the 2021 adaptation of the series, she voices Anna Kyouyama. 

Romi Park
Romi Park is a Korean–Japanese actress, voice actress, and singer. Her works include 'Mecha-ude', 'Radiant', 'Kakegurui xx', 'The God of High School' and 'Vlad Love'. In the series, she voices Ren Tao. 

Katsuyuki Konishi
Katsuyuki Konishi is a Japanese voice actor, whose works include 'Backflip!!', 'The Dungeon of Black Company', 'The Faraway Paladin', 'Kimetsu no Yaiba – Yūkaku-hen' and 'Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2'. In the series, he voices Amidamaru

Inuko Inuyama
Inuko Inuyama is a voice actress whose works include Rabu & Pîsu', 'Kaiki ren'ai sakusen', 'Ashita, mama ga inai', 'Legal High' and the 'Pokemon' franchise. She voices Manta Oyamada in the series. 

Takehito Koysau
Takehito Koyasu is a Japanese voice actor whose works include 'Attack on Titan: The Final Season', 'Hortensia Saga', 'Back Arrow', 'SK8 the Infinity' and 'Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck'. In the series, he voices Johann Faust VIII.

Yūji Ueda
Yūji Ueda is a Japanese actor, voice actor and singer, whose works include 'Hi Score Girl', 'Mob Psycho 100 II', 'One-Punch Man 2' and 'Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious'. He voices the character of Usui Horokeu in the series. 

Masahiko Tanaka
Masahiko Tanaka is a Japanese actor and voice actor, whose works include 'Attack on Titan', 'Hajime no Ippo: Rising', 'Amagi Brilliant Park', 'Fafner in the Azure: Exodus' and 'Drifters'. He voices the character of Ryuunosuke Umemiya in the series. 

Yoko Soumi
Yoko Soumi is a Japanese actress and voice actress, whose works include 'Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki', 'A Certain Magical Index III', 'Pokémon', 'Case Closed' and 'Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table'. In the series, she voices the character of Lyserg Diethel.

Trailers

As per the caption shared alongside the trailer -- "The fate of the world hangs in the balance as Medium Yoh Asakura joins the epic Shaman Fight, competing with other shamans in a bid to become the all-powerful Shaman King, while facing an opponent bent on disaster."



 

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