The reboot of the TV anime adaptation of Hiroyuki Takei’s “SHAMAN KING” will begin its broadcast run today — 1st April 2021, and to hype up fans to a fever pitch, a clean version of the opening sequence featuring Megumi Hayashibara’s “Soul salvation” has dropped on YouTube! Katsuyuki Konishi, Megumi Hayashibara, and, Minami Takayama will be reprising their roles as Amidamaru, Anna Kyoyama, and Hao respectively, while Yoh will now be played by Yoko Hikasa.
“SHAMAN KING” tells the story of a young boy named Yoh Asakura, a shaman linking the real world and the spirit world. Yoh’s ambition is to become the Shaman King and contact the Great Spirit, who will grant him the ability to reshape the world. But to become the Shaman King, he must first win the Shaman Fight, a battle held once every 500 years.
“SHAMAN KING” has sold over 35 million copies since debuting in 1998, before abruptly ending it in 2004, and releasing a “true ending” in 2009. The series spawned a multimedia franchise including a TV anime adaptation and several spin-off manga titles.