Netflix has released a trailer for the final part of Shaman King‘s anime reboot, along with a release date for the new episodes.
The preview focuses on the battle faced by the series’ protagonists, with a grim warning of the newly awakened Shaman King. Rapid cuts from various characters highlight difficult battles and emotional moments as Yoh Asakura and his friends join forces to stop Yoh’s brother Hao Asakura and his goal of eradicating humans from the world.
The restart 2021 from Shaman King Directed by Joji Furuta (visual prison) with series composition by Shouji Yonemura (One Piece 2013-present, Death Note, Fairy Tail). The animation is produced by Studio Bridge, best known for its work on the royal tutor, Yu-Gi-Oh! Seven, and the second half fairy tale.
Originally published as a manga from 1998 to 2004, Shaman King saw an anime produced by Studio Xebec in 2001 (Negima! Magister Negi Magi, To Love Ru, BanG Dream!). In 2017, Hiroyuki Takei, the series’ original creator, announced that he had turned down the opportunity to reboot the series when it became apparent that the original voice cast would not be returning. In June 2020, the series was officially greenlit for a reboot, with many of the anime voice talents from 2001 reprising their roles. Voice actor and singer Megumi Hayashibara also returned to perform the opening and ending songs.
Since the end of the manga in 2011, the license rights to publish the series in English have passed from Viz Media to Kondansha, with the new publisher releasing Shaman King as a “complete” 35-book series, both digital and in print. The series was a commercial success domestically and around the world, with 38 million copies of the manga in circulation (as of March 2021). Shaman King even made it onto the New York Times bestseller list for manga in 2009 with the release of volume 24.
Shaman King aired in Japan in April and has already announced a sequel. The new anime is based on Takei’s 2012 manga sequel Shaman King: flowers, and will focus on Hana Asakura, son of Shaman Kings Jo and Anna. Further details about the new series, including the cast, crew and premiere date, have not yet been announced.
Shaman King Season 1 Part 4 will be released on Netflix on May 23rd.
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