Back in June, we got a piece of kingly news: that a new Shaman King anime adaptation was on the way.
Now we’ve got some deets on that 2021 Shaman King anime adaptation, including who’s playing who and who’s at the helm. We also got the first little peek at the series thanks to its first teaser.
The cast is a combination of old and new. The role of Yoh Asakura, the main protagonist, has been recast. This time, he’ll be played by Yoko Hikasa, known for roles like Stephanie Dola (No Game No Life) and Emi Yusa (The Devil Is a Part-Timer!).
Meanwhile, some familiar voices are back to reprise their roles from the 2001 series. They are:
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Amidamaru
- Megumi Hayashibara as Anna Kyoyama
- Minami Takayama as Hao Asakur
Meanwhile, here are the folks behind the camera (okay, it’s anime, everyone’s behind the camera, but you know what I mean):
- Director: Joji Furuta (The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments)
- Studio: Bridge (Fairy Tail)
- Scripts: Shoji Yonemura (Pokemon)
- Character designs: Satohiko Sano (Welcome to Demon School)
- Music: Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia)
The anime is set to premiere in April 2021 and cover all 35 volumes of the manga’s complete edition.
Here’s how Kodansha USA describes the manga:
In the world of Shaman King, shamans possess mysterious powers that allow them to commune with gods, spirits, and even the dead…and Manta Oyamada’s about to learn all about them, because his class just welcomed a new transfer student: Yoh Asakura, a boy from way off in Izumo…and a shaman in training!