Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: April 01, 2021 at 5:51 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official website for Hiroyuki Takei's "Shaman King" project franchise has revealed that the recently-premiered TV anime series reboot of the series titled "Shaman King 2021" is listed with 52 episodes. The anime series' Blu-ray BOX information has been posted on the website and according to the listing, the first Blu-ray volume will be released on August 25, 2021.
Earlier, the opening credit features the song by Shaman King's original theme singer Megumi Hayashibara titled "Soul Salvation" was streamed by the official YouTube channel of King Amusement Creative.
The anime will begin broadcasting on April 1, 2021 and will adapt all 35 volumes of the manga's new complete edition, which Kondasha started publishing in print volumes on June 17. Hayashibara will also performs the ending theme for the reboot.
Megumi Hayashibara who plays the role of Anna Kyoyama previously sang the anime's opening songs "Oversoul" and "Northern Lights", ending theme songs "Trust You" and "Yokage", and the insert song "Brave Heart"
Most of the cast and staff of the original Shaman King series are returning for the reboot of the series. The anime will be produced by Bridge and directed by Joji Furuta, with series composition by Shōji Yonemura, character designs by Satohiko Sano and music composed by Yuki Hayashi. Apart from the main protagonist Yoh Asakura who will be having a new voice by Yoko Hikasa, characters Amidamaru, Anna Kyoyama and Hao will be voiced by its original voice actors Katsuyuki Konishi, Megumi Hayashibara and Minami Takayama, respectively. The newly announced voice actors includes Inuko Inuyama (returning) as Manta Oyamada, Romi Park (returning) as Tao Ren, Masahiko Tanaka (returning) as Ryunosuke Umemiya, Wataru Takagi (returning) as Tokagerō, Kousuke Takaguchi (new) as Bason, Takehito Koyasu (returning) as Faust VIII, Masakazu Morita (new) as Mosuke, Motoko Kumai (returning) as Joco (Chocolove) McDonell, and Hikari Midorikawa (returning) as Silva.
The first Shaman King anime series was aired July 4, 2001 and September 25, 2002 on TV Tokyo in Japan and were directed by Seiji Mizushima and co-produced by TV Tokyo, NAS, and Xebec. It consisted of 64-episodes .
The Shaman King Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump between June 1998 and August 2004. The individual chapters were collected and released in 32 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. It follows the adventures of Yoh Asakura as he attempts to hone his shaman skills to become the Shaman King by winning the Shaman Fight. Takei chose shamanism as the main theme of the series because he wanted a topic that had never been attempted before in manga.