The 2001 anime adaption of Hiroyuki Takei’s fantasy manga ‘Shaman King’ is being summoned for an uncut version through a new Blu-Ray release from Discotek Media. All sixty-four episodes will be included in the box set in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles in high definition.
Planned for a January 31st release, it is currently available for pre-order on the Right Stuf Anime website.
You can watch the trailer for the show below:
The show is directed by Seiji Mizushima, written by Katsuhiko Koide, and produced by the Japanese animation studio Xebec. It ran from July 4, 2001, to September 25, 2002. Netflix is currently producing a remake of the show.
Shaman King Fan Wikia describes the synopsis as follows,
“In the world of Shaman King, people with the ability to communicate and fight with spirits are collectively known as Shamans. The series is centered around Asakura Yoh, a laid-back, easygoing character who is heir to the powerful shamanic Asakura Family, as he enters the Shaman Tournament, a semi-millennial event that draws shamans from around the world to compete for the chance to become the Shaman King and the wielder of the omnipotent Great Spirit. In the process, Yoh befriends and makes rivals of other characters, and gradually learns of the true nature of the Shaman Tournament, and his connection to Asakura Hao, the favorite to win.”
The manga was initially released in Japan by Shonen Jump, but has since moved to Kodansha. They have released several spin-offs including Shaman King: Zero, Shaman King: Flowers, Shaman King: The Super Star, Shaman King: Red Crimson, and Shaman King: Marcos. In the United States, Kodansha USA currently holds the license to publish the manga.
4Kids TV originally held the license for the show and produced an English dub for the series that was heavily edited.