Shaman King Concepts

Shaman King is a franchise comprised of 2 anime series, 4 manga series
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Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

No Mercy

When a character doesn't even hesitate to take care of an opponent and shows them no restraint or sympathy at all. Usually a trait in villains but even heroes can prove to be cold blooded when they need to be.

Nurses

A Nurse is a regular hospital worker and Doctor's assistant. Assisting in the day to day care of patients, they can be male or female.

Omake

An Omake is extra content that is often added to the end of manga volumes and some anime episodes for comedic effect.

Origin Story

The tale of how a hero or villain came to be who they are.

Over Soul

An Over Soul is basically making the shaman and spirit ally's form an extension, a body, a weapon, and more out of furyoko (mana).

Patch Tribe

The Patch Tribe oversees the Shaman fight tournament. They protect the great Spirit.

Pentagram

A pentagram is a five pointed star with five strokes and it can represent many things in religion and anime.

Possession

The act of controling an individual, making him preform actions at your will.

Pregnancy

A state of a female carrying a fertilized egg in her womb until gestation and a child is born. This entire process takes roughly nine months, and is broken into three-month periods known as trimesters.

Promise

A Promise is a frequent theme in anime, manga, and real life.

Protagonist

The main character of a story or plot. Most forms of fiction have the protagonist as a hero but there are rare occasions with an evil or not-so-noble protagonist.

Reincarnation

Reincarnation is a common theme in most Asian literature, and frequently a character will appear who turns out to be the reincarnation of a past figure (fictional or otherwise).

Religion And Belief

A theme in some animes.

Revenge

When someone returns an cruel favor to another after what has been done to them or an loved one.

Rock Hard Abs

Men who train and sculpt their bodies have "Rock Hard Abs." Their abs can come in different packs: six pack and eight pack. Women love to feel men's polished abs.

Samurai

Samurais were warriors of feudal japan

Shaman

In the words of Yoh Asakura, a "shaman" is a link between the physical and spiritual worlds. They primarily integrate with ghosts to achieve a common goal. In other franchises, shaman communicate with ghosts.

Shikigami

A kind of spirit summoned to serve a practitioner of onmyōdō.

Shounen Tournament

Also referred to as the "Shounen Competitive" subgenre; the most popular shounen series generally fit into this action-oriented category

Shōnen

Literally means "boy" in Japanese, but is also used to refer to Japan's biggest manga demographic: pre-teen and teenage boys.

Smoker

A person who smokes tobacco.

Strong Women

Anime has long been known for having many strong male protagonist and depicting women as being weaker and in need of protection, but there are many female characters out there fighting this stereotype. These are women who possess strength not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well and are often the heroes of a series.

Teachers

A Teacher is a type of person who is in charge of educating others in some form of higher learning or skill. The Japanese title is "Sensei".

Team Funbari Hot Springs

A manga exclusive team (in Shaman King) whose leader is Yoh Asakura and his teammates are Bokuto no Ryu and Faust the VIII.

Team Gandara

Team Gandara are a group of Buddhist Shamans in the Shaman King franchise.

Team Hana Gumi

Team Hana Gumi is a part of Hao's followers, and its members are Kanna Bismarch, Marion Phauna, and Matilda Matisse.

Team Ice Men

Team Ice Men is a trio of shamans who come from three countries (Russia, Iceland, and Ireland) to fight in the Shaman King tournament.

Team Ren

Team Ren is a manga exclusive team in the Shaman King franchise.

Team Yoh-Yohs

An anime exclusive team in Shaman King. The name is given by Sharona to Yoh's team. Yoh gladly calls his team Yoh-Yohs.

The Revelation

The idea that a major event/item/history is explained to the protagonist. With the main character and reader aware of the truth, everything is approached with a new view.

Tournament

A battle between participants to see who is the strongest. It usually involves brackets and moving up the line, but it can also be in other formats such as a "survival of the fittest" format.

Tragedy

A story or event centered around human misery. Characters in the story face suffering, dread, and destruction.

Training

Specialized strategies and methods of exercise used in various anime and manga series to develop characters and prepare them for performing in events.

Transformation

The Idea of a character transforming into a animal, monster, creature, demon, or other types of creatures.

Twins

Twins are children who are born on the same day from the same mother. Though not always identical.

Ultra Senji Ryakketsu

Although it is Hao's written book, it is a powerful concept in shaman king. It boosts the abilities of shamans who understand the concept of Ultra Senji Ryakketsu and Shamanic Oracle.

Unreal Hair/Eye Color

A popular design choice for characters in anime is to give them natural hair and/or eye colors that do not occur in real nature.

Unrequited love

A passion or romance for a person where these feelings are not returned by the object of affection. A one-sided love.

Vampires

Blood sucking creatures of the night, although not always evil necessarily. They are a staple of countless anime and manga series.

X-Laws

founded by Luchist Lasso, their purpose is to eradicate all evil and suffering.

Yin and Yang

It is a concept that shows the balance of one's light and dark sides. Yin stands for light and Yang stands for darkness, so these halves make up a whole.

Zombies

Zombies are an undead rotting corpse that is alive yet dead and have voracious appetites for living flesh.

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