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Shaman King is a franchise comprised of 2 anime series, 4 manga series
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Hey guys and gals! It's another weird idea/question I had with a trend. Thanks to Taichokage and the folks at the The Seven Deadly Sins Discussion (Manga) discussion for the inspiration.

These are the four franchises that I think of (I forgot about Toriko until Taichokage reminded me).

Beware of spoilers!

Shaman King
In Shaman King, there is a device called Oracle Pager which measures how much Furyoku a person has. It's like their energy level to summon spirits, fuse them for Oversoul, etc. This series is an example that it does and does not matter. In one of the fight with Tao Ren and Hao's followers, Tao ignores the numbers. (my memory is blurry. He was doing well until they reveal the numbers. He got his butt kicked) When it does matter, Yoh mentions how much Hao has, in the millions, making the unbelievably difficult to beat Hao.
The only way to increase one's Furyoku is near death experiences or getting revived after being killed.
Dragon Ball Z
Raditz along with Frieza's men has those power scouters to measure. This is a case where numbers don't really matter since Goku and the gang can hide their power level. Goku has demonstrated he is man who passes his limits.
Capture Level plays a huge part. There are some Gourmet Beasts with unknown levels. It's guarantee to determine and stratify the power levels of Gourmet Beasts.
The Seven Deadly Sins
I just found out this series has used a number system. I haven't read the manga. You guys can fill me in. Looks like in Toriko's case, numbers do matter.

Thanks everyone. Please share your thoughts.


If you know any franchises that involves numbers and power levels, let us know!

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I've been reading some manga for a few years and so far there have been a few I like but are over. I like: Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Hellsing, InuYasha, Rurouni Kenshin, Death Note, Dragonball (Z), Rave or Rave Master, whatever its called, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, & Full Metal Alchemist. All are some interesting series to read. Some of these are ending, some are over and some are still ongoing so I was wondering if they're other good series out there to read.

I was curious about: Fairy Tail, Berserk, Trigun, Shaman King and Ultimo? They sound good but are they worth reading? If anyone can put there opinions down I would appreciate it.

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Had some problems today; they were two fold as opposed to my normal absent minded nature problems.

I frequently get the inclination to watch new anime, after reading baskets of manga sauce suddenly the idea of watching a show is like .. ooh, that sounds easy. Oh my god, I get it so wrong, it's like somehow the subs become impossible to read, I can't follow the story, everything is wrong, I can find something better to do, it's all boring.

That's my first problem and it was in full effect today, I started off watching the end of Steins Gate again to see if it was still funny to me and after five minutes I was so disinterested I made breakfast.

Then I went for some Shaman King given that I have just finished Ultimo and was able to get through the whole first episode, which was awesome! I really enjoyed the style and I have never seen anything like that before despite the fact I really notice how the style affected so much of what we see in the really new anime at the moment. I then got stuck staring at the Opening OVA and then repeating in on youtube, then wondering if it was worth watching the whole thing, leading to wanting to read it first. Which is where this loop started.

So I decide to go way off track and try out some Sket Dance, which almost loaded up but my laptop durped (probably because I had been queueing it for ages.) so just as I was about to dive into episode 40 and jsut try desperately to hang on, I was bitterly disappointed.

Finally for no reason I decided to try and pick up Ouran again which was an unmitigated disaster, seriously, I'm at episode 4 but I want to watch the movie, I literally can never tell what the bejezus is meant to be going on in that show.

dC (tehmehgehflehh_

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Purpose: To show Wiki Editors not to give up on wiki projects, and to inspire them that they can finish what they have started.

The Shaman King project was started on February 24, 2010. It was my biggest solo project where I took on the anime and the original manga series. I have been busy with the team W.I.K.I. Nation, Fairy Tail, and Beelzebub on the projects, so it was difficult to work on this project and to juggle school at the same time. My top priority is school and family, and after those priorities, my teams and their wiki project is up. I put Shaman King as my lowest wiki priority. In September 2011, the volumes wiki page is complete as I add the last 3 volumes; in October 2011, I finished the plot and characters for the last seven volumes of the series.

As for the anime, I haven't finished adding the plot to all of the episode wiki pages. I think I am on episode 43 by now.

In September 2011, I was informed by AgentJ that Shaman King has a Kanzenban series that has the true ending. (See Gia's Shaman King Replace Sham Ending blog) The bad news is that it's another 27 volumes, so more work is to be done. I can't complain because I see a lot of wiki editors working harder on longer projects. I should look at this as a challenge.

The Work and its Issues

Wiki Style

In this project, Shaman King had 32 volumes. At the time, I did not know the wiki style guide, so I went overboard with the plot summary. In the summer, I knew how to format the wiki page.

  • Plot (short)
  • Contents - English Dub titles, the Kanji, the romaji, and the page numbers (Basic goal is to get the titles)
  • Notes - Authors' note and character profiles
  • Full plot summary - I made this optional.

The top three are essential for the wiki style guide. In my early days, I thought I had to add a big plot, but now, I just moved the huge plot under the notes section for the whole reformatting project. I wanted to show other wiki editors what the right format was. I didn't want them to think that they had to add a huge plot. For the table of contents, I noticed that the English dub titles and the titles used on Wikipedia had some minor differences. FoxxFireArt informed me that these are translations from the Japanese titles, and he told me to use the official English dub titles and add the Japanese characters with the Romaji.

Volume List: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and finally 32.

*20, 28, and 29 need plot

Time Management

It was tough to juggle a lot of wiki projects and school. The way I kept my sanity was to break these things down. I did not have a set plan for Shaman King, but I did 29 volumes' wiki pages for 9 months. That's an average of 3.2 volumes per month. The first 3 volumes had their plot summaries done before I started on the solo project.

A glimpse of the projects that I had deal with in my first year on Anime Vice:

  • Winter 2010 - Fairy Tail, Alice in the Country of Hearts, Hetalia Axis Powers
  • Spring 2011 - Fairy Tail, Descendants of Darkness, and Shaman King
  • Summer 2011 - Rave Master, Blue Exorcist, Beelzebub, Shaman King, and Fairy Tail
  • Fall 2011 - Beelzebub, Sket Dance, Fairy Tail, Guilty Crown, and Shaman King

The only finished projects are Rave Master (anime only). Blue Exorcist anime is almost done with two episodes (9 and 11) that need plot and images. (For more information, please see my condensed projects vitae list)


I list the blogs and forum threads that have some records of my work and other wiki editors' work as well. The historian blog is a summary of all those reports.


  • Work on the wiki pages bit by bit. Spread it out.
  • Read the volumes
  • Look at the wikia pages especially for the Japanese names (Don't plagiarize from their works)
  • If you need help, please ask the Anime Vice mods or veteran wiki editors.
  • For new wiki editors, pick a short manga series to work on. I mean it. 12 volumes manga project is a good amount to start.

Trust me, you don't want to work on 32 volumes like I did. It takes a lot of time with the reading, the notes, and the reformatting.


I need to reformat the volumes to its right style and add the last remaining characters: Manta's father (Mansumi), the little Patch twin girls, Lead, Lihite (X-Laws), Teruko (Voodoo woman), Anahol, Bron, and the other Patch Officiants. The character wiki pages need work on.

Streamline - condense story arcs

In the summer, FoxxFireArt and the staff had a streamline initiative goal to condense story arcs on character wiki pages whose pages are too detailed. I had some characters that needed streamlining, so I will do them in the winter if time is available.


I thank FoxxFireArt for helping me with his advice on the wiki style; I thank my teammates for inspiring me to keep working on this project. Finally, I thank Sotyfan16 for his advice on how to make beginner guides. I made my first beginner guide, and it was for Shaman King. It's an awesome feeling.


Team W.I.K.I. Nation

Filed under: Shaman King (franchise and manga), Shaman (concept), and #Wiki Editors (concept) pages.

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The last news article was about a new manga short, Zero Story, that revolves around Yoh Asakura. Not much information is known about this new development.

See Breaking News: Shaman King is Coming Back in a New Manga Short by Taka


Shaman King is a series written by Hiroyuki Takei that ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen magazine in 1998. The series ended abruptly in 2004 with 32 volumes. After Shaman King had an anime adaptation that ran in TV Tokyo and on Fox Box, the manga series had a Kanzenban format in 2009. The Kanzenban series is the perfect edition that ends Shaman King officially with 27 volumes.


Shaman King is about Yoh Asakura who dreams to be Shaman King to get the easy life. He has to fight many shamans from all over the world in a tournament for the title, Shaman King.

For more information, please see the Beginner Guide To Shaman King for those who haven't read or watched Shaman King.


Now, for the news, Shaman King Flowers is about Yoh Asakura's son, Hana Asakura. This development is on the fifth volume of Shonen's Jump Kai Magazine where Hiroyuki Takei announces that this story will premiered in April and in the same magazine. Also, Takei states that the Zero Story will be accompanying the sequel, too.

In related news

Voice actress and singer Megumi Hayashibara confirmed on Tuesday that she sang Shaman King's "Osorezan Revoir" song for the video of the same name that was posted on Nico Nico Douga on October 21. Osorezan Revoir is the title of the 19th compiled volume of the manga series and an arc of the story .

From ANN's article (See sources)



Fans rejoice for a Shaman King sequel. It'll be a blast! Thank you for reading this article. I want to thank ShadowKnight508 for giving the heads up on this news.


Team W.I.K.I. Nation

Please check out Shaman King's Historian Blog to see the current wiki work progress on Anime Vice. Go Anime Vice!

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Hiroyuki Takei
Hiroyuki Takei

Purpose: This guide is for people who haven't try the whole Shaman King experience. If you are a fan of the series, please enjoy this guide as well. It will give you another side of Shaman King to think about.

Hiroyuki Takei was the mangaka behind Shaman King, and this franchise was his biggest success to date. After Hiroyuki Takei submitted a one shot story and two other stories, his Butsu Zone became his first series in 1997. In 1998, his second series, Shaman King, made its debut, and when his series made headlines, Hiroyuki Takei was awarded Hop Step Award and Tezuka Award. As of now, Hiroyuki and Stan Lee (creator of Spider-Man and various Marvel Icons) are working together on Karakuridôji Ultimo for Jump Square Magazine and at the same time, Hiroyuki Takei is working on Jumbor.

Shaman King was first started in the Shuiesha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine as a manga in 1998. Later, it was adapted into tankobon volumes in December 1998 with a total of 32 volumes, but it had abruptly ended. In July 2001, Shaman King had been adapted into an anime that was produced by Xebec and directed by Seiji Mizushima on the TV Tokyo and Amaimax network. For the English dub, 4Kids bought the rights and aired it in May 2003 on the FoxBox channel. In 2009, the series was released in Kanzen-Ban format (perfect edition) that had 27 volumes that feature the true ending of the series in order to tie loose ends that the previous manga series had left.

The Story

Shaman King is about a boy named Yoh Asakura who wants to become Shaman King to get the easy life. The tournament is held every 500 years, and every shaman from around the world wants to become the king to fulfill their dreams. Yoh has to learn that he has to fight for his dream at the cost of every other shaman participants which some he befriended on his journey.


In the shaman world, shamans integrate with the spirits to perform many tasks. For the tournament, shamans choose the right spirit ally to fight other shamans and their spirit allies.

  • Shaman - They are the link between the physical world and the spiritual world.
  • Ghost – The soul of the dead that wanders the human world.
  • Integration/Over Soul – Shaman integrates with the spirit, mind and body. For advance integration, the shaman forms an over soul by integrating the spirit into a familiar object.


*For the Future Advanced Guide's Focus

As Yoh meet his fiancée Anna after getting injured in his fight with Ren, he trains for the tournament. After the Shaman King preliminaries end, Yoh and his companions take a journey to America to take on the Patch’s test, survive and make it to the Patch’s village. When Yoh and everyone unite, they split up into 3 man teams and head back to Tokyo to fight in the first round of the tournament. Will Yoh be Shaman King or will someone else take his dream away?

The Characters

Yoh Asakura

He is a slacker who only wants to listen his music. His dream of becoming Shaman King is to get the easy life.

Spirit Ally: Amidamaru is a samurai whose nickname is the fiend since he went on a rampage to avenge his friend.

Ren Tao

He is a Chinese shaman who comes from the Tao family whose reputation he must restore their reputation. His true dream is to end the cycle of vengeance.

Spirit Ally: Bason is a warlord.

Manta Oyamada

He is Yoh's friend who accompanies him during his battles in the Shaman King fight.

Anna Kyouyama

She is Yoh's fiancee who shares the same goals as Yoh as the shaman queen and will train Yoh to death for their dreams.

Bokuto no Ryu

Bokuto no Ryu and his punks seek and defend their hideouts. Ultimately, Ryu and his friends' dream is to find their happy place.

Spirit Ally: Tokagero is a bandit who was killed by Amidamaru.


From Hokkaido, he is an Ainu shaman who works hard to reach his and his sister's dream. Their dream is to build a vast field of Butterbur to save the Koropokku from extinction.

Spirit Ally: Kororo is a Koropokkuru spirit whose powers make ice.

Johann Faust VIII

A former German doctor who has lost his wife and his happy life. He resorts to necromancy to revived his beloved Eliza by becoming the Shaman King.

Spirit Alley: Eliza is his wife, his partner, and his nurse.

Lyserg Diethel

A British dowser who aspires to be the best detective like his parents. When his parents were murdered by Hao, he sought allies to avenge his parent's death.

Spirit Ally: Morphine is a spirit handed down from the dowsing generation.

Chocolove McDonell

An African American shaman whose gang life is changed by a Brazilian man named Olona and put on the right path. His dream is to save the world with laughter by becoming the best comedian.

Spirit Ally: Mic the Jaguar is Olona's former partner; now, he is Chocolove's partner.

Why Watch?

The recommended audience for Shaman King is everyone 10 and up. Even though the anime has little blood and mild violence, the manga has blood, and it’s more open to violence. You'll be captured by the characters' struggle for their dreams and others' despair that was caused when society rejects them based on their shamanic powers. Their friendship brings out the best in each other to overcome their obstacles.

Manga or Anime

For the teenagers and younger, I recommend watching the anime first and then the manga, so you see where the anime has left off but the manga gives a satisfying ending. For the adults, it’s recommended to read the manga since the anime tends to tone down in violence, sexual orientation, and racial/ religious issues. In the end, it’s up to you to decide. Be sure to read both manga series because the original sets the story while the Kanzen Ban delivers a better ending.

*Please beware that there are subtle to drastic changes between the anime’s dub and sub versions such as change in the names and scenes to avoid racial, religion, homosexuality, and violence.


Shaman King is an interesting series that takes the many cultural aspects of many shamans and puts their beliefs and goals against each other. It’s childish and funny at the beginning, but as it progresses, the characters mature and face moral issues and obstacles in their path to their dreams. The characters will grow on you. If you like spirits, supernatural, and the tournament concepts, this series is suited for you.


I thank Sotyfan16 for his helpful advice, and I thank my team for being supportive of me in our weekly reports which inspires me to write this beginner guide.

This guide is written by Takashichea,

A proud member of Team W.I.K.I Nation and a historian wiki editor.

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Shaman King Historian Blog

Purpose: To document the history of past wiki editors, present, and future wiki editors. This is a commemoration to all wiki editors who worked hard. Since I used to be a historian for my clubs at college, my community service and role has seared this element into my Anime Vice life.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list since most of information are vague and going through wiki submissions of wiki editors are long. I don't have exact dates, but thought counts.

History of Wiki Editors and Their Work on Shaman King

Volumes Timeline

First, I add the dates of the volumes of Shaman King since it gives a rough timeline for events before February 24, 2011. The dates for adding Shaman King volumes are very beneficial to this blog.

Volumes 1-10Volumes 11-20Volumes 21-30
Vol. 1: Dec. 5, 2008 by Void_WizardDec. 16, 2008 by HaseoMay 23, 2009 by AgentJ
Vol. 2: Dec. 11, 2008 by DarkShpaerDec. 16, 2008 by HaseoMay 23, 2009 by AgentJ
Vol. 3: Dec. 12, 2008 by DarkShaperDec. 16, 2008 by HaseoMay 23, 2009 by AgentJ
Vol. 4: Dec. 12, 2008 by DarkShaperDec. 16, 2008 by HaseoOct. 8, 2009 by Obsidian609
Vol. 5: Dec. 12, 2008 by DarkShaperDec. 16, 2008 by HaseoOct. 8, 2009 by Obsidian609
Vol. 6: Dec. 13, 2008 by DarkShaperDec. 16, 2008 by HaseoOct. 8, 2009 by Obsidian609
Vol. 7: Dec. 15, 2008 by DarkShaperDec. 17, 2008 by HaseoApril 23, 2010 by John_Martone
Vol. 8: Dec. 16, 2008 by DarkShaperDec. 18, 2008 by HaseoApril 23, 2010 by John_Martone
Vol. 9: Dec. 16, 2008 by DarkShaperDec. 18, 2008 by Haseo
Vol. 10: Dec. 16, 2008 by DarkShaperFeb. 11, 2009 by Haseo

**Why is Haseo's name is DarkShaper?

*Before I came to work on this project, 29 volumes were added already, and vols. 1-3 had plot summaries while volumes 10-26 had table of contents. In Shaman King, Hiroyuki Takei, author of Shaman King, created 32 volumes. I decide to add the remaining 3 volumes after I finished plot summaries for all of 29 volumes in the right format.

Wiki Editors' From Rough Draft Recognition Blog

  • Obsidian609
  • AK_the_Twilight
  • Gia
  • AgentJ
  • FoxxFireArt
  • Johnsonflorvil
  • Kas
  • John_Martone
  • Haseo
  • SilverZeo
  • Hiei_hyabusha
  • Nightwolf
  • Raiku
  • HeavyBlue22
  • Mitsuko
  • Scratchman
  • Sergio
  • Lan
  • VinnieLoveCraft
  • Battleheiz
  • WAFFEL1991

Ethan - Without him, none of these wiki pages exist without his authorization.

Wiki Editors' Timeline

  1. Before February 24, 2011, a large amount of wiki editors (primers and adders) such as Kas, Obsidian609, Void_Wizard, Haseo, AgentJ, and more added volumes for Shaman King. For the anime, Gia and Obsidian609 worked on the anime while Obsidian609 and others added the episodes.
  2. On March 29, 2009: Gia has posted a forum about Shaman's King's ending, Shaman King replaces Sham Ending.
  3. On February 16, 2011: Shaman King obtained its first unique concept, Shaman, which is created by Takashichea.
  4. On February 24, 2011: Takashichea declared that he will work on Shaman King and published "Need Help on Shaman King Wiki project -- Any Help" blog.
  5. On March 29, 2011: Takashichea published his Spring Break Personal Log blog to record various wiki projects such as Shaman King episodes' plot summaries and struggles with time management and school.
  6. During Spring Break of Takashichea, he finished episodes 11- 21 for the anime.
  7. On April 10, 2011: Inspired by the first Fairy Tail recognition blog, Takashichea reused his first blog and created the Rough Draft for Shaman King Recognition blog.
  8. As of April 18, 2011: Takashichea worked on volumes 6, 9, 10, and 11 while added characters, concepts, locations, and objects for volumes 1-11.
  9. On May 3, 2011: After a successful Fairy Tail wiki week, Ethan published a wiki task theme blog that has Beelzebub, D. Gray Man, and Shaman King. Out of those tasks, Amidamaru, Manta Oyamada, Bason, Horohoro, and Shaman King Specials had bounty tasks. Takashichea completed them due to his promise to Ethan.
  10. On June 2, 2011: On Takashichea's Team Status on Rave Master, Fairy Tail, and Shaman King Projects blog, Takashichea reported that 39 episodes of Shaman King have plot summaries and the all of its elements. For the manga, Volumes 1-18 and 25-29 have plot summaries.
  11. On June 3, 2011: FoxxFireArt spotlighted Anna Kyoyama in his community spotlight.
  12. In July 2011: In the summer log published by Takashichea, he reports that he finished volumes' 19, 21, 22, and 23's plot summaries. Later, volumes 24 and 25 are finished.
  13. On July 24, 2011: Takashichea published a Vitae List for Shaman King that has information about who created what wiki page and inspiration for it.
  14. On August 5, 2011: Takashichea plans to publish Shaman King Recognition blog. -Have Not Published Yet-
  15. On September 6, 2011: Takashichea publishes Fall Semester blog that contains all of his teams and franchises that includes Shaman King.
  16. On Sept. 11, 2011: A Pompadour blog was published that contains Ryu, Grevil, and Himekawa.
  17. On September 24, 2011: Takashichea published Breaking News: Shaman King is Coming Back with the help of ShadowKnight508's tip.

Conclusion and Thanks

I wanted to thank the previous wiki editors who worked hard on this franchise. It was a rough road of taking on Shaman King franchise alone for 7 months now. I met new people who edit on some the Shaman King pages and ask them to help out.

Author's note

Goal: I will complete this franchise, with a team or no team, by the end of this year. This is one of the major wiki projects that I have no partner on. I'm lucky to have a partner for Rave Master and a team on Fairy Tail.

*If I forgot you, I'm sorry. Can you PM me please, so I can add you. Oh, if you are one of the wiki editors who worked on Shaman King, I ask you give dates or any information for the historian blog and the vitae list.

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Even though Shaman King has two manga series: the original series ended in 2004 with 32 volumes and the Kanzen-Ban started in 2009 and ended with 27 volumes*, Hiroyuki Takei announces in the 4th volume of Shueisha's Jump X magazine that they are publishing the zero story about Yoh Asakura. This story is slated for November 10 and that this story will lead up to a "big" project next spring.

The story will have 44 pages and a large poster.

*(Have to check Kanzen-Ban)


Thanks you for reading this report. Look forward to an all new Shaman King story!


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*Thanks to ShadowKnight508 who gave me this tip.

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