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The anime follows the manga's goal, to become the next Shaman King. Although the anime ended sooner than the manga, it leaves an ambiguous ending, who'll become Shaman King.
Shamans are people who can communicate with the supernatural and join with the spirits of the dead to use their skill and power. Teenager Yoh Asakura is a shaman, engaged to the ambitious Anna. She wants to marry the greatest shaman of all, the Shaman King. Once every 500 years a great contest, the Shaman Fight, gives the winner the chance to become Shaman King and wield great power by controlling the strongest spirits. The winner also gets to meet God. Yoh goes to Tokyo for the contest, along with his three faithful friends-Manta Oyamada, an undersized junior-high student who is scared of spirits but is able to see them, and whom Yoh has taken on as a de-facto apprentice; his spirit partner, a samurai named Amidamaru; and Anna, who is also a medium and is acting as his trainer. Along the way they meet strong opposition, misfit ghosts and would-be magicians, in a series whose high concept could be summed up as Phantom Quest Corp meets Dragon Ball. Based on a manga by Hiroyuki Takei, serialized in Shonen Jump. LNV
|Yoh Asakura wants to become Shaman King to get the easy life. His fiance is Anna, his partner spirit is Amidamaru and his best friend is Manta.|
|Manta Oyamada (Morty) is Yoh's best friend. Manta supports Yoh during the Shaman fights by assisting him by any means. For example, he tags along with Yoh during training.|
|Amidamaru is a samurai ghost who died fighting many enemies after his friend Mosuke was murdered. He protects Yoh and fights with all of his might.|
|Anna is a special type of shaman who can summon ghosts who already reached heaven or the afterlife. Also, Anna is Yoh's fiancee and seeks the easy life as Shaman Queen.|
|Tamao is a shy girl and an ascetic who specializes in divination by using her Kokkuri board.|
|Ryu is a Japanese shaman? Ryu is the first bad guy who vandalizes Amidamaru's grave and others. When Yoh defeats him, Ryu starts to look for his happy place and is attracted to the Shaman world. Ryu's goal in the Shaman King fight is to find his happy place for his friends.|
|Ren is a Chinese shaman. Ren Tao is the first Shaman Yoh faces. Ren Tao's goal in the Shaman King fights is to end the cycle of vengeance even if he has to destroy his family.|
After his defeat with Yoh (two times), Ren has changed and fights for the same goal, but with less murders.
|He is an Ainu shaman from Hokkaido. Horohoro's dream in the shaman fights is to create a vast field of butterbur for the Koropokkuru.|
|Lyserg is an English shaman who comes from a family of dowsers. His goal (in the shaman fights) is to exact vengeance on Hao Asakura for killing his family.|
|Chocolove is an American shaman from New York City. Chocolove's dream is to be the world's best comedian and to save the world with laughter.|
|Faust the VIII is a German shaman, doctor, and necromancer, and his ambitions are to revive Eliza by any means. He has a strong devotion to his wife, Eliza.|
The names of the characters are change (For the Cut/original English Dubbed Anime only). Examples:
Each episode has this summary paragraph because the characters meet differently and the anime has lots of alterations in the story from the manga.
(See episode 4 for a good example)
*Names of characters that are changed also appear in the table below.
Sometimes the dialogue changes subtle to drastic between the sub and the dub.
(See episode 13)
The English dub (on Foxbox and Jetix) had altercations on the names of people and objects. This will serve as a table of reference when watching the anime.
Do not list these name differences under "manga and anime difference" since this table already serves this purpose.
There are times where there is a stark contrast of what characters actually say in the sub versus the dub. (See episode 18 and 14) Sometimes it's for unknown reasons or to avoid homosexual or religious issues.
This is only for the anime version.
(Manga if needed)
|Harusame||Sword of Light||Harusame|
|Ren Tao||Lenny||Ren Tao|
|Yomi||Tunnel of Tartarus||?|
(See list above)
|Choji Senji Ryakketsu|
[Ultra Senji Ryakketsu]
*Trey is sometimes called Horohoro by his sister in the dub. His true name is Usui Horokeu.
*En Tao is called in the manga, Tao Yuan. His name in the dub is Uncle En which suggests the dub changed his family relationships to Ren and Jun Tao.
"To be Shaman King" ?
Uncut English version
It's the same for the Japanese version.
See subs vs dubs table because most of these name changes avoid religious and Japanese references. In some of the episodes, the dialogue is change to avoid homosexuality (see first confrontation between Yoh, Anna, and Pirika in ep. 14). Also, some of the episodes are altered to avoid racism such as KKK in Boris's origin story (see ep. 35) and more.
1 - 64
1 - 63
A Place Where I Belong
1 - 62
1 - 61
1 - 60
1 - 59
Holy Ground of the Stars
1 - 58
1 - 57
The Shaman Fight Ends?
1 - 56
Door of Babylon
1 - 55
Gate of Babylon
1 - 54
The Eighth Angel
1 - 53
1 - 52
It's Training! Everyone Gather!
1 - 51
1 - 50
I Have A Darkness In My Heart
1 - 49
1 - 48
Missionary of Dragon
1 - 47
1 - 46
The Dead Spirit of Tao
1 - 45
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|Yoh Asakura first in The Boy Who Dances With Ghosts||
|Amidamaru first in The Boy Who Dances With Ghosts||
|Manta Oyamada first in The Boy Who Dances With Ghosts||
|Anna Kyouyama first in A Shaman Who is Mature for Her Age||
|Bokuto no Ryu first in The Boy Who Dances With Ghosts||
|Ren Tao first in Another Shaman (Dub: Lenny)||
|Horohoro first in The Boy from the North||
|Bason first in Another Shaman (Dub: Lenny)||
|Tokagero first in Rain that falls in spring 春にふる雨 (Haru ni Furu Ame)||
|Kororo first in The Boy from the North||