Shaman King Concepts

Shaman King is an anime series in the Shaman King franchise
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American Alterations

When certain Anime/Manga is brought to America & edited in some way. This might be to conform with different guidelines regarding children's programming or to combine episodes, or several other reasons.

Angels

Angels are beings that reside in Heaven. They are often portrayed with wings, halos, or both.

Avengers

Super-hero team from the Marvel Mangaverse

Bathing Scene

Bathing Scenes, while occasionally meaningful to plot or character development, are generally excuses for fan service.

Censorship And Localization

The history of anime censorship largely involves the early anime releases and the question of their place in the larger media model.

Cooking

Someone or something to do with cooking.

Corrupt Leaders

Power corrupts. Bureaucratic power (especially tied to other powers) is no exception.

Crazy Anime Hair

Huge spikes, multiple colors, gravity-defying ponytails... and it's probably all natural somehow too.

Cross-Dressing

The act of wearing clothes commonly associated with the opposite gender.

Dark Past

One or more past events that negatively affected one or more people. It's very common in an anime for at least one person to have such a past.

Determinator

A character who refuses to give up no matter what their odds are. They may be bruised, burned, mangled, crippled, or nearly dead but they will never quit. These roles are usually fulfilled by heroes.

Doctors

A Doctor is a medical professional that works to the goal of curing illness in others.

Dragons

A legendary creature that is typically reptilian, that can fly and can breathe fire and sometimes ice.

Drama

Drama is a concept used in story telling to invoke an emotional reaction from the audience by using serious themes; such as tragedy, suspense, and death.

Failure

In anime and manga many characters either consider themselves failures or are seen as such by others for not being strong enough, being scared, or just not being smart enough. However, usually this serves as inspiration for the character to grow stronger and come back to prove them all wrong.

Familiar

A animal or even a person that is basically a slave to another person. Familiars typically are tame, obediant and magical, though not always.

Father

Fatherhood as a concept. A man who has conceived or raised a child.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Ghosts

A ghost is a dead persons spirit that roams the earth usually attached to where they died or refusing to go to the after life until there are finished on earth.

Hao Asakura's followers

Hao Asakura searches for allies who are strong shamans for his shaman only empire. He hates humans and treats his followers differently. (depends on the relationship)

Heroic Sacrifice

An act when someone gives up something of great importance for a greater good.

Hitchhiker

A hitchhiker points his/ or her thumb up to signal drivers that they need a ride. It may be different hand gestures in different countries.

Lily Five

Lily Five is an anime exclusive team in the Shaman King Franchise.

Loss of Innocence

Like real life, anime and manga characters lose their innocence through war, trauma, rape, torture, and many agonizing scenarios.

Mentor

Someone with experience teaching a younger more inexperienced individual, often the hero of the story.

Mother

A woman who has given birth to or raised a child.

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.

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.

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.

Religion And Belief

A theme in some animes.

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 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.

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