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Shaman King  
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Yoh Asakura is a shaman--one of the gifted few who, thanks to training or natural talent, can channel spirits that most people can't even see. With the help of his fiancée, Anna, Yoh is in training for the ultimate shaman sports event: the "Shaman Fight in Tokyo," the once-every-500-years tournament to see who can shape humanity's future and become the Shaman King. But unfortunately for Yoh, every shaman in the world is competing for the same prizeā€¦


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v.32 c.285 by Mankin-Trad (3441d ago)
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v.32 c.283 by Mankin-Trad (3446d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
32 Volumes (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Volume 1 Chapter 1/ends at?

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (810 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 23rd 2015, 11:19am PST



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Original Publisher
Shueisha (1998-2004 ; 2nd ed: 2008)

Serialized In (magazine)
Akamaru Jump (Shueisha)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (32 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #636 increased(+202)
Monthly Pos #1360 increased(+345)
3 Month Pos #2232 decreased(-92)
6 Month Pos #2248 decreased(-31)

List Stats
On 1012 reading lists
On 501 wish lists
On 2033 completed lists
On 183 unfinished lists
On 250 custom lists

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Shaman King -Flowers- Sequel Manga to Launch in April 2139 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes ago
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bad ending..   
Rating: N/A
by pixiedust0
July 18th, 2007, 6:00pm
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the only reason it had a horrible ending cuz the popularity in shaman king had declined or sumthing (look it up on wikipedia)

"In November of 2004, Shaman King was canceled by Weekly Shonen Jump. Shaman King was let go due to declining popularity in Jump's fan polls (indicated by their willingness to release the final completed manga volume (Vol. 32) if there was a great enough fan response).[1] This cancellation was untimely given that the series was nearing its end.[2] Release of the final volume had been suspended indefinitely, but was released in spring of 2006.[3]

Volume 32 ends with Yoh going to sleep to prepare for the final battle with Hao; the final page is viewed as Manta's dream, which features Hao as a princess with Yoh and his friends on their way to rescue "her". The reason for that is because Anna was speaking to Manta as if Hao was the person in need of rescue. The page contains the words "Owari" ("The End") and next to that, in front of Horohoro's sword, is a mandarin orange, also called "mikan" which is the Japanese word for "incomplete"."
(from wikipedia)

so the author had to finish the whole series but it didnt turn out well

i wish the popularity hadnt dropped so the ending wouldve been better

other than the ending i luv the series
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my all time favorite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shanishan
December 30th, 2008, 2:00am
This Manga is one of my all time favorite because all the characters are really interesting. each one is unique and the story is good. What really hooks me in this Manga is the relationship of Yoh and Anna and the value it always instill throughout the whole series: TRUST. I'm just glad that after 10yrs of its serialization Hiroyuki Takei decided atlast to give it 's true ending which of course, us fans, have been waiting for this past years.

I'm definitely giving it a 10. ^_^v whatever the outcome of its ending is.
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Princess Hao   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by AmishSamurai
January 15th, 2009, 10:03pm
Remember this. If you ever want a way to say "I'm done, forget my fans", put the main villain in a princess dress on the last page of a cliffhanger ending. They'll love it.
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The best   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by spatel7
October 21st, 2007, 12:23pm
This manga was the BEST manga i have ever read (i read hundreds xD) in my point of view Yoh+Anna had the best personalities and the best eyes xD...
Some of the fight scenes were a bit long but the relationship between the characters and the story are great (all the characters)

Yes it isnt the most original, but the character's personalities and the way the author made the characters react to situations was pleasing
and the artwork towards the end is really nice.

Anna had the coolest personality ever
Yoh was just plain awesome (Hao waz too)
Together they are just amazing
They are opposites, but so alike

Note: Volumes 19+20 are nice for romance fans
the best romance ever created

I am a major shounen/romance/fantasy/adventure/action/supernatural fan but this series had it all

... Last updated on October 31st, 2007, 6:32pm
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Shamans <33   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by jo.chan
March 30th, 2007, 1:33pm
Such an amazing story that it seems as if it should go on forever... cute cute shamans and powerful friendship between them all... it's very SWEET <3 not to mention the humor throughout the whole thing

yet the thing that really bugs me is the ending.. just... didn't seem like it ended...very indefinite..

... Last updated on March 30th, 2007, 1:34pm
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 22nd, 2006, 7:34pm
[edit by mod: SPOILERS AHEAD!]

hi there.

i have to say, this is a fantastic manga, some of the best arts, history is superb and very well done like anyone other.
so why i give 0.

simply, the last 4 best and inevitable fights DO NOT EXISTE, the author simply don't made.

the final, is in a midle of the 4th final figth, i don't want to tell anything of the last chapter cause i dont want to tell how it ends, but at least you will cry, and will hate with all your be this author.

so if you want to se some of the best manga, read until the nunber 32, and imagine the last fights...(man imagine the figth yoh vs silver, the author simply dont made.)
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Rating: N/A
by awesome series
June 5th, 2006, 10:52pm
sk is a cool series! it's fun and recommended
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Enjoyable but not exceptional   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by azngenius95
August 8th, 2012, 11:30am
I had high expectations for this manga since I watched the anime as a child, and enjoyed it. I really liked Yoh's character: easy going, strong but not cocky.You come across many characters through the story and for me, it was somewhat difficult to keep track of all of them? That being said, I liked many of their personalities; Anna and Ryu especially (but I did not like Hao's [the antagonist] character that much). The mangaka is very thorough as the historical context and random tidbits of culture were researched (which I find very respectable).

The initial story was engaging but as it progressed, I got more and more bored. Of course it was still funny and nice throughout but rolling downhill. I felt that it was rushed at parts but too slow at others. To be honest, the ending was somewhat confusing for me (granted, I did skim much of the last few chapters)
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
However I did enjoy the zoom into the future which reveals Anna and Yoh's son among other things.

Definitely read Shaman King Kanzenban to get a more complete ending. The original was very abrupt and left me frustrated actually.
The ending message was nice but for me not satisfying. It is a good read; just not spectacular.

... Last updated on August 8th, 2012, 11:33am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Heirojero
December 10th, 2006, 4:32pm
This is really entertaining, and Anna and Yohs realation ship is just hilarious, in all its a good manga, not outstanding in any way, but still a good read.
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
June 12th, 2006, 10:35pm
Great series, but....not everything chapter is translated yet...or so I think....
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