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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 prize…


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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 (763 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.76 / 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 #746 increased(+324)
Monthly Pos #1545 decreased(-75)
3 Month Pos #1668 increased(+130)
6 Month Pos #2028 decreased(-13)

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On 984 reading lists
On 460 wish lists
On 1910 completed lists
On 172 unfinished lists
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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)
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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: N/A
by slouchking
February 6th, 2012, 10:59am
It started off pretty good,and i enjoyed reading it. But then it started falling apart near the end, the last couple volumes seemed really messy, and it caused me to stop caring about the characters. Could've been good but felt messy and rushed at the end.
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good ending   
Rating: N/A
by ruidechen123
January 26th, 2012, 6:01pm
this is the only manga with actual open ended ending and i think this manga deserves a lot more than it's getting right now, and for haters, i'm pretty sure u haven't read the real ending , so stop hating biggrin
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Worthwhile, I suppose   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by fauxsimplicity
May 20th, 2011, 10:16pm
I have mixed feelings towards Shaman King. When I first started reading manga, it was one of the first I started reading and following intently, though, for one reason or another, I got distracted about halfway through the series and had to put off reading it. I finally went back to it and finished, and I have to say it left something to be desired. I'm not really going to comment further, I feel about the same as everyone else who was let down by it, but it is pretty solid overall.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Stella Nox Fleuret
May 2nd, 2011, 5:24am
The first arc was pretty good. Although it had the common cliches, it was enjoyable. I actually liked the female lead too, Anna; She wasn't a weakly girl like Kyoko from KHR or Orihime from Bleach. Anyways, we see Yoh getting a lot of enemies/rivals on this arc like Ren or Faust.

And then, seriously... In the second arc, all of those enemies/rivals become Yoh's allies. For example, the dangerous Faust that was about to kill Manta in the first arc, in the second is a silly guy doing stupid things. And so Ren, he is most likely like a tsundere. And all of Yoh's friends are acting all stupid, so I could not take the manga seriously anymore. Besides Anna, all the other characters were ruined.
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very poor   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by kv5810
June 3rd, 2010, 4:44am
The manga was good at the beginning but drags towards the end. Also I'm quite dissapointed about how the main character foryuko was lower than some of his other teamates
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what could've been...   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by shizoku
September 6th, 2009, 3:20pm
When this manga finally got into its plot it seemed to have the potential to be a great manga. There were some good characters like Bokutou no Ryu and Hao whose mystery was always enticing. However, the further it got dragged out the more ends were left untied and the new ending was rushed and lax. Shaman King is a manga that talked but never delivered.
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a good read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ravortor
August 23rd, 2009, 3:50pm
shaman king is one of my fav manga ever. the characters are interesting and the plot the art is also good
i read the last chapter 300 with the real ending and it was great in my opinion
i recommend this manga to anyone who likes shonen manga
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worse and worse   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mastertek
August 3rd, 2009, 5:52am
the story gets worse and worse, character design is random as ever, protagonist now gets absolute power and confidence while his surrounding support characters get weaker and weaker, and battle ends even before i could realize what's happened. Most significantly, the creation of the character ChocoLove and its irrational events are a big fat flaws.

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2009, 5:56am
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a few things bugged me...   
Rating: N/A
by mangafan321
June 14th, 2009, 1:23pm
i know that Anna loves Yoh but she seems so willingly to place him in danger. she is willing to sacrifice him just so he can become shaman king, is the power more important to her, than Yoh's safety?? plus, i hate how all these murderers become nice people who love to joke around and have fun. it would be more believable to see someone try to change and make the effort. but the fact that someone can become a murderer and steal lives and then be happy and normal confuses me. plus, the tournament is ridiculous, why in the world would the "great spirit" want a murderer to use his powers?? the tournaments should be watched over more closely and anyone who takes a life should be disqualified...

... Last updated on June 14th, 2009, 1:24pm
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