The upcoming redux of Hiroyuki Takei‘s Shaman King received its first full promotional video on Wednesday, December 23rd. Aside from information about the cast and staff, the opening theme song was also revealed in this video.
The new cast members that have been announced are:
- Inuko Inuyama as Manta Oyamada
- Kousuke Takaguchi as Bason
- Romi Park as Tao Ren
- Masahiko Tanaka as Ryunosuke Umemiya
- Wataru Takagi as Tokagerō
All of these seiyu except for Kousuke Takaguchi are returning to reprise their original roles. It’s always pleasant to have a majority of returning cast members on revivals such as this!
The new staff members include:
- Prop Design: Yuji Shibata
- Art Director: Jin’ya Kimura
- Art Design: Masaaki Kawaguchi
- Color Design: Natsuko Otsuka
- Director of Photography: Teruyuki Kawase
- Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto
Shaman King will be premiering on TV Tokyo in April of 2021 and is set to be adapting the entirety of the manga’s 35 volume new edition, which is published by Kodansha. It is not yet known which streaming platform, if any, will be picking up the publishing rights to this show for Western viewers.
The provided description of this series according to Kodansha USA Publishing and Comixology Originals is as follows:
In the world of Shaman King, shamans possess mysterious powers that allow them to commune with gods, spirits, and even the dead…and Manta Oyamada’s about to learn all about them, because his class just welcomed a new transfer student: Yoh Asakura, a boy from way off in Izumo…and a shaman in training!
The original Shaman King anime debuted in 2001 and aired until 2004 when the series abruptly ended. Later on, the story was somewhat retconned in a 2009 reprinting of the manga intended on providing an official ending.
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