Shaman King (manga)

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In volume 5, when Yoh is waiting in the foreigners' cemetery for his opponent Faust VIII to arrive, several of the grave markers bear the name "Yuhsuke Takeyama" and the dates "1975-1999". This is probably a joke referring to Takeyama Yuusuke, manga-ka of the volleyball manga Kaiser Spike. This manga ran concurrently with Shaman King

in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump.

There are various video game system references. When Yoh first fights Faust, one of the tombstones reads, "BUY A DREAMCAST," while one of the Shamans in the tournament fought with an N64 strapped to his back and using the controller as a weapon.

Lee Bai Long, Jun Tao's ghost, is called a Jiang-si, and is a corpse controlled by a person. This is false, as Jiang-si is supposed to be Jiang-shi, and is Chinese for vampire. In Chinese folklore, jiang-shi (Chinese vampires) are much like their European counterpart. They are not a dead body that can be controlled. A dead body that can be controlled is called an inferi.

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