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Pick Your Favorite Shaman King Character From 376 Choices

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The official website for Shaman King's 20th anniversary wants to know which spirit user, or spirit itself, is your favorite character. The poll is extremely thorough, with over 350 characters to choose from, including style variations.

If Yoh Asakura is your favorite, you'll have to choose between Asakura in his spring school uniform, winter uniform, combat clothes, at four-years-old, and more for a total of 16 different variations.

The poll winners will be considered for appearing in the new comic and novels. Visitors can vote once per day until January 31.

Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga began in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1998. The series abruptly ended in 2004, although a reprinting of the manga revealed a "true ending" in 2009. Takei drew a series of short stories titled Shaman King 0 in Shueisha's Jump X magazine starting in November 2011, and published a sequel series titled Shaman King Flowers in the same magazine from 2012 to 2014.

Viz Media published the manga in English in the past, and it describes how the story began:

When he takes a shortcut through a cemetery, Manta Oyamada meets a strange kid with headphones — surrounded by ghosts. The kid is the teenage shaman Yoh Asakura. Tapping the supernatural swordfighting powers of samurai ghost Admidamaru, Yoh fights Bokuto no Ryu, a sword-wielding gang member. But an even more dangerous opponent is stalking Yoh and Manta — a Chinese shaman who wants to possess Amidamaru.

The manga's new arc will begin serializing in Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge this spring.

Source: Comic Natalie


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