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Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*




Welcome ghosts and ghouls to the most spiritual thread on SA, the Shaman King thread! After jesus what is it more than 15 years we're back! In Brotherhood form! That's right, this series is going to get the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood treatment by Bridge. Original Shaman King had an anime only ending (and a surprisingly quality 4Kids dub), and this one will have the real ending from the manga.

PLOT
Shaman King takes place in a world where ghosts are 100% real, and only shaman can communicate with them. What is a shaman? Well, it's anyone that can connect with and/or manipulate a particular spirit or sets of spirits. This can be anything from being possessed by a ghost and letting them control your actions to controlling a reanimated corpse to do your bidding. In this world all spiritual traditions are 100% real. Shaman? Real. Necromancy? Real. Talking to ghosts via spirit box and having them scratch your back in groups of 3? Not in the series, but probably still exists

The plot is centered around the Shaman King, a mythical person who connects with the Great Spirit and is a major force for change in the world. It's been 500 years since the last Shaman King was crowned. Who will be the new one?

Characters
Yoh Asakura


Your average 13 year old kid. Destined to be the next Shaman King. Likes to chill. Really good at cheating on tests.

Amidamaru-


Legendary samurai, and Yoh's #1 ghost bro. Has an strong sense of honor. Does not understand the youth of today.

Morty "Manta" Oyamada


Small, scared brain boy. Can see ghosts. Yoh's best friend. His dad is an rear end in a top hat. Hates skeletons.

Anna Kyouyama


Yoh's fiance. Trained to be the greatest spirit medium in the world. Tired of your bullshit. Once crushed a tanooki's balls with her bare hands.

Conclusion
I'm super hype for this show. I never thought Shaman King got the respect it deserved for how great it was, even from the manga's editors. To me, this and One Piece are the premier shonen battle manga of the 2000s. I truly hope that this show inspires more love for the series and Hiroyuki Takei in general, considering how the editors hosed with him.

The show premiers April 1st in Japan and has been licensed by Netflix for international distribution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV8RZrZskdk


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kirtar
Sep 11, 2011


this is definitely going on my watch list for spring season.

Plutonis
Mar 25, 2011


How is the manga going on because the sequels with the children of yoh and company keep getting axed after a dozen chapters

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


Plutonis posted:

How is the manga going on because the sequels with the children of yoh and company keep getting axed after a dozen chapters

the latest shaman king spinoff got announced for an international release off the projected popularity of the new anime

so i guess that's how it's gonna keep going?

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Is the manga sequel still going on/any good?

Also considering this is going to be on Netflix/pretty long given the manga, Iím curious how this is going to be released (maybe in batches of like 12-13 episodes at a time or something).

As for the remake, the new Yoh sounds ok now that Iíve heard a bit more of her. I canít tell though, does Horohoro have a new VA as well?

Kind of curious if weíre going to get a new dub for this as well (and if so, if any of the 4Kids actors would be able to reprise their roles)

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


Larryb posted:

Is the manga sequel still going on/any good?

Also considering this is going to be on Netflix/pretty long given the manga, Iím curious how this is going to be released (maybe in batches of like 12-13 episodes at a time or something).

As for the remake, the new Yoh sounds ok now that Iíve heard a bit more of her. I canít tell though, does Horohoro have a new VA as well?

Kind of curious if weíre going to get a new dub for this as well (and if so, if any of the 4Kids actors would be able to reprise their roles)

horohoro is the same guy

in my head i still call him trey racer sometimes

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Edit: Nevermind

Larryb fucked around with this message at 18:16 on Mar 4, 2021

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


Larryb posted:

Girl actually, I think heís voiced by the same woman who plays Naruto (but Iím not 100% sure on that)

He sounds pretty male.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV8RZrZskdk#t=45s

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010




Huh, nevermind. Heís voiced by Yuji Ueda apparently

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


happy shaman king eve everyone

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Smoking Crow posted:

happy shaman king eve everyone

Though if itís going up on Netflix like has been said, we probably wonít see it until a little while after release (unless someone fansubs it that is)

On another note, is the manga sequel still going/any good?

Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
LOWTAX'S SPINE FUND



While we wait, we have the opening and it's full of references to the original openings, that's very cute. It's also hyper spoilery, which is not an issue for most in this thread I imagine but will definitely be for anyone who hasn't seen the original series or read the manga. I don't think we should have the full team shown in the first episode!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emrOpnSCYao

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Blaze Dragon posted:

While we wait, we have the opening and it's full of references to the original openings, that's very cute. It's also hyper spoilery, which is not an issue for most in this thread I imagine but will definitely be for anyone who hasn't seen the original series or read the manga. I don't think we should have the full team shown in the first episode!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emrOpnSCYao

Plus given the length of the manga this show is going to last a good while. As such, Iím not sure why they decided to shove nearly everything into the first OP.

Chicoloveís design looks far less racist at least.

Larryb fucked around with this message at 17:45 on Apr 1, 2021

AtheistMantis
Oct 5, 2014


Blaze Dragon posted:

While we wait, we have the opening and it's full of references to the original openings, that's very cute. It's also hyper spoilery, which is not an issue for most in this thread I imagine but will definitely be for anyone who hasn't seen the original series or read the manga. I don't think we should have the full team shown in the first episode!


Larryb posted:

Plus given the length of the manga this show is going to last a good while. As such, I’m not sure why they decided to shove nearly everything into the first OP.

Chicolove’s design looks far less racist at least.

It's just like the first op to fullmetal alchemist brotherhood. It shows you all the characters you know and love, even ones that won't show up for a while but nothing past the point where the manga divurges.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Well somebody must have fansubbed it because the first episode of the Shaman King reboot is out now (I havenít actually watched it yet, I just found it on one of the streaming sites I frequent a little bit ago).

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



It's a rough speedsub with no intent yet to do the whole thing.

Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
LOWTAX'S SPINE FUND



Waffleman_ posted:

It's a rough speedsub with no intent yet to do the whole thing.

It's a pretty decent speedsub though. Some weirdly written/gramatically incorrect lines and one pretty obvious mistranslation (Amidamaru says he will run away, then says he can't run away - because the first line was him telling Mosuke he should run away) but overall quite readable. I'd still wait for official subs though.

The episode itself was fine. Animation was nothing special, though I imagine they're waiting for Ren's fight to properly show some cool cuts. Art was consistently pretty, and hopefully will remain on that level. The adaptation itself seems fine, I feared it may be rushed but honestly it may just be that the original anime was paced much slower and my brain's confusing anime and manga.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Though since apparently the show is going to be on Netflix and as far as I know they usually donít put shows up one episode at a time (or without a dub option) itíll probably be a while before we get anything official so this is better than nothing at least.

Also, howís Yohís new VA? I assume Manta and Amidamaru are still played by the same people as the original?

I also hope they donít rush through the beginning few arcs like FMA: Brotherhood did.

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



Amidamaru is real and strong and he is my friend.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



I forget, was the flashback at the very beginning from the manga or was it something the anime added?

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



Real big fan of how lucid Keiko was while ostensibly still in the middle of labor.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Finally got around to watching this. Seems decent enough and Yohís new VA is better than the previews made it seem.

Out of curiosity, were Manta, Amidamaru, and Ryuu still played by the same actors from the first anime (I know Megumi Hayashibara will eventually be returning as Anna at least)?

Wark Say
Feb 22, 2013

WELCOME TO THE DUNGEON

Larryb posted:

Finally got around to watching this. Seems decent enough and Yohís new VA is better than the previews made it seem.

Out of curiosity, were Manta, Amidamaru, and Ryuu still played by the same actors from the first anime?
Most of the cast uses their OG VA's, it's just like... maybe 2 or 3? of the main ensemble cast had changes. Just like how most of the Fate/Stay Night cast has not changed much in almost 15 years either aside from, like, 2 retired/dead voice actors.

And yeah, Yoko Hikasa (Yoh's new VA) is awesome. I think this is also like the first big role she has where she plays a boy?

Logicblade
Aug 13, 2014

Festival with your real* little sister!


Wark Say posted:

Most of the cast uses their OG VA's, it's just like... maybe 2 or 3? of the main ensemble cast had changes. Just like how most of the Fate/Stay Night cast has not changed much in almost 15 years either aside from, like, 2 retired/dead voice actors.

And yeah, Yoko Hikasa (Yoh's new VA) is awesome. I think this is also like the first big role she has where she plays a boy?

oh poo poo, that's why he sounded so familiar, it's Symphogear Maria.

Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
LOWTAX'S SPINE FUND



Larryb posted:

I forget, was the flashback at the very beginning from the manga or was it something the anime added?

It's from the manga, but it happened significantly later there. The anime's first episode shuffled a few things around, just as putting that at the beginning so the Hao plot is instantly set up, and moving Mosuke earlier to speed up Amidamaru joining Yoh.

Wark Say posted:

Most of the cast uses their OG VA's, it's just like... maybe 2 or 3? of the main ensemble cast had changes. Just like how most of the Fate/Stay Night cast has not changed much in almost 15 years either aside from, like, 2 retired/dead voice actors.

From what I've seen, of the confirmed VAs, literally only Yoh's has changed. Everyone else is the original. There's clearly a lot of effort to keep the feel of the original anime here, which I appreciate.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



The new Yoh is perfectly fine but out of curiosity, what happened to Yūko Satō? Did she retire a while back or something?

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


i watched episode 1

i love it

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Tossing a few elements from later chapters into the premiere was a neat choice as well. I just hope the first half of the series doesnít wind up as rushed as FMA:Brotherhood was (which sometimes crammed a few of the early manga arcs into just an episode or two)

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


it does make the series feel more cohesive

early shaman king has powerful "i dont know what the plot is yet" energy

Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
LOWTAX'S SPINE FUND



Smoking Crow posted:

it does make the series feel more cohesive

early shaman king has powerful "i dont know what the plot is yet" energy

Definitely. There's a few chapters about Yoh's random life with ghosts before the Shaman King tournament proper starts and defines the series from there on. I imagine those will get dropped or heavily condensed in favour of getting to the main plot quickly.

Wark Say
Feb 22, 2013

WELCOME TO THE DUNGEON

Larryb posted:

Tossing a few elements from later chapters into the premiere was a neat choice as well. I just hope the first half of the series doesnít wind up as rushed as FMA:Brotherhood was (which sometimes crammed a few of the early manga arcs into just an episode or two)
In Brotherhood it was a weird decision but also I feel it worked because people wanted to move from what the 2003 anime had already covered from the manga ASAP. Also FMA had the advantage that it was never really gone gone for long. A little less than a year after the anime finished, Conqueror of Shamballa came out and then we got about 6 OVA's or something in 2006 and then Brotherhood got announced like a year and a half later to start airing in early 2009. For a lot of peeps that might feel like too long of a period of time, but that's a fairly fast timeline for a reboot/remake as far as anime is concerned. Also people (re)discovered the series with the dub that came about a year after the OG broadcast ended which was decent-to-good and, like, people still consistently recommend the shows/movies to this day.

True, Shaman King has had spin-off/sequel manga up the wazoo. but as far as anime-only watchers? Even if you only followed the dub, it's been over 15 years. So I don't think anybody is in a rush with Shaman King, least of all the studio.

Wark Say fucked around with this message at 16:57 on Apr 3, 2021

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Speaking of which, are any of the Shaman King sequels still going/any good?

Wark Say
Feb 22, 2013

WELCOME TO THE DUNGEON

Gonna keep it vague because this is dealing with post-main series content and we just got through Episode 1, but if you liked the main series, you'll like most of the spin-off/sequels Takei has put out.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Wark Say posted:

Gonna keep it vague because this is dealing with post-main series content and we just got through Episode 1, but if you liked the main series, you'll like most of the spin-off/sequels Takei has put out.

Neat, are any of them still going on or are most of them over now?

Makes me wonder if weíre eventually going to get anime adaptions of those too.

Larryb fucked around with this message at 17:23 on Apr 3, 2021

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


there's one going on right now

it was actually cancelled (lol) but the magazine brought it back in anticipation of people who are watching the anime looking for more shaman king action (double lol)

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Whatís the proper reading order for the sequels? I know Flowers and Superstar go together at least.

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



Blaze Dragon posted:

Definitely. There's a few chapters about Yoh's random life with ghosts before the Shaman King tournament proper starts and defines the series from there on. I imagine those will get dropped or heavily condensed in favour of getting to the main plot quickly.

There's like two or three chapters dealing with one-off ghost stuff before that guy at the end of the episode pops in, so I could see that being a montage or something.

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012

*laughs at u*


i hope we get the ghost boxing match and the weird ghosts that do yoh's homework

Mix.
Jan 24, 2021

Huh? What?



I've seen on other sites people complaining that rearranging the events of the first episode 'removes vital character development' (lol) but its literally ep 1, it wouldnt surprise me if we still get some of the early stuff as background gags or short bits while they set up the cast, its not like any of it really matters that much timeline wise either. I feel like having the first episode be this way is good for people not familiar with the source material, because it gives a really solid initial grasp on what the meat of the series is like.

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Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



As I recall, Shaman King doesnít have much in the way of a major plot until the tournament starts (and maybe some stuff prior to that involving Renís family) so them switching some things around makes sense to me honestly.

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