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muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



Once the Shaman Fight starts it feels like an almost completely different series. Manta basically vanishes from the story after spending the opening as the POV character and Yoh has to learn a completely new power set that's basically unconnected from what he was doing before.

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Ccs
Feb 25, 2011




I used to read Shaman King in Shonen Jump and liked it, but all the part I read are when they’re still in Japan. At some point I came across bootleg dvds from much later in the anime and was pretty mystified at who all these characters were and what the heck was happening (the unintelligible subtitles didn’t help.) the series really does change a ton.

Sub Harrison
May 2, 2013



Looking forward to this I read the first few volumes a long time ago up to where the tournament just begins and they get on the plane. Loved the first couple arcs against the evil samurai, the necromancer and the martial arts star. That first opening is lol for spoilers. I think I read almost 100 chapters and I still don't recognize every character shown.

pnumoman
Sep 26, 2008


I liked Shaman King way back when because while it did change dramatically once the tournament stuff starts, it pulls off both parts in interesting ways. Looking forward to this

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Episode 2 has been subbed now, looks like we’re jumping straight to Ren and Anna’s introduction

Also out of curiosity, does whoever’s fansubbing this have a website?

Larryb fucked around with this message at 18:29 on Apr 8, 2021

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011



RIP Soul Boxing

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Seems like this is going to be a slightly more abridged version of the manga since they seem to be shuffling some things around and cutting out the fluff (though in this episode Amidamaru still acts like he’s been Yoh’s partner for a while despite them just joining forces last week)

Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
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Can't say I'm exactly in love with this adaptation so far. I thought the lackluster animation last week was because it wasn't much of a fight and we'd get something better this week, but instead we got a lot of stock footage used in very blatant ways. The pacing feels rushed with the cuts they did, even if I understand why they'd want to get to the proper Shaman King Tournament as fast as possible.

I hope stuff gets better when we get there and we just have a weak start, because as it is, this is really not doing a lot for me. The trailers looked beautiful but the series is okay at best, consistent art but mediocre animation.

Larryb
Oct 5, 2010



Maybe it’s like FMA: Brotherhood where they’re trying to rush through the stuff the first anime already covered as quickly as possible so they can then take their time adapting the rest.

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Mix.
Jan 24, 2021

Huh? What?


Honestly I don't mind the animation being what it is this early in, it's not like anything is noticeably bad or broken (but, well, again, the bar's that low these days considering poo poo like EX-ARM lol), but yeah, I'm hoping once we've gotten introductions out of the way for the main crew they'll start to use the budget a bit more.

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