Shaman King anime is getting a sequel, as announced after the finale of the first season. An announcement video was revealed, along with a special “thank you” visual. The upcoming continuation is set to follow Anna’s son, Hana Asakura.
The “thank-you” visual comes in two editions. One depicts the characters, while the other shows them off in a grown-up version and serves as a sort of teaser for the upcoming sequel:
The format of the sequel has not been confirmed yet. The Shaman King anime is based on Hiroyuki Takei’s manga of the same name, which ran from 1998 to 2004. The first anime adaptation of the work was by studio XEBEC. It aired from 2001 to 2002 and had 64 episodes, but since it ended before the manga it never fully adapted the story.
A reboot by studio Bridge started airing in the spring of 2021 in Japan. The anime was a Netflix exclusive, so simulcast was not available. The reboot was directed by Joji Furuta and it fully adapted all 35 volumes of the manga in 52 episodes.
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Kodansha Comics licensed the manga in English and describes the plot as:
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!
Source: Official Shaman King Twitter
©Hiroyuki Takei, Kodansha/ SHAMAN KING Project., TV Tokyo