On 17 September 2020, the upcoming remake of the all time favorite Shaman King revealed its latest promotional video. The anime is slated to premiere on April 2021, and will be produced by Bridge under the direction of Takeshi Furuta. The main casts and staff were also revealed.
The anime was based on the popular manga Shaman King written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei that has surpassed 35 million copies. The 35-volume manga was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump between June 1998 and August 2004. The Japanese version of the manga was formerly published by Shueisha and is now currently being published by Kodansha. An English version of the manga is currently being published by Kodansha USA.
The Cast and Production
Yōko Hikasa – Yoh Asakura
Katsuyuki Konishi – Amidamaru
Megumi Hayashibara – Anna Kyōyama
Minami Takayama – Hao Asakur
Director: Takeshi Furuta
Series Composition: Shouji Yonemura
Character Designer: Akihiko Sano
Music: Yuki Hayashi
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Animation Production: Bridge
You can watch the new promotional video here.
The first series of the anime consists of 64 episodes which were aired between 4 July 2001 and 25 September 2002 on TV Tokyo in Japan. On 12 June 2020, a remake of the anime was announced and its first promotional video was also released. Here is the comparison between the first series which aired on 2001 and the upcoming remake which will start its broadcast on 2021:
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!
Synopsis via Kodansha Comics