The official website for the new television anime for Hiroyuki Takei‘s Shaman King manga began streaming a new teaser promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The site and teaser also revealed the anime’s cast and staff members.
Joji Furuta (The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments, Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom, Double Decker! Doug & Kirill, ēlDLIVE) is directing the anime at Bridge (Fairy Tail, The Royal Tutor). Shoji Yonemura (Pokémon franchise, Wave, Listen to Me!) is in charge of the series scripts. Sachiko Sano (Heybot!, Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun, Talentless Nana) is designing the characters. Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!) is composing the music, with King Record as the music producer. Masafumi Mima is the audio director.
The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in April 2021 and will adapt all 35 volumes of the manga’s new complete edition, which Kodansha started publishing in print volumes in Japan on June 17. The first anime adaptation of the manga premiered in 2001.
Shaman King debuted 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. Viz Media published 32 volumes of the original Shaman King manga from 2003 to 2011, but it no longer holds the license to the manga. Shueisha originally held the rights to the manga in Japan.