Yoko Hikasa is set to play the main character, Yoh Asakura, who competes in a semi-millennial tournament to become the Shaman King.
Reprising their roles from the original 2001 anime show are Katsuyuki Konishi, Megumi Hayashibara, and Minami Takayama. They are returning as Amidamaru, Anna Ky?yama, and Hao Asakur, respectively.
Meanwhile, Joji Furute will direct the new series.
The “Shaman King” reboot is set to adapt all 35 volumes of the manga by Hiroyuki Takei, which was serialized in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump starting 1998 until it was cancelled in 2004. In 2008, the manga was reprinted under the title “Shaman King Kang Zeng Bang” which features the series’ “true end.”
When it was adapted into an anime in 2001, the show eventually deviated from the manga’s storyline. It was because chapters were still being serialized, resulting to a completely different conclusion.
This time around, the anime is going to be completely faithful to the original manga storyline.
The remake is scheduled to air beginning April next year.
It was first made into an anime in 2001. In the Philippines, it was first aired on GMA Network before being shown on the now-defunct ABS-CBN-owned anime channel, Hero TV.