The official website for the Shaman King franchise has announced on Friday that the manga series will be getting a brand new television anime next year.
The anime reboot will adapt the “complete edition” of Hiroyuki Takei’s popular manga series, composed of 35 volumes, which is slated to premiere in April 2021.
Shaman King is a Japanese supernatural action manga series, written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei, which was originally published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from July 1998 to August 2004. The original serialization had published a total of 32 volumes.
In 2008, Japanese publisher Shueisha had serialized a “complete edition” of the manga series with additional chapters published in mid-2009, bringing the total volume of the series to 35.
The publisher then released Shaman King Zero, a one-volume prequel detailing backstories of the main characters, and Shaman King Flower, a sequel focusing on Hana Asakura, the son of Yoh Asakura and Anna Kyoyama.
The manga series was also published in English language by North American anime and manga licensor Viz Media.
Japanese publisher Kodansha has acquired the Shaman King intellectual property rights in Japan on December 2017, while its North American subsidiary Kodansha USA has acquired the English-language rights in July this year.
The Japanese publisher has published the manga with new artwork on digital format in 2018, which is being republished on print since June of this year.
An anime adaptation based on the Shaman King manga series was aired on Japanese television from July 2001 to September 2002, which has a total of 64 episodes.
The original anime series was first aired in the Philippines on GMA Network in May 2003, which has been rebroadcast several times throughout the years, with Philippine content licensor Telesuccess Productions responsible for distribution and Tagalog dubbing. The anime was last aired on the terrestrial channel in April 2016.
The anime series was also one of the titles aired on the Tagalog-dubbed anime channel HEROtv when it was launched in August 2005, which became part of the channel’s programming lineup for about two years. The channel has since gone off-air in February 2018.