The action manga bestseller returns, in 600-page editions featuring a remastered translation and new cover art by creator Hiroyuki Takei! Dive into the classic Shonen Jump adventure whose world of mystical spirits and bewitching battles inspired the classic anime.
This volume corresponds to Vol. 1-3 of the original release, featuring updated translation and lettering, back in print more than 20 years after its initial release!
HEIR TO THE THRONE
Shamans possess mysterious powers that allow them to commune with gods, spirits, and even the dead. High schooler Manta Oyamada doesn't know much about them, but that changes fast when his class welcomes a new transfer student from remote Izumo: Yoh Asakura, a shaman in training! Although he may just be starting out, Yoh’s dream is a big one: to become the Shaman King, the one and only shaman who may commune with the Great Spirit and help remake the world for the better. But the road to this pinnacle of spiritual power runs through the Shaman Fight: a gauntlet of battles with rival mediums who call forth dizzying powers from the world of the dead in their own bids for the crown. It’d be nice if Yoh had a little more time to train and mature...but the Shaman Fight is only held once every 500 years, so he’s going to have to grow up fast!
About the Author
After starting out as an assistant on the samurai manga Rurouni Kenshin, Hiroyuki Takei in 1998 created Shaman King, which would go on to become a smash hit Shonen Jump adventure with an anime adaptation broadcast on Fox. Its success led to three spinoff and sequel manga. His cited influences include Osamu Tezuka, Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy.