History Manga / ShamanKing

18th Apr '16 8:48:55 AM Redkun
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Yoh Asakura is a BrilliantButLazy shaman who has bonded with [[OlderSidekick a samurai spirit named Amidamaru]]. Together with his best friend Manta Oyamada, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent with ''just'' enough power to see spirits, and his {{Tsundere}} "fiancée" Anna Kyouyama, Yoh dreams of becoming the Shaman King: TheChosenOne able to channel [[CrystalDragonJesus The Great Spirit]] and reshape the world however he or she sees fit. To do this, he must win the Shaman Fight, a once-in-a-lifetime competition between every shaman in the world.

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Yoh Asakura is a BrilliantButLazy shaman who has bonded with [[OlderSidekick a samurai spirit named Amidamaru]]. Together with his best friend Manta Oyamada, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent with ''just'' enough power to see spirits, and his {{Tsundere}} "fiancée" Anna Kyouyama, Yoh dreams of becoming the Shaman King: TheChosenOne able to channel [[CrystalDragonJesus The Great Spirit]] and reshape the world however he or she sees fit. To do this, he must win the Shaman Fight, a once-in-a-lifetime competition between every that will decide just who is the most powerful and worthy shaman in the world.
18th Apr '16 8:48:05 AM Redkun
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''Shaman King'' takes place in a world not unlike our own. Except in this world, some people can see spirits, and join with them to gain new powers.

The story focuses on Yoh Asakura, a [[BrilliantButLazy seemingly extremely lazy]] shaman who's partnered with the [[OlderSidekick samurai Amidamaru]]. Along the way, he meets up with Manta Oyamada (Morty in the dub), a studious and otherwise OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who can see ghosts, and who soon becomes Yoh's best friend; Tao Ren (Lenny), a Chinese PerpetualFrowner who was TheLancer in every way; Horohoro (Trey Racer), a snowboarder and ''the'' token Ainu; Ryu/Ryo, a delinquent turned Master of the Wooden Sword; Lyserg Diethel, who's looking for his family's killer; and Chocolove (Joco) [=McDonnell=], a reformed gangster who wants to save the world with stand-up comedy. And then there's Anna Kyouyama: Yoh's fiancee, a bit of an EducationMama, who [[{{Tsundere}} actually cares much more than she lets on]].

The team is participating in the Shaman Fight, in which shamans from around the world fight for the right to merge with the CrystalDragonJesus.

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In the world of ''Shaman King'' takes place in a world not unlike our own. Except in this world, some people King'', special humans possessing spiritual power act as mediums between the worlds of the living and the dead. With enough talent and training, these humans can see spirits, and join with them even channel a bonded soul to gain new powers.

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the powers and abilities it had in life, from legendary samurai to kung-fu masters.

Yoh Asakura, Asakura is a [[BrilliantButLazy seemingly extremely lazy]] BrilliantButLazy shaman who's partnered who has bonded with the [[OlderSidekick a samurai spirit named Amidamaru]]. Along the way, he meets up Together with his best friend Manta Oyamada (Morty in the dub), a studious and otherwise Oyamada, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who can with ''just'' enough power to see ghosts, spirits, and who soon becomes Yoh's best friend; Tao Ren (Lenny), a Chinese PerpetualFrowner who was TheLancer in every way; Horohoro (Trey Racer), a snowboarder his {{Tsundere}} "fiancée" Anna Kyouyama, Yoh dreams of becoming the Shaman King: TheChosenOne able to channel [[CrystalDragonJesus The Great Spirit]] and ''the'' token Ainu; Ryu/Ryo, a delinquent turned Master of the Wooden Sword; Lyserg Diethel, who's looking for his family's killer; and Chocolove (Joco) [=McDonnell=], a reformed gangster who wants to save reshape the world with stand-up comedy. And then there's Anna Kyouyama: Yoh's fiancee, a bit of an EducationMama, who [[{{Tsundere}} actually cares much more than however he or she lets on]].

The team is participating in
sees fit. To do this, he must win the Shaman Fight, a once-in-a-lifetime competition between every shaman in which shamans from around the world fight for the right to merge with the CrystalDragonJesus.
world.
24th Jan '16 11:17:52 AM Callid
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** Lyserg wants to kill Hao for murdering, both his mother and father.

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** Lyserg wants to kill Hao for murdering, murdering both his mother and father.
24th Jan '16 10:38:13 AM aye_amber
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** Lyserg wants to kill Hao for murdering both his mother and father.

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** Lyserg wants to kill Hao for murdering murdering, both his mother and father.
4th Jan '16 7:17:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: During the two-volume flashback to Yoh's past, we repeatedly see a number of kids playing with tops very... [[SeriousBusiness enthusiastically]]. The between-chapters character profiles explain who these kids are: they sound ''very'' much like they'd belong in a MerchandiseDriven SeriousBusiness anime [[{{Beyblade}} about tops]].

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: During the two-volume flashback to Yoh's past, we repeatedly see a number of kids playing with tops very... [[SeriousBusiness enthusiastically]]. The between-chapters character profiles explain who these kids are: they sound ''very'' much like they'd belong in a MerchandiseDriven SeriousBusiness anime [[{{Beyblade}} [[Anime/{{Beyblade}} about tops]].
8th Nov '15 4:51:55 PM nombretomado
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* CulturalCrossReference: Yes, Virginia, those two spirits ''are'' supposed to look like [[TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]].

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* CulturalCrossReference: Yes, Virginia, those two spirits ''are'' supposed to look like [[TheRenAndStimpyShow [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]].
8th Nov '15 3:28:16 PM Tuol
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* BrokenAesop: The story appears to have tried to argue for a balance between humans and nature and the innate goodness and worth in all living things despite their flaws, but breaks away from this rather quickly by having shamans make frequently hypocritical GreenAesop statements and constantly reminding readers about how useless {{Muggles}} are in the context of the story (by depicting all of them at best as too powerless to even help themselves and at worst as callous, greedy, self-centered, corrupt, or downright evil people).

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* BrokenAesop: The story appears to have tried to argue for a balance between humans and nature and the innate goodness and worth in all living things despite their flaws, but breaks away from this rather quickly by having shamans make frequently hypocritical GreenAesop statements and by constantly reminding readers about how useless {{Muggles}} are in the context of the story (by depicting all of them at best as too powerless to even help themselves and at worst as callous, greedy, self-centered, corrupt, or downright evil people).
8th Nov '15 3:26:50 PM Tuol
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* BrokenAesop: The story appears to have tried to argue for a balance between humans and nature and the innate goodness and worth in all living things despite their flaws, but breaks away from this rather quickly by having shamans make frequently hypocritical GreenAesop statements and constantly reminding readers about how useless {{Muggles}} are in the context of the story (by depicting all of them at best as too powerless to even help themselves and at worst as callous, greedy, self-centered, corrupt, or downright evil people).
2nd Sep '15 5:57:58 PM Tuol
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** [[spoiler:Unless they're needed to create a tragic backstory for a character readers have no reason to sympathize with yet. Then they stay dead.]]
27th Aug '15 4:25:29 AM Tuol
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* CerebusSyndrome: Initially a SliceOfLife ghost story, the show changed with the arrival of Tao Ren to become a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Shaman of the Week]] story, then changed again into a Tournament Arc which started the tone shifts towards DarkerAndEdgier with the possibility that AnyoneCanDie, with both antagonists and protagonists being given more backstory and exploration.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Initially a SliceOfLife ghost story, the show changed with the arrival of Tao Ren to become a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Shaman of the Week]] story, then changed again into a Tournament Arc TournamentArc which started the tone shifts towards DarkerAndEdgier with the possibility that AnyoneCanDie, with both antagonists and protagonists being given more backstory and exploration.


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* KnightOfCerebus: Tao Ren, whose arrival changed the tone of the story from SliceOfLife to a MonsterOfTheWeek TournamentArc.
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