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  • Cash Cow Franchise: After the original manga cancellation, the series suddenly had a rise in popularity. Spin Offs, Prequels and Sequels have been spawning left and right, which served to make the KanZenBan (Ultimate Edition) reprint possible and give a proper ending to the manga. Yet more works have been born lately, and the recent Shaman King Zero says it best:
    Tag-line:"From being unfinished, to being super completed!"
    • Despite all of the above, the series has yet to get a reboot/remake anime adaptation in the same vein as Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood or Hunter × Hunter, but reruns of the original anime have been shown in Japan. In fact, in response to a question about this on Twitter, Takei responded that he did indeed receive the offer to do such a remake, but turned it down since they weren't able to get the original voice actors or soundtrack music.
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    • That is, until, until June 2020, when a teaser for a 2021 adaptation dropped.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Almost all the major teenage male characters (except Horohoro) are voiced by women. In some cases, it's pretty obvious.
  • Fake Brit: Ren and Jun both have British accents in the 4Kids dub. For some bizarre reason, Lyserg does not, even though unlike Ren and Jun (who are Chinese), he actually is British.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: An Uncut dual-language release of the series was planned, but as of August 2009, only 2 DVDs containing 3 episodes each were ever released before the project was cancelled. Outside of those releases, the rest of the series has never been on DVD in the U.S.A. Interestingly the show never even got a release of the edited anime making this doubly harsh.
  • Name's the Same: One of the BoZ Brothers is named Ryo Kamishiro in the anime. The name also matches another major character named Rio Kamishiro.
  • She's a Man in Japan: In the anime's English dub, Opacho was turned into a little boy. It's not easy to tell, since the VA is still female and his/her gender isn't mentioned often.
    • In Brazil, Hao became a woman until it was shown that he was male. They changed the gender back to male and acted like the initial gender change never happened.
      • The same dub also made Kororo a boy, and Goldva was changed into a guy as well... Even though she was still a woman in her first appearance.
    • In the Latin American dub, Goldva goes through a reverse of what happens in Brazil; she's played off as an elderly man in her first appearance and turned back into a woman after.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: In the original Japanese version, Anna, Manta, and Horohoro are Jessie, Meowth, and Wobbuffet/Brock.
  • The Wiki Rule: Shaman King Wiki.


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