Popular supernatural anime returns after a four year hiatus.
Filipino-language entertainment channel TeleAsia Filipino has announced that the channel will air the hit supernatural anime Shaman King next month.
The anime is set to air on Wednesday, May 01, airing Monday to Friday afternoons at 05:30pm with repeat telecasts on the next day at 11:30pm, 05:30am, and 11:30am, replacing Flame of Recca.
Asakura Yoh is a shaman, a person who communicates with ghosts. He enters the Shaman Fight, for whoever wins the tournament gets to commune with the Great Spirit, God . . . that and his fiance Anna wants to be the wife of the Shaman King. Helping him are his friends Manta, Horo Horo, Ryu, and his samurai ghost partner, Amidamaru.
Once every 500 years, there’s an event called the Shaman Fight, and whoever wins becomes the Shaman King and can use the most powerful spirits ever. Asakura Yoh comes to Tokyo to train and become the Shaman King. Accompanied by many friends, he defeats many enemies along and the way, and gets more friends.
Yoh is a young shaman, one who can see and communicate with spirits. Shaman’s also have another power,the ability to unify with spirits and use the spirit’s fighting skills. Yoh is training to become the Shaman King, strongest among all Shamans, a title won by winning the Grand Tournament that takes place every 500 years. Helping him are his best friend Morty, a short kid who can also see ghosts, Amidamaru, an old samurai and his spirit partner, and his fiance Ana, a spirit meduim and his trainer. However, another Shaman family is trying to keep Yoh out of the tournament. Along the way he meets a bunch of other misfit ghosts and wannabe Shamans. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Shaman King first premiered on terrestrial network GMA Channel 07 in May 2003, and was also aired on the defunct sister channel Qtv Channel 11 in July 2006. The anime is also one of the anime channel HEROtv’s pilot anime titles when the channel was launched in August 2005.
This will be the first time the anime series will air on Philippine television for about four (4) years, after HEROtv’s last airing in early 2009.
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