The chapters of the Japanese manga series Shaman King were written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei. They were serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1998 to 2004. The series follows the story of Yoh Asakura, a shaman who enters into a worldwide tournament of shamans in which the winner would become the savior of the world.
The 285 chapters, identified as "Reincarnations," were collected into 32 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. The first volume was published on December 3, 1998, and volume 32 on January 5, 2005. The first 31 volumes were published once the serialization ended, but the publishing of volume 32 (meant to be published on December 3, 2004) was delayed as Shueisha reported they would only publish it if they receive evidence of demand from approximately 50,000 people. An anime adaptation of the series 64 episodes long was directed by Seiji Mizushima and developed by Xebec. The episodes first aired on TV Tokyo from July 4, 2001, to September 25, 2003.
During Jump Festa 2008, Shueisha announced a kanzenban reprint of the entire series. The series is called Shaman King Kanzen-Ban, or Perfect Edition. This release reprinted the entire series in 27 volumes, complete with new, clear image overlays on the covers, and concluding with an alternative ending. Without the original chapter 285, the kanzenban has sixteen additional chapters and 300 chapters in total. The first volume was published on March 3, 2008, and volume 27 was published on April 3, 2009. During late 2011, Takei started writing Shaman King Zero which is a one-volume prequel involving the main characters' backstories. A sequel titled Shaman King Flowers, focused on Yoh's son, Hana Asakura, started serialization in Shueisha's Jump Kai in April 2012.
Shaman King is licensed in North America by Viz Media for an English-language adaptation, with some chapters initially serialized in its Shonen Jump magazine. The series first appeared in Shonen Jump's third issue from 2003, and last in its September 2007 issue. Viz Media published also the Shaman King volumes: the first was published on September 3, 2003, and the last on January 4, 2011.
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