You get what you give.Asakura Yoh
Hello Kohais!!! It is I, AnimeReview Senpai back at it again with a fire review. Sorry, I’ve disappeared from this space, I have been super busy with my life and never really got a chance to reconnect with this space mentally and spiritually. But now I’m back stronger than ever and I’m committed to making 1 post per week!!!
Shaman King is about literally what the title says, the fight to become a shaman king. What is a shaman you may wonder? Pretty much someone who interacts with spirits and becomes a badass. I’m literally so happy they made a remake of this anime because I grew up loving this anime. Let’s get into it shall we?
First, we have the protagonist Asakura Yoh. If you look up aloof in the dictionary, you’ll probably see his picture there lol. Yoh is engaged to Anna, who’s pretty much a devil re-incarnate who will give you here special training from hell. Not to mention the infamous backhand that will destroy all men. You’ve got Manta who is like the only normie in the show but he’s from a rich family so it’s all goods lol.
Yoh has been able to see spirits all his life but it was a completely different case for Manta. Manta was a rich boy would was forced to study hard and become the successor of his father’s worldwide compnay. On his way back from night class he decided to take a short cut through the graveyard and that’s where he met up with Yoh who was star gazing. Next thing you know it, he ended up becoming friends with Yoh.
This show will take you down nostalgia lane and you’ll get to see the old faces of our beloved characters. I’m not going to spoil it for you guys but yes, Hao does end up becoming the Shaman King lol. But what is important it the friendship and adventure the team have together. It’s inspirational to see the growth of each individual character (not you Ren, you’re still short lol) and how they come together to face a common enemy. Even though they have their own convictions and ideas, going down different paths in what they believe in, they still respect each other as friends and I found that really beautiful.
I would highly recommend watching this 10/10 remake as the animations has improved for the better whilst still retaining the core qualities of humour, character development and action that we all love from the original anime. Can’t wait to see what the sequel has install for us with the limelight being on Yoh and Anna’s son, Asakura Hana.
Waifu Tao Jun, she’ll resurrect you any day ❤