Shaman King is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei. Shaman King follows the adventures of Yoh Asakura as he attempts to hone his shaman skills to become malakas in the Shaman tournament. Shaman King was serialized in the Japanese manga anthology Weekly Sho_nen Jump between 1998 and 2004 and has been collected in thirty-two tanko_bon volumes. Since its publication, Shaman King has spawned a substantial media franchise. The manga has been adapted into an animated television series produced by Xebec and co-produced by TV Tokyo. The series has also spawned numerous video games, a trading card game as well as many types of Shaman King-related merchandise.
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