Why did Shaman King get Cancelled?

Why did Shaman King get Cancelled? Anime

Shaman King” is a shonen manga serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1998 to 2004. It was a big hit that was also made into an anime, but there are rumors that it was censored.The following is a detailed explanation of the truth.

What is “Shaman King”? 

Shaman King ” is a shonen manga written by Hiroyuki Takei and is a fantasy filled with action scenes. Here are some spoilers for the synopsis. The main character — Asakura Yo, is a boy with the ability of a shaman. He has been training since childhood and aspires to become a Shaman King. Other unique characters include Amidamaru, a samurai ghost, and Anna Osoreyama, who has the ability of anitako. There is also Manta Oyamada, an ordinary human, who plays the role of a friend who watches over the struggles of Asakura Yo. One of the unique features of “Shaman King” is the appearance of mysterious place names and abilities from ancient Japan. Izumo and Mount Osorezan, as well as shamanistic powers and possession, create a unique atmosphere. Furthermore, the storyline of repeated battles to become the Shaman King is the royal road of shonen manga. 

The truth behind the “Censoring Shaman King ” was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1998 to 2004. Although the manga was so famous that it was adapted into an anime, there are accusations that it was censored. The reason why the serialization got terminated was because it ranked low on a survey in the magazine. The truth is that the author, Hiroyuki Takei, gave up on continuing the serialization because it did not qualify to the top of the list. However, in the last issue, there was an illustration of a mandarin orange on the last page. This illustration indicated that the tale was incomplete. In fact, the author addressed a letter to a radio show saying that he was dissatisfied with the conclusion of the serialization. Revival and transfer after the serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump ended, the complete version was published in two volumes in 2008. The 35 volumes of the book have been published since 1998 but the complete version with new drawings and corrections consists of 27 volumes. After that, the author Hiroyuki Takei changed the title to “SHAMAN KING” and moved to Kodansha. 

The complete 35-volume Kodansha edition can be read in an ebook format. SHAMAN KING Red Crimson” and “SHAMAN KING Marcos” were also published in Kodansha’s “Shonen Magazine Edge”. The spin-off “SHAMAN KING & a garden” was published in the shoujo manga magazine “Nakayoshi”, drawn by Kyo Suzawa. Other fan books and novelizations have also been published, and the work has deep-rooted popularity. The game has been distributed not just in Japan, but also internationally. A fantasy shonen manga with deep-rooted popularity Shaman King ” was condemned to end its serialization due to poor survey results in the magazine. However, it has been adapted into an anime and video game due to its popularity. Gaiden and spin-offs were released even after the series was transferred to Kodansha.