Kaiketsu Zorori

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Kaiketsu Zorori
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Zorori fighting a dragon to rescue Princess Elzie. Arthur is on the bottom left.
Novel series
Written byYutaka Hara
Published byPoplar Publishing
Original runNovember 1987 – present
Volumes69 (List of volumes)
Original video animation
Music byYutaka Hara
ReleasedNovember 28, 1989
Runtime15 minutes
Anime film
Kaiketsu Zorori: Mahōtsukai no Deshi / Daikaizoku no Takara Sagashi
Directed byYoshio Takeuchi
Produced byHibiki Ito
Music byYo Tsuji
Studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha
ReleasedJuly 17, 1993
Runtime28 minutes
Written byYutaka Hara
Illustrated byHiroki Kimura
Published byPoplar Publishing
MagazineComic BunBun
Demographic Kodomo , [1] shōnen
Original run20042009
Volumes10 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori
Tetsuo Miura (assistant)
Produced byTakashi Imai
Atsushi Hayashi
Masatoshi Fujii
Tokiko Ohara
Written byMayori Sekijima
Hiroshi Nishikiori
Kazuhiko Ikeguchi
Music by Kōhei Tanaka
StudioAmber Film Works
Ajia-do Animation Works
Original network TV Asahi
English network
Original run February 1, 2004 February 6, 2005
Episodes52 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori
Directed by Tsutomu Shibayama
StudioAjia-do Animation Works
Original network Mētele, TV Asahi, Animax, Kids Station, Disney XD Japan
English network
Hero TV (ABS-CBN), GMA 7, Cartoon Network
Original run February 13, 2005 January 28, 2007
Episodes97 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Motto! Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori
Directed byTakahide Ogata
Music by Kōhei Tanaka
StudioAjia-do Animation Works
Bandai Namco Pictures
Original network NHK E
Original run April 5, 2020 – present
Episodes46 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori: Nazo no Otakara Daisakusen
Directed byHajime Kamegaki
Written by Mari Okada
Music by Kōhei Tanaka
StudioAjia-do Animation Works
ReleasedMarch 11, 2006
Runtime53 minutes
Anime film
Kaiketsu Zorori: Da-da-da-daibōken!
Directed byTomoko Iwasaki
Written by Takeshi Mori
Music by Kōhei Tanaka
StudioAjia-do Animation Works
ReleasedDecember 22, 2012
Runtime82 minutes
Anime film
Kaiketsu Zorori: Mamoru ze! Kyōryū no Tamago
Directed byTomoko Iwasaki
StudioAjia-do Animation Works
ReleasedDecember 14, 2013
Runtime77 minutes
Anime film
Kaiketsu Zorori: Uchū no Yūsha-tachi
Directed byTomoko Iwasaki
Written byMari Okada, Akiko Waba, Keigo Koyanagi
StudioAjia-do Animation Works
Bandai Namco Pictures
ReleasedSeptember 12, 2015
Anime film
Kaiketsu Zorori: ZZ no Himitsu
Directed byMasaya Fujimori
Written by Reiko Yoshida
Music by Kōhei Tanaka
StudioAjia-do Animation Works
Bandai Namco Pictures
ReleasedNovember 22, 2017
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Kaiketsu Zorori (Japanese: かいけつゾロリ, "Incredible Zorori") is a Japanese children's book series created by Yutaka Hara and published by Poplar Publishing. The original books were also made into an OVA, animated feature-length films, anime, and comics.



Set in a parallel world inhabited by anthropomorphic animals (in their Earth's version of Japan), the story follows the protagonist, a fox named Zorori and his twin boar bandit apprentices Ishishi and Noshishi as they travel from place to place. The series debuted in 1987 with its first issue: Kaiketsu Zorori no Doragon Taiji (かいけつゾロリのドラゴンたいじ, "The Incredible Zorori, Dragon Slayer") and has published about two issues per year, totaling 60 issues as of December 2016. It was adapted into an anime series from February 1, 2004 to January 28, 2007. A Hong Kong produced English dubbed version by Red Angel Media aired on Cartoon Network Philippines on January 4, 2010.

Zorori was originally a villain for the series Hōrensō Man (ほうれんそうマン, "Spinach Man") written by Shiho Mitsushima, and when Hōrensō Man ended, Shiho Mitsushima understood the need to give it an independent spin-off. What both series shared in common was that the end of Hōrensō Man no Yūreijō (ほうれんそうマンのゆうれいじょう, "Spinach Man and the Haunted Castle") (depicts Zorori leaving on a journey to get a castle) ties in with the beginning of Kaiketsu Zorori no Doragon Taiji and Zorori's aspiration, "Zorori Castle Part 2" is established (It appears Part 1 came from the Zorori Castle in Hōrensō Man no Yūreijō). Another part is the reoccurring characters (Zorori Mama and Yōkai Gakkō no Sensei, and to some degree the debut of Sumire and Bokushi Robo) that were not given anything past trivial appearances. However, knowing the background story of the Hōrensō Man series is not needed to be able to enjoy the Zorori series.

Using clear patterns and lines, the characters would speak using speech bubbles more similar to comics than to picture books. The text and words would not use any difficult kanji or any furigana, instead using lower grade level words so that it can be read alone without needing any help. It also features excessive puns and it is because of this that puns saw a boom in use in elementary school students. In spite of it being called a well read elementary school "children's book", it has an array of farting, belching, and vulgar words that sometimes parents and guardians in the PTA demanded apologies for it. Whenever Zorori is in a desperate situation and it appears he'll reach his demise, a fake notice is posted advising to skip the next page due to gruesome violence (Of course this is all a joke. The next page just has him finding a way out of his predicament).

At the time of publication, The Zorori League (ゾロリーグ, Zororiigu) and Stupid Monster (ボケーットモンスター, Bokeetto Monsutaa) (a play on Pokémon) were very popular comedies, especially among Japanese comedians for its use of Japanese jokes.

Furthermore, the Spanish word for fox is "zorro", and the author intended for Kaiketsu Zorori to resemble Zorro.

List of volumes

The first Zorori book was released in November 1987 and has seen two releases per year ever since. The first 39 volumes have been used as source material for the anime, while volumes 40 and beyond are book only, due to being printed after the anime's cancellation.

No.TitleRelease dateISBN
01"Kaiketsu Zorori, the Dragon Slayer" (かいけつゾロリのドラゴンたいじ, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Doragon Taiji")November 1987 978-4-591-02654-0
02"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Terrifying Mansion" (かいけつゾロリのきょうふのやかた, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Kyōfu no Yakata")May 1988 978-4-591-03001-1
03"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Wizard's Apprentice" (かいけつゾロリのまほうつかいのでし, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Mahōtsukai no Deshi")November 1988 978-4-591-03005-9
04"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Great Pirates" (かいけつゾロリの大かいぞく, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Daikaizoku")May 1989 978-4-591-03015-8
05"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Ghost Ship" (かいけつゾロリのゆうれいせん, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Yūreisen")October 1989 978-4-591-03024-0
06"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Chocolate Castle" (かいけつゾロリのチョコレートじょう, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Chokorētojō")February 1990 978-4-591-03028-8
07"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Giant Dinosaur" (かいけつゾロリの大きょうりゅう, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Daikyōryū")August 1990 978-4-591-03035-6
08"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Terrifying Amusement Park" (かいけつゾロリのきょうふのゆうえんち, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Kyōfu no Yūenchi")February 1991 978-4-591-03043-1
09"Kaiketsu Zorori, I Love Mama" (かいけつゾロリのママだーいすき, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Mama Dāisuki")August 1991 978-4-591-03052-3
10"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Giant Monster" (かいけつゾロリの大かいじゅう, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Daikaijū")January 1992 978-4-591-03058-5
11"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Mysterious Aliens" (かいけつゾロリのなぞのうちゅうじん, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Nazo no Uchūjin")July 1992 978-4-591-03066-0
12"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Terrifying Presents" (かいけつゾロリのきょうふのプレゼント, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Kyōfu no Purezento")December 1992 978-4-591-03075-2
13"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Great Riddle Plan" (かいけつゾロリのなぞなぞ大さくせん, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Nazo Nazo Daisakusen")June 1993 978-4-591-03086-8
14"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Terrifying Soccer" (かいけつゾロリのきょうふのサッカー, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Kyōfu no Sakkā")December 1993 978-4-591-03095-0
15"Kaiketsu Zorori Arrested!!" (かいけつゾロリつかまる!!, "Kaiketsu Zorori Tsukamaru!!")July 1994 978-4-591-04400-1
16"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Mysterious Airplane" (かいけつゾロリとなぞのひこうき, "Kaiketsu Zorori to Nazo no Hikōki")November 1994 978-4-591-04623-4
17"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Great Ghost Plan" (かいけつゾロリのおばけ大さくせん, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Obake Daisakusen")June 1995 978-4-591-04801-6
18"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Great Ninja Plan" (かいけつゾロリのにんじゃ大さくせん, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Ninja Daisakusen")December 1995 978-4-591-04898-6
19"Kaiketsu Zorori Marries!?" (かいけつゾロリけっこんする!?, "Kaiketsu Zorori Kekkon Suru!?")July 1996 978-4-591-05132-0
20"Kaiketsu Zorori, Great Duel! Zorori Castle" (かいけつゾロリ 大けっとう!ゾロリじょう, "Kaiketsu Zorori Daikettō! Zororijō")December 1996 978-4-591-05232-7
21"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Terrifying Car Race" (かいけつゾロリのきょうふのカーレース, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Kyōfu no Kārēsu")July 1997 978-4-591-05433-8
22"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Great Terrifying Jump" (かいけつゾロリのきょうふの大ジャンプ, "Kaiketsu Zorori no "Kyōfu no Dai Janpu")December 1997 978-4-591-05521-2
23"Kaiketsu Zorori, a Rich Man" (かいけつゾロリの大金もち, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Oganemochi")July 1998 978-4-591-05743-8
24"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Close Call Video Game" (かいけつゾロリのテレビゲームききいっぱつ, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Terebi Gēmu Kikiippatsu")December 1998 978-4-591-05881-7
25"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Terrifying Treasure Hunt" (かいけつゾロリのきょうふの宝さがし, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Kyōfu no Takara Sagashi")July 1999 978-4-591-06133-6
26"Kaiketsu Zorori, the Earth's Final Day" (かいけつゾロリ ちきゅうさいごの日, "Kaiketsu Zorori Chikyū Saigo no Hi")December 1999 978-4-591-06235-7
27"Kaiketsu Zorori, the Detective Has Appeared" (かいけつゾロリのめいたんていとうじょう, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Meitantei Tōjō")July 2000 978-4-591-06503-7
28"Kaiketsu Zorori, Certain Death" (かいけつゾロリぜったいぜつめい, "Kaiketsu Zorori Zettai Zetsumei")December 2000 978-4-591-06641-6
29"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Terrifying Carnival" (かいけつゾロリのきょうふのカーニバル, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Kyōfu no Kānibaru")July 2001 978-4-591-06891-5
30"Kaiketsu Zorori, It's Hot! A Ramen Showdown" (かいけつゾロリ あついぜ!ラーメンたいけつ, "Kaiketsu Zorori Atsui ze! Rāmen Taiketsu")December 2001 978-4-591-07045-1
31"Kaiketsu Zorori, Heaven and Hell" (かいけつゾロリのてんごくとじごく, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Tengoku to Jigoku")July 2002 978-4-591-07308-7
32"Kaiketsu Zorori, a Trip to Hell" (かいけつゾロリのじごくりょこう, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Jigoku Ryokō")December 2002 978-4-591-07446-6
33"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Monster Major Leagues" (かいけつゾロリのようかい大リーグ, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Yōkai Dai Rīgu")July 2003 978-4-591-07774-0
34"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Mysterious Magical Girl" (かいけつゾロリとなぞのまほう少女, "Kaiketsu Zorori to Nazo no Mahōshōjo")November 2003 978-4-591-07928-7
35"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Magic Room" (かいけつゾロリとまほうのへや, "Kaiketsu Zorori to Mahō no Heya")July 2004 978-4-591-08191-4
36"Kaiketsu Zorori Can Be Eaten!!" (かいけつゾロリたべられる!!, "Kaiketsu Zorori Taberareru!!")December 2004 978-4-591-08365-9
37"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Great Thief" (かいけつゾロリの大どろぼう, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Ōdorobō")July 2005 978-4-591-08734-3
38"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Great Mysterious Treasure Plan First Part" (かいけつゾロリのなぞのおたから大さくせん 前編, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Nazo no Otakara Daisakusen Zenpen")December 2005 978-4-591-08975-0
39"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Great Mysterious Treasure Plan Later Part" (かいけつゾロリのなぞのおたから大さくせん 後編, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Nazo no Otakara Daisakusen Kōhen")March 2006 978-4-591-09184-5
40"Kaiketsu Zorori Will Protect It! The Dinosaur Egg" (かいけつゾロリ まもるぜ!きょうりゅうのたまご, "Kaiketsu Zorori Mamoru ze! Kyōryū no Tamago")December 2006 978-4-591-09512-6
41"Kaiketsu Zorori, Eat! Glutton Champion" (かいけつゾロリ たべるぜ!大ぐいせんしゅけん, "Kaiketsu Zorori Taberu ze! Ōgui Senshuken")July 2007 978-4-591-09836-3
42"Kaiketsu Zorori, Lose Weight! The Great Diet Plan" (かいけつゾロリ やせるぜ!ダイエット大さくせん, "Kaiketsu Zorori Yaseru ze! Daietto Daisakusen")December 2007 978-4-591-10014-1
43"Kaiketsu Zorori, Curry VS ESP" (かいけつゾロリ カレーVS.ちょうのうりょく, "Kaiketsu Zorori Karē VS. Chōnōryoku")June 2008 978-4-591-10396-8
44"Kaiketsu Zorori, Ishishi and Noshishi Are in a Big Pinch!!" (かいけつゾロリ イシシ・ノシシ大ピンチ!!, "Kaiketsu Zorori Ishishi, Noshishi Dai Pinchi!!")December 2008 978-4-591-10687-7
45"Kaiketsu Zorori, the Terrifying Super Express" (かいけつゾロリ きょうふのちょうとっきゅう, "Kaiketsu Zorori Kyōfu no Chōtokkyū")July 2009 978-4-591-11059-1
46"Kaiketsu Zorori, the Terrifying Monster Field Trip" (かいけつゾロリ きょうふのようかいえんそく, "Kaiketsu Zorori Kyōfu no Yōkai Ensoku")December 2009 978-4-591-11273-1
47"Kaiketsu Zorori's G-g-g-great Adventure! First Part" (かいけつゾロリのだ・だ・だ・だいぼうけん!前編, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Da-da-da-daibōken! Zenpen")July 2010 978-4-591-11951-8
48"Kaiketsu Zorori's G-g-g-great Adventure! Later Part" (かいけつゾロリのだ・だ・だ・だいぼうけん!後編, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Da-da-da-daibōken! Kōhen")December 2010 978-4-591-12200-6
49"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Nonsense TV Channel" (かいけつゾロリのはちゃめちゃテレビ局, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Hachamecha Terebi Kyoku")July 2011 978-4-591-12507-6
50"Kaiketsu Zorori, The Grooms-bride and Zorori Castle" (かいけつゾロリ はなよめとゾロリじょう, "Kaiketsu Zorori Hanayome to Zororijō")December 2011 978-4-591-12682-0
51"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Great Mecha Mecha Plan" (かいけつゾロリのメカメカ大さくせん, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Meka Meka Daisakusen")July 2012 978-4-591-12996-8
52"Kaiketsu Zorori, The Mysterious Spy and Chocolate" (かいけつゾロリ なぞのスパイとチョコレート, "Kaiketsu Zorori Nazo no Supai to Chokorēto")December 2012 978-4-591-13169-5
53"Kaiketsu Zorori, The Mysterious Spy and 100 Roses" (かいけつゾロリ なぞのスパイと100本のバラ, "Kaiketsu Zorori Nazo no Supai to 100-pon no Bara")July 2013 978-4-591-13512-9
54"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Magic Lamp" (かいけつゾロリのまほうのランプ~ッ, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Mahō no Ranpu")December 2013 978-4-591-13691-1
55"Kaiketsu Zorori, Find the Great Genie!!" (かいけつゾロリの大まじんをさがせ!!, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Daimajin wo Sagase!!")July 2014 978-4-591-14057-4
56"Kaiketsu Zorori in The Quiz King" (かいけつゾロリのクイズ王, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Kuizu Ō")December 2014 978-4-591-14233-2
57"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Monster Athletics Festival" (かいけつゾロリのようかい大うんどうかい, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Yōkai Daiundōkai")July 2015 978-4-591-14583-8
58"Disappeared!? Kaiketsu Zorori" (きえた!?かいけつゾロリ, "Kieta!? Kaiketsu Zorori")December 2015 978-4-591-14753-5
59"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Delicious Gold Medal" (かいけつゾロリのおいしい金メダル, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Oishii Kin Medaru")July 2016 978-4-591-15068-9
60"Kaiketsu Zorori, How to Become a Prince" (かいけつゾロリの王子さまになるほうほう, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Ōjisama ni Naru Hōhō")December 2016 978-4-591-15261-4
61"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Deep Sea Adventure" (かいけつゾロリのかいていたんけん, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Kaitei Tanken")July 2017 978-4-591-15492-2
62"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Journey to the Center of the Earth" (かいけつゾロリのちていたんけん, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Chitei Tanken")November 2017 978-4-591-15619-3
63"Kaiketsu Zorori, the Dragon Slayer 2" (かいけつゾロリのドラゴンたいじ2, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Doragon Taiji 2")July 2018 978-4-591-15916-3
64"Kaiketsu Zorori, the Great Robot Plan" (かいけつゾロリ ロボット大さくせん, "Kaiketsu Zorori Robotto Daisakusen")December 2018 978-4-591-16069-5
65"Kaiketsu Zorori, the Great Outer Space Plan" (かいけつゾロリ うちゅう大さくせん, "Kaiketsu Zorori Uchū Daisakusen")July 2019 978-4-591-16325-2
66"Kaiketsu Zorori, a Star is Born" (かいけつゾロリ スターたんじょう, "Kaiketsu Zorori Sutā Tanjō")December 2019 978-4-591-16462-4
67"Kaiketsu Zorori, Find the Red Diamond!!" (かいけつゾロリのレッドダイヤをさがせ!!, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Reddo Daiya wo Sagase!!")June 2020 978-4-591-16683-3
68"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Terrifying Aliens" (かいけつゾロリきょうふのエイリアン, "Kaiketsu Zorori Kyōfu no Eirian")December 2020 978-4-591-16849-3
69"Kaiketsu Zorori and the Frightening Monster Festival" (かいけつゾロリのゾワゾワゾクゾクようかいまつり, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Zowa Zowa Zoku Zoku Yōkai Matsuri")July 2021 978-4-591-17053-3



Comic BunBun published 10 volumes of a manga series featuring Kaiketsu Zorori in famous fairy tales and folk tales. It was written by Yutaka Hara and illustrated by Hiroki Kimura.

No.TitleRelease dateISBN
01"Zorori in Urashima Taro" (ゾロリのうらしま太郎, "Zorori no Urashima Tarō")September 2004 978-4-591-08264-5
02"Zorori in Momotaro" (ゾロリのもも太郎, "Zorori no Momotarō")March 2005 978-4-591-08557-8
03"Zorori in Snow White" (ゾロリの白雪姫, "Zorori no Shirayuki-hime")September 2005 978-4-591-08644-5
04"Zorori in Princess Kaguya" (ゾロリのかぐや姫, "Zorori no Kaguya-hime")March 2006 978-4-591-09010-7
05"Zorori in Little Red Riding Hood" (ゾロリの赤ずきん, "Zorori no Akazukin")September 2006 978-4-591-09430-3
06"Zorori in The Rolling Rice Ball" (ゾロリのおむすびころりん, "Zorori no Omusubi Kororin")March 2007 978-4-591-09738-0
07"Kaiketsu Zorori in The Emperor's New Clothes" (かいけつゾロリのはだかの王さま, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Hadaka no Ōsama")December 2007 978-4-591-10031-8
08"Kaiketsu Zorori in Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" (かいけつゾロリのアラジンと魔法のランプ, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Arajin to Mahō no Ranpu")July 2008 978-4-591-10421-7
09"Kaiketsu Zorori in Jack and the Beanstalk" (かいけつゾロリのジャックと豆の木, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Jakku to Mame no Ki")December 2008 978-4-591-10625-9
10"Kaiketsu Zorori in The Sleeping Beauty" (かいけつゾロリの眠りの森の姫, "Kaiketsu Zorori no Nemuri no Mori no Hime")June 2009 978-4-591-11027-0

Theme Songs

Kaiketsu Zorori

Opening Theme
Ending Themes

Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori

Opening Themes
Ending Themes

Motto! Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori

Opening Theme
Ending Themes

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<i>The Burning Wild Man</i> Media franchise

The Burning Wild Man, known in Japanese as Moeru! Onii-san is a manga created by Tadashi Satō. It ran in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1987 to 1991 with 19 volumes. It was later adapted into an anime series by Studio Pierrot. The 24 episode series aired on Nippon Television from March 1988 to September 1988.

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<i>Pop Team Epic</i> Surreal comedy webcomic and digital manga series

Pop Team Epic, also known as Poptepipic, is a Japanese four-panel surreal comedy webcomic and digital manga series written and illustrated by Bkub Okawa, which started serialization on Takeshobo's Manga Life Win website in August 2014. Takeshobo has released three volumes in Japan. The manga is licensed in North America by Vertical.

<i>Shaman King</i> (2021 TV series) Wikipedia list article

The 2021 Shaman King anime series is based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Takei. At Otakon 2015, former Madhouse president and then MAPPA president, Masao Maruyama, expressed his desire to work on a reboot of Shaman King. In February 2017, while answering a fan's question, Takei revealed on his official Twitter that he received an offer for an anime reboot of Shaman King, but he turned the offer down because he was told that the new anime would not be able to use the first anime's voice actors and soundtrack music, although Takei hoped for another chance in the future. In June 2020, a new anime television series was announced that would adapt the 35 volumes of the new complete manga edition.


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