The initial trailer and supplementary cast members were unveiled on Tuesday via the official website of Shaman King Flowers.
This marks the continuation of Hiroyuki Takei’s Shaman King manga, following the recent television anime adaptation.
The newly announced cast includes:
- Ami Koshimizu as Luca Asakura
- Kentaro Ito as Daikyо̄ Oboro
- Kenta Miyake as Ryūji Ichihara
- Chihiro Ueda as Namaha
- Nana Mizuki as Tamao Tamamura
- Takumu Miyazono as Ponchi
- Noriaki Kanze as Konchi
- Masahiko Tanaka as Ryūnosuke Umemiya
- Wataru Takagi as Tokagerō
- Yōko Hikasa as Hana Asakura
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Amidamaru
- Sumire Uesaka as Alumi Niumbirch
- Shun Horie as Yohane Asakura
- Michiko Kaiden as Gakko Ibuki
- Romi Park as Tao Men
The upcoming anime is set to debut in January 2024. Returning from the previous installment, Takeshi Furuta, known for directing “Utano☆Princesama Legend Star,” will once again take the helm as the director, this time at Bridge studio. Shoji Yonemura retains his role as the series scriptwriter. Meanwhile, character design duties will see a change, with Mayuko Yamamoto stepping in to succeed Satohiko Sano.
Other staff members include:
- Music: Yuki Hayashi (2021’s Shaman King, My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, Gundam Build Fighters)
- Prop Design: Yuji Shibata
- Art Director/Art Design: Jin’ya Kimura
- Over Soul Design: Toshiumi Iizumi, Satoshi Mutsuda
- Color Key Artist: Natsuko Otsuka
- Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto
- Compositing Director of Photography: Teruyuki Kawase
- Music Production: King Records
- Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
In 2012, Takei introduced “Shaman King Flowers,” a sequel manga centered around Hana, within the pages of Jump X magazine. The narrative concluded in 2014, coinciding with the magazine’s final issue. Following a brief hiatus, Takei initiated “Shaman King The Super Star,” a spinoff, in 2017. Kodansha USA Publishing handles the English publication of both manga series.
In April 2021, the highly anticipated new “Shaman King” anime made its debut, captivating audiences. Subsequently, in August 2022, Netflix commenced global streaming of the anime series. This much-awaited adaptation comprised 52 episodes, each contributing to the engaging storyline.
The anime faithfully adapted all 35 volumes of the original manga’s comprehensive edition, which began its print run in Japan in June 2020 courtesy of Kodansha. Notably, the initial anime adaptation of the manga premiered back in 2001, marking a significant chapter in the franchise’s history.