Yoh Asakura has spent years training for the Shaman Fight, an epic tournament to determine who will become the Shaman King and shape humanity’s future. Unfortunately for Yoh, every shaman in the world is vying for the same prize…
Unconventional author/artist Hiroyuki Takei
began his career by winning the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize (named after the famous artist of the same name). After working as an assistant to famed artist Nobuhiro Watsuki, Takei debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump
in 1997 with Butsu Zone
, an action series based on Buddhist mythology. His multicultural adventure manga Shaman King
, which debuted in 1998, became a hit and was adapted into an anime TV series. His series Ultimo
(Karakuridôji Ultimo) was serialized in the U.S. in Shonen Jump
. Takei lists Osamu Tezuka, American comics and robot anime among his many influences.