Shaman King: Flowers, the sequel to the 2021 anime reboot of Shaman King, has released its first trailer. The trailer, uploaded on the KING AMUSEMENT CREATIVE official YouTube channel, gives fans a glimpse of the upcoming anime series based on the manga by Hiroyuki Takei.
Trailer and Voice Cast, Entitled “Flowers Summons”
Shaman King: Flowers continues the story of the Asakura family and focuses on Hana Asakura, the 13-year-old son of Yoh and Anna Asakura. Hana is depicted as a rude and lazy kid who is bored with everyday life. However, his life takes a turn when members of the branch Asakura Family challenge him and his father for control of the main house.
The trailer also introduces the new and returning voice cast for Shaman King: Flowers. Yōko Hikasa voices Hana Asakura, Katsuyuki Konishi voices Amidamaru, Sumire Uesaka voices Alumi Niumbirch, Shun Horie voices Yohane Asakura, Michiko Kaiden voices Gakko Ibuki, and Romi Park voices Tao Men. New cast members include Kentaro Ito as Daikyо̄ Oboro, Kenta Miyake as Ryūji Ichihara, and Chihiro Ueda as Namaha. Returning cast members from the previous series include Nana Mizuki as Tamao Tamamura, Takumu Miyazono as Ponchi, Noriaki Kanze as Konchi, Masahiko Tanaka as Ryūnosuke Umemiya, and Wataru Takagi as Tokagerō.
Shaman King: Flowers will be animated by Studio Bridge, the same studio that produced the 2021 reboot. Takeshi Furuta will return as the director, and Shoji Yonemura will be in charge of series composition. The character design will be done by Mayuko Yamamoto, taking over from Satohiko Sano.
The original Shaman King manga followed the story of Yoh, a 13-year-old slacker who competes with other shamans in the Shaman Fight, a tournament held every 500 years. The winner of the tournament becomes the next Shaman King, ruling alongside the Great Spirit. The original anime series aired from 2001 to 2002 and was known for its 64 episodes. The 2021 reboot followed the manga more closely and ran for 52 episodes.
The finale of the 2021 series teased the announcement of Shaman King: Flowers and revealed the adult looks of the original cast. The 2021 series is available for streaming on Netflix, and the English language Blu-ray of the original series is available from Discotek Media.
Shaman King: Flowers is set to premiere in January 2024.