Shaman King Mangaka refused an offer for remake of TV Anime

Takei Hiroyuki the original author/mangaka responsible for making the iconic “Shaman king” manga refused an offer for remake of the original TV Anime of Shaman king. The 44 year old mangaka revealed this news via his official twitter account while answering to a fan’s question.

Synopsis

A battle is about to begin in Tokyo: the Shaman Fight, a tournament held every five hundred years where shaman—those who can command spirits—confront each other in combat. The victor of this contest becomes the Shaman King and the only one who is able to contact and control the Great Spirit, allowing them to reshape the world as they please through its immense power.

During a late night walk, Manta Oyamada runs into his classmate, the carefree You Asakura, who invites him to come stargazing with some friends, who, to Manta’s horror, turn out to be ghosts from a local cemetery! However, the knowledge that Manta possesses—a rare sixth sense that allows Manta to see these spirits—endears the boy to You. So when You finds out that his new comrade has been beaten up by a local gang, he decides to avenge him with the help of Amidamaru, a samurai ghost whose tomb was broken by the gang leader.

Soon Manta uncovers more about the world of spirits, including the Shaman Fight, in which his new friend You aims to claim victory.

[Source – MyAnimeList]

Shaman king Anime remake offer details

A fan asked the mangaka about the remake of the anime and he gave the following reply :-

Shaman king charcters - Credits to Takei Hiroyuki
Shaman king charcters – Credits to Takei Hiroyuki

じつを言うと本格的なところまで再アニメ化の話はありましたが…前作の声優さんや楽曲が使用できないとのことで、お断りさせていただきました。またチャンスがあるといいですね

[Source Takei Hiroyuki Twitter]

This is the translation of the mangaka’s reply :-

To tell you the truth, i got the offer for reanimation of Shaman king anime. I declined it because it was impossible to use the voice actor and music of the previous work. I hope to have another chance.

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