Shaman King [Anime Series] (2003)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Anime, Fantasy Comedy, Supernatural Drama  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Created for Japanese television by Hiroyuki Takei, this half-hour anime series featured a 13-year-old schoolboy named Yoh Ashakura, who, unbeknownst to himself, was possessed by the spirit of Amidamaru, a 600-year-old Samurai warrior. Upon realizing that he had been anointed, Yoh embarked upon a globetrotting mission to fight evil and convince misguided Shamans to change their ways; the reward for these good works was the coveted title of Shaman King. Accompanying Yoh on his odyssey was his best friend Manta Oyamada (called Mortimer in the English-language version), who although he did not possess Shaman powers was able to "see" Yoh's inner self. In America, Shaman King premiered over the FOX network on August 30, 2003.