Though Yoh Asakura’s story may have ended nearly twenty years ago, his son Hana’s is just beginning, as Hiroyuki Takei’s Shaman King Flowers has officially announced its plans to bloom onto the small screen.
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Taking place 16 years after his father won the eponymous title at the end of the original series, Shaman King Flowers centers on Yoh and Ana Asakura’s delinquent son Hana (CV: Youko Hikasa – Arthur Pencilgon in Shangri-La Frontier) and his inherited Guardian Spirit Amidamaru (CV: Katsuyuki Konishi – Tengen Uzui in Kimetsu No Yaiba: Demon Slayer).
Spending his days living an average life filled with skipping school and gang fights, Hana’s life is soon turned on its head when his newly-met-fiancée Alumi Niumbirch (CV: Sumire Uesaka – Ranna Himawari in Rokudou no Onna-tachi) reveals that Hana’s name has been entered into the series’ Flower of Maize event.
Occurring when three or more of the eight individuals who have historically earned the title of ‘Shaman King’ find themselves dissatisfied with the role’s current representative, the event sees each former champion field their own team of select Shamans in a winner-take-all battle for the right to remain in power.
Unveiled to the series’ newly launched website on March 15th, the first trailer for Shaman King Flowers not only confirms the adaptations existence, but also teases viewers by introducing them to both Hana and Amidamaru.
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Alongside the trailer, the series’ production studio, Bridge, released their official character designs for Hana’s Flower of Maize teammates.
These include the aforementioned Alumi, who as the daughter of Silva, the Patch Tribe’s Ten Priest, inherited both his spirit and the Silver Arms, a unit of five guardian creatures whose spirits have been refined over half-a-millenia of time:
Yohane Asakura (CV: Shun Hiori – Kazuya Kinoshita in Rent a Girlfriend), the next head of the Asakura Branch who was exiled from the main family roughly 1,000 years ago:
The team’s Anti-Oni specialist and aspiring ‘Strongetst Man in the World’, Ibuki Gakko (CV: Michiko Kaiden – Dono in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners):
And Tao Men (CV: Romi Park – Hange Zoe in Attack on Titan), who despite being only seven-years-old is considered to be the team’s strongest member thanks to his ability to wield his parents’ own guardian ghosts, Bason and Shamash (of course, as a catch, he can only tap into their powers if he follows his parents’ ironclad ‘No Kill’ rule).
As per the series’ debut trailer, Shaman King Flowers is currently set to premiere in January 2024.
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