It seems that the 4th and final part of Shaman King season 1 is almost upon us. How do I know this? Well, because Netflix has recently unveiled an official trailer for this anime. Check it out below:

The Appearance of Hao?

Less than 40 seconds of the most cryptic and dramatic edginess you’ve ever seen.

Netflix Anime is proud to announce Shaman King season 1 part 4 with the trailer above on YouTube. This will be the last 13 episodes of the first season of this supernatural adventure anime, but it won’t be the last episodes period. In fact, there’s a sequel anime in the works, but let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, shall we? We still have this last part to watch before we get hyped for the sequel.

As for when we’ll get to see Shaman King season 1 part 4? Apparently, very soon. Specifically: May 26, 2022. As of this writing, that’s only 3 days away, so you won’t have long at all to wait before you can see the beginning of the end of Yoh Asakura’s ghostly adventures. As you might expect though, this anime will be a Netflix exclusive. If you want to watch this anime and see just what Hiroyuki Takei wanted it to be like, then you’re going to have to shell out cash for a paid subscription. With Netflix‘s recent jump in subscription prices, that’s a hard move to make. If you’re a fan of this anime or even the old version though, then this might be worth it.

Shaman King: Details

"Shaman King" season 1 part 4 key art.
Hao looks even more evil here than he did in the original anime.

The Shaman King on Netflix is an anime adaptation of the supernatural adventure manga of the same name by Hiroyuki Takei (Ultimo, Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai). As you might’ve guessed by my ramblings earlier though, this isn’t the first anime adaptation of Takei’s award-winning manga. There was another back in 2001 that lasted for 64 episodes. Anyone who grew up back then watching 4Kids TV (like me) is going to remember this anime and its English dub.

This current Shaman King anime is a reboot series. The difference between this one and the last is that it stays true to Hiroyuki Takei’s original manga. Apparently, the original anime series had to go with a different ending due to Takei going on a hiatus. Since he did finish the manga in 2004 though, the Netflix reboot is free to follow its plot.

As for what this Shaman King reboot anime is about? Well, Netflix has a short official synopsis for us. Check it out below:

“Medium Yoh Asakura enters a battle tournament held ever 500 years, competing with other shamans in a bid to become the all-powerful Shaman King.”

Source: Netflix Anime YouTube