Coming Soon: “Shaman King Flowers” on Netflix

April 16, 2024

Netflix will incorporate the anime “Shaman King Flowers” into its on-demand streaming platform. This sequel to the work created by Hiroyuki Takei will premiere in just a few days, this coming April 21, without confirming its available languages at the moment. The 13 episodes of the series were broadcast in simulcast through the Jonu Play platform of Jonu Media from February 13 to April 3.

Joji Furuta (The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments, Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom) took charge of the direction again for Studio Bridge, as he did with the 2021 series of “Shaman King.” Alongside him, Shoji Yonemura (Pokémon, Nami yo Kiite Kure) returned as the screenwriter, Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!) as the composer of the soundtrack, and Masafumi Mima as the sound director. Meanwhile, Mayuko Yamamoto (Saikyou Kamizmode!) replaced Satohiko Sano as the character designer.

Following, other members of the production team who also participated in “Shaman King Flowers”:

  • Toshiumi Iizumi and Satoshi Mutsuda as soul designers
  • Yuji Shibata as object designer
  • Jin’ya Kimura as art director
  • Natsuko Otsuka as color designer
  • Teruyuki Kawase as director of photography
  • Kumiko Sakamoto as editor

The “Shaman King” anime aired on Japanese television between 2021 and 2022, concluding with a total of 52 episodes. This series fully adapted Hiroyuki Takei‘s work and is available through the Netflix platform. Before this adaptation, “Shaman King” had another anime in 2001 produced by Studio Xebec, which had 64 episodes. Hiroyuki Takei published the “Shaman King Flowers” manga in the pages of the magazine Jump Kai between 2012 and 2014. The work was compiled by the publisher Shueisha into a total of six collected volumes.

Regarding the original “Shaman King” manga, it began its publication in 1998 in the Weekly Shônen Jump magazine. However, in 2004, the work ended abruptly with a total of 34 volumes. Later, it received a reprint in which a “true ending” to the story was shown. In December 2017, Kodansha acquired the rights to the “Shaman King” franchise after buying them from Shueisha, who owned them until then. Apart from “Shaman King” and “Shaman King Flowers,” Takei also worked on other projects within the franchise like “Shaman King Zero,” “Shaman King The Super Star,” “Shaman King: Red Crimson,” and “Shaman King: Marcos.”


Shaman King Flowers” is the sequel to the original series “Shaman King,” and focuses on Hana Asakura, the son of Yoh Asakura and Anna Kyoyama, the protagonists of the previous series. Hana, like his father, possesses shamanic abilities that allow him to communicate and merge with spirits. From a young age, he was rigorously trained by his mother to be a powerful shaman, although he would prefer to lead a quieter life away from spiritual conflicts. The plot kicks off with Hana leading a relatively normal life until his peace is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious group of shamans called the “Flowers of Maize,” who seem to have a connection with his family and a dark interest in his powers.

The story delves into the internal and external conflicts that Hana must face. Unlike Yoh, whose character was more relaxed and optimistic, Hana is more cynical and has a more volatile personality, creating conflicts both in his spiritual path and in his personal relationships. As the plot progresses, Hana learns more about his lineage and the duties that come with being part of the Asakura family. His father’s legacy weighs on him, and his shamanic powers seem to attract increasingly powerful and dangerous enemies, including old rivals of his father and new threats seeking to manipulate spiritual abilities for their own ends.

Throughout “Shaman King Flowers,” the development and growth of Hana as a shaman and as a person are central. The series explores themes of legacy, identity, and destiny, as Hana struggles to find his own path and decide the kind of shaman he wants to be. New characters are introduced, both allies and adversaries, each adding to the complexity of the narrative and the development of the shamanic world. The clashes between shamans are both physical and spiritual, using a mix of tactics and spiritual powers that expand the lore established in the original series. Through his battles and challenges, Hana seeks to honor his heritage while forging his own destiny, facing the question of what it truly means to be a shaman and whether he can avoid repeating the past’s mistakes.

Now, if you’re like us, a fan of the “Shaman King” saga, you’re sure to enjoy this new addition to the Netflix catalog. Now be good and head to the comments to share your opinion about this franchise, and even your favorite moments from previous installments. You know, we’ll be reading! 😉

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