The BEST Episodes of Shaman King

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2019

Network: TV Tokyo

SHAMAN KING follows the adventures of a 13-year-old shaman and his teammate a samurai warrior spirit, who traverse the world fighting evil spirits and misguided shamans on their journey to be the next Shaman King.

Over Soul

#1 - Over Soul

Season 1 - Episode 13

To enter the Shaman Fight, Yoh must hit, at least once, the Shaman Fight priest Silva. The task is not easy, though, because Silva uses a different technique to fight with his guardian spirits.

star 8.78
23 votes
Pailong, Fists of Fury

#2 - Pailong, Fists of Fury

Season 1 - Episode 7

Freed from his enslavement, Pai-Long goes berserk and aimlessly attacks Yoh. To fight him, Anna summons the spirit of Pai-Long's late master, Shamon.

star 8.61
23 votes
Door of Babylon

#3 - Door of Babylon

Season 1 - Episode 56

The determination of the X-Laws, even in face of certain death, allows the Iron Maiden to recover and open the Gate of Babylon. However, their plan might bring exactly the opposite of what they were trying to achieve, when Hao takes advantage of their weakness.

star 8.54
13 votes
Soul Mata Cemetery

#4 - Soul Mata Cemetery

Season 1 - Episode 20

Yoh's tranquility of mind breaks Ren's resolve, and their fight comes to a draw. Realizing that his ways were wrong, Ren decides to fight his uncle, the source of all his hatred. It all goes downhill, though, when he and June are captured.

star 8.53
17 votes
Another Shaman

#5 - Another Shaman

Season 1 - Episode 3

Yoh is challenged to a fight by Ren Tao, an arrogant Shaman who believes Spirits are only tools.

star 8.45
22 votes
Shaman Fight

#6 - Shaman Fight

Season 1 - Episode 14

Yoh's first opponent in the Shaman Fight is HoroHoro, and things get awkward between them both when HoroHoro's younger sister and Anna seem to forget that "opponent" and "friend" are not antonyms.

star 8.42
19 votes
Bone Killers

#7 - Bone Killers

Season 1 - Episode 15

Yoh's second opponent is an eerie doctor called Faust VIII, who Silva believes to be an extremely dangerous man. This is proven to be true when the doctor kidnaps Manta.

star 8.40
20 votes
The Mysterious Asakura

#8 - The Mysterious Asakura

Season 1 - Episode 33

The story of Hao and the Asakura family is revealed when Yoh's grandfather asks Anna to take the book that contains Hao's teachings to Yoh. Meanwhile, Ashiru, one of Hao's followers, challenges the group to kill Yoh's friends, not knowing that the X-Laws are about to intervene in the fight.

star 8.36
14 votes
Faust Love

#9 - Faust Love

Season 1 - Episode 16

The fight against Faust continues. As the doctor harasses Manta, Yoh loses his calm and ends up in a disadvantageous position. Danger only increases when Faust summons the spirit of his late wife, Eliza.

star 8.35
20 votes
Waiting Samurai

#10 - Waiting Samurai

Season 1 - Episode 2

Yoh wants the spirit of Amidamaru, the devil samurai, to join him as his Main Spirit. Amidamaru is waiting for someone, though, and can't leave the cemetery. Yoh tries to find out who the samurai is waiting for, while Ryu of the Wooden Sword searches for revenge.

star 8.34
29 votes
The Legend of Seminoa

#11 - The Legend of Seminoa

Season 1 - Episode 38

Guided by Chocolove's information, the group reaches the house of Lilirara, a descendant from the warriors of the Seminoa tribe, who fought on the last Shaman Fight and know where the Patch Village is.

star 8.33
12 votes
Gate of Babylon

#12 - Gate of Babylon

Season 1 - Episode 55

Manta’s plan of cheering Ryu up turns upside down when he is kidnapped by the X-Laws, who want to lure Yoh into their trap, the Gate of Babylon. In his determination to be strong enough to help Yoh, Manta discovers something about his computer, and the X-Laws get in trouble when Hao intervenes in the fight.

star 8.33
12 votes
Shaman Life

#13 - Shaman Life

Season 1 - Episode 8

After witnessing Yoh's fight against Pai-Long, Ryu of the Wooden Sword decides that he wants to become a Shaman too. Meanwhile, Gei Yin, another Shaman under the Tao family, arrives from China to have a go against Yoh.

star 8.32
19 votes
Invulnerable En Tao

#14 - Invulnerable En Tao

Season 1 - Episode 24

The group of Shamans finally meets Ren's uncle, En Tao. Nonetheless, not even their best techniques seem to harm the enormous man; to defeat him, they need to figure out the secret behind his invulnerability.

star 8.31
16 votes
Spirit of Sword

#15 - Spirit of Sword

Season 1 - Episode 42

Ambushed by the X-Laws, Yoh and his friends must decide how they will take the knowledge that Yoh is Hao's twin. Meanwhile, Amidamaru's spirit evolves.

star 8.31
13 votes
Big Soul of the Two

#16 - Big Soul of the Two

Season 1 - Episode 19

Ren's conflicts and doubts about his way of life and his role on the Tao family are brought into arena when he and Yoh start the third fight.

star 8.27
15 votes
The Dead Spirit of Tao

#17 - The Dead Spirit of Tao

Season 1 - Episode 46

Ren's integrity is questioned when Gei Yin, who used to be under service of the Tao family, claims that he betrayed her and her family by forgetting the Tao family pride and leaving them all behind.

star 8.22
9 votes

#18 - Believe

Season 1 - Episode 21

Sneaking away from Yoh's house to rescue Ren, Yoh, Manta and HoroHoro meet a duo of Shaman singers, whose technique sends spirits to the other world.

star 8.21
14 votes
Rain that Falls in Spring

#19 - Rain that Falls in Spring

Season 1 - Episode 11

When Tokageroh kidnaps Manta and threatens to kill him with the Harusame, Amidamaru has to choose between the safety of his friends and the sword he values so much.

star 8.20
20 votes

#20 - Yoh

Season 1 - Episode 18

To improve his Shaman abilities, Yoh entered the Hole of Yomi, a place where there is no light and sound. Manta, Anna, Amidamaru and a girl called Tamao wait for him to come back. Meanwhile, Elly and Milly reach their location.

star 8.20
15 votes
Shaman Hunt

#21 - Shaman Hunt

Season 1 - Episode 51

The Fudou Myouou, an organization of monks who believe all spirits attached to Shamans are evil spirits, want to send Amidamaru to the other world. When the samurai starts to believe that he is indeed an evil spirit, Yoh has to remind him of their true relationship, and save Mosuke’s spirit and Manta’s body in the process.

star 8.20
10 votes
One More Push

#22 - One More Push

Season 1 - Episode 44

The Icemen group, who pride themselves on enduring the world's harshest temperatures, challenge Yoh to a fight, and only Yoh's true strength will make them see reason. Yoh win the match

star 8.17
12 votes
Bye Bye

#23 - Bye Bye

Season 1 - Episode 53

The Lily Five group is willing to face Hao, and Yoh is unsure of what to do: if it is their choice, is it okay to let them fight and die? Meanwhile, Ren tries to overcome his limits to face Yoh’s father.

star 8.17
12 votes
Flaming Angel

#24 - Flaming Angel

Season 1 - Episode 58

Yoh and Ren learn other, stronger ways of manifesting their Furyoku, and the X-Laws get ready for their last stand, as Lyserg finally discovers his true strength upon witnessing the sacrifice of his comrades.

star 8.13
8 votes
Explosive Over Souls

#25 - Explosive Over Souls

Season 1 - Episode 41

Under the eyes of Marco, Lyserg and Hao, Yoh and the others face the Flower Team a second time to test their new strength.

star 8.08
13 votes