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“Shaman King” and Numerous Other Anime Delayed Due to the Olympics

“Shaman King” and Numerous Other Anime Delayed Due to the Olympics

The Olympic games have finally begun in Tokyo and due to the broadcast of this sporting event, some anime like Shaman King will be affected.

The official website for the new television anime of Hiroyuki Takei’s Shaman King manga has announced that the 18th and 19th episodes of the anime have been delayed by two weeks.


This delay is due to the coverage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. It has been confirmed that the 18th episode will move from July 29 to August 12, and the 19th episode will move from August 5 to August 19. The website also stated that the timing is “subject to change”.

The Shaman King remake has been confirmed to run for 52 episodes  The anime premiered on April 1 and it is currently ongoing. It has been announced that Netflix will stream the anime worldwide on August 9.

The Shaman King remake will closely follow Hiroyuki Takei’s classic manga series. The original anime aired between 2001-2002 with 64 episodes, however, it had an original ending from the manga due to the manga hiatus and cancellation.

This anime reboot will adapt all 35 volumes of the manga’s new complete edition which Kodansha started publishing in print volumes in Japan last June. Kodansha describes the anime as follows:

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According to NHK’s Twitter account, the other anime that will be delayed due to the Olympics coverage are:

  • WASIMO (July 26-27, August 2-3)
  • Ojarumaru (July 28-30, August 4-6, September 1, September 3)
  • Nintama Rantaro (July 26-30, August 2-6, September 1, September 3)
  • Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō (July 27, August 3, August 31)
  • Uchū Nanchara Kotetsu-kun (July 28, August 4, August 25, September 1)
  • Major 2nd (July 28, August 4, August 25, September 1)
  • Butt Detective (July 24, July 31, August 7, August 28, September 4)
  • Motto! Majime ni Fumajime Kaiketsu Zorori (July 30, August 6, August 27, September 3)
  • Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun (August 28)
  • Love Live! Superstar!! (July 25, August 1, August 29)

Shaman King and these other anime will be back in two weeks.

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