The official website for the upcoming reboot TV anime based on Hiroyuki Takei’s Shaman King manga announced three additional voice cast members today, including Nana Mizuki, who will reprise her role as Tamao Tamamura. She played the extremely shy girl character and Horohoro’s spirit partner Kororo in the first TV anime in 2000-2001. The latter is newly played by Megumi Nakajima in the reboot.
In addition, Takumu Miyazono and Noriaki Kanze are newly cast as Ponchi and Conchi, fox spirits who are Tamao’s familiars. In the 2000-2001 anime, the two were voiced by Kenyu Horiuchi and Tsutomu Kashiwakura.
Mizuki explains the charm of the Shaman King series – “After all, I think it’s the personality of the protagonist, Yo! The protagonist of a battle manga is hot-blooded, but Yo, who goes a completely opposite way with a loose spirit of ‘I’ll figure it out,’ is full of charm that grabs you before you know it, regardless of whether you are his enemy or his friend. By relaxing his shoulders, he can absorb more things and push the limits. I’ve always been the type to be stubbornly enthusiastic, so I really admire him! (laughs)”
She also expresses her enthusiasm for playing the role of Tamao again – “I never thought I’d be playing Tamao for the first time in 20 years! I’m really surprised and thrilled! I will remember my initial feelings when I stood in front of the microphone trembling and desperately tried to play the role at the time, and I will do my best!”
— 『SHAMAN KING』プロジェクト公式 (@SHAMANKING_PR) January 20, 2021
The new Shaman King TV anime is set to premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in April 2021.
New key visual:
©Hiroyuki Takei, Kodansha/SHAMAN KING Project, TV Tokyo
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