Old and New Voices Bring Tao and Li to Life in the Shaman King Reboot TV Anime

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After being off the screen for nearly 20 years, the official Twitter account of Shaman King announced today that Michiko Neya will be reprising her role as Tao Jun for the upcoming TV anime reboot of the beloved classic series. Tao’s traveling undead buddy Li Pyron will be getting a new voice box when he returns from the dead for an April 2021 start on Japanese TV.





Lee Pyron will now be voiced by Tooru Sakurai (Imusa in Kuromukuro), replacing Nobutoshi Canna from the original 2001 series.  


Michiko Neya as Tao Jun

Shaman King


Tooru Sakurai as Li Pyron

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Shaman King will premiere in April 2021 on TV Tokyo and its affiliates over Japan. The reboot will be directed by Jouji Furuta (The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandment) at anime studio Bridge.


Sources: Comic NatalieShaman King on Twitter


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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