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Shaman King, Vol. 8: The Road to the Tao Stronghold

(Shaman King #8)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  827 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Yoh and Ren's battle to qualify for the second round of the Shaman Fight comes to a dramatic conclusion no one ever expected. In the end, Yoh takes to the hot springs to recover and Ren returns home to China a changed shaman. After his experiences in Tokyo, Ren is determined to put an end to the Tao reign of terror.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 3rd 2006 by VIZ Media LLC (first published July 7th 2001)
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Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shaman King rated Teen and deals with death and spirits so if that bothers you then you might want to avoid this series (and seriously why not read reviews of earlier books than volume 8. I put these warning on pretty much every manga review. :) )

The battle between Yoh and Ren continues in this volume and we get to see who will move on but...what is this strange conclusion? If you are curious to find out who moves on in the shaman tournament be ready for a surprise. :)

The rocking Monks known as
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Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another great volume, again, Ren was great. :) I'm also starting to like Ryu now. xD Which is surprising, I didn't like him very much before.
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, mango-comix
I've forgotten to point this out the past couple volumes, but Takei has been hinting at Hao for a little while. As of Volume 8, his name has been dropped, and we've semi-officially had a major part of the manga's story set up.

Aside from that, this volume continues the fight against Tao Ren, ending in a manner not unlike Son Goku vs. Tenshinhan in Dragon Ball, with the "villain" learning how to be a good guy through battle with the hero. Further, we get deeper into the subplot about Ren's father,
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Hannah Belyea
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-only
As the dust settles and Yoh and Ren go their separate ways, the duo find that their battle has changed them for the better - and gives Ren the courage to face down his family! Takei dives into the deepest parts of family matter with this entry to the "Shaman King" series. If Ren is unable to fend off his family, being grounded will be the least of his problems!
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a little bit of a step down from volume 7. The Rocking Monks chapter was a little pointless in my opinion and those characters were irritating. We get to see who’s moving on in the tournament and a rescue mission is ordered for Ren. The series is progressing nicely.
Ame Lia
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Carino, i volumi hanno un ritmo che non lasciano annoiare chi lo legge. In questo numero i risvolti erano abbastanza imprevedibili. La mini storia che chiude il volume non è simpatica né carina.
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not a bad manga, just not my favorite. I enjoyed the anime more. This was enjoyable.
Ty Ridgway
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
great book, i recomend
Felix Chen
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Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amo este manga, es una lastima que salga tan caro para ser el tiempo que tardo en leerlos. $180 y no me dura la vuelta a casa :(
Mar 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mangas
La primera parte fue algo lenta y no muy interesante.
Se pone mucho mejor cuando Ren decide enfrentar a su padre
Ren and Yoh ended up at a draw in this last battle and they both advance into the next round. All of our silly contestants spend some quality time together and become friends- there is some much needed silliness that is added in this volume. We meet 2 new contenders for the title of Shaman King: Bóz. I wasn't a fan of these two characters but it did being back Ryu, who is now also fighting for Shaman King title. In the final issues, we find out that Ren has gone him to overthrow his father. He ...more
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excelente conclusion de batalla, buen inicio de arco
Scott Lee
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ren becomes an ally, and the actual Shaman Fight proper begins.
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Hiroyuki Takei (武井宏之 Takei Hiroyuki) is a Japanese manga artist, best known as the creator of the manga and anime Shaman King. His brother, Hirofumi Takei (武井宏文) is also a manga-ka.

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Shaman King (1 - 10 of 32 books)
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  • Shaman King, Vol. 2: Kung-Fu Master
  • Shaman King, Vol. 3: The Lizard Man
  • Shaman King, Vol. 4: The Over Soul
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  • Shaman King, Vol. 6: Road Trip to Izumo
  • Shaman King, Vol. 7: Clash at Mata Cemetery
  • Shaman King, Vol. 9: Voyage of the Shaman
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