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Shaman King, Vol. 4: The Over Soul

(Shaman King #4)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,217 ratings  ·  22 reviews
The "Shaman Fight in Tokyo" is approaching, and talent scouts are scouring the world for contestants. Who's doing the scouting? The Patch, the Native American people who have overseen the Shaman Fight since the dawn of time. But to try and fail means more than just a sharp put-down: if Yoh can't beat Silva and his five animal spirits, he won't get another chance for 500 ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 7th 2004 by VIZ Media LLC (first published July 1st 2000)
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Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My favorite of the series so far. I loved the Native American aspect and inclusion in the novel and their part in deciding the next Shaman King. The action was fluent and it featured a totem pole cannon (yes, you read that right.) The artwork was great and the story is getting intense and the tournament is only just beginning. The only negative would be the use of some stereotypes for the Native American characters but unfortunately at this point, it’s almost become unavoidable in popular ...more
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mangas
Mi favorito hasta ahora. Ahora si comienza a tomar forma las batallas contra los otros espíritus.
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, mango-comix
I'm almost running out of steam reviewing these books as I read them. Or, actually, it's the fact that we've finally gotten to the Shaman Fight, so this and future volumes will not be so concretely structured as single-volume stories. Case in point, half of this volume covers the preliminary fight with Silva before beginning the fight against Horohoro, to be concluded in Vol. 5.

I'm not sure if it's "fair" to say Takei's art has improved with this volume, so much as it is that he's gotten a
Hannah Belyea
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-only
The preliminaries for the Shaman Fight in Tokyo have finally begun, and Yoh is already facing tough opponents, starting with the powerful shaman Horohoro! Takei will have readers racing through the pages in this exhilarating entry to the "Shaman King" series. Get ready for a cold shoulder with this chilly battle!
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finally, Horo Horo!
Augustus Oldridge
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Al fin arranca el shaman fight! muy buenas las primeras peleas, pinta que lo que viene más adelante va a ser emocionante.
Ame Lia
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Super curiosa la storia, leggera e divertente. Denota il carattere pigro e i sogni di Yoh che secondo la penna sono più grandi di passione e impegno...non patteggio per il protagonista per ora ...more
Ty Ridgway
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
it was good
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
El tipito del copete siempre me cayó gordo :/
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shaman King is Rated Teen and has scenes of violence and this volume has at least one incident of a murder though they don't show the actual act committed (of course the story revolves around certain ghosts that have died prematurely so death is not uncommon.)

With the twin Comets of Rahu and Ketu signalling the beginning of the Shaman King Tournament the Patch Tribe has been dispatched to ensure only those that are qualified may compete for the grand title. After all the Patch tribe are the
Miss Ryoko
Jul 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: library-book, manga
So far I like this series. I like the characters a lot, and the storyline is pretty neat. I especially like learning about the different types of shamans and their beliefs. I wonder if Takei-san did all sorts of research about the different shamans - or if some of them are just made up. Either way, it's super cool, and I find it very interesting!

The one thing I am worried about is that this series is going to turn out to be like Dragon Ball.... there are 29 volumes left, so I'm worried it's just
Before the official battles over who becomes the next Shaman King, Yoh needs to qualify for the battles. Silva arrives to battle with Yoh for ten minutes and in that time, Yoh gains so much power. He learns a lot and when he finally gets the pager, he has earned it.

Then the pager goes off, and the first battle is announced. Yoh will fight Horohoro and whoever wins will advance in the challenges.

So far, this is still as exciting as the first volume and now that a steady arc is developed, it will
Cristina Boncea
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
So f-in cool! I love these darker drawings.

In this volume, Yoh meets Silva and fights him for the pager for the Shaman King Tournament. He also learns what the oversoul is and integrates Amidamaru in the sword.
Later on, he fights his first fight with Horohoro and learns what his dream is. Their fight only begins and the book ends (tbc).

I don't remember seeing in the TV series Ren killing one of the officiants, that's cool.
I enjoyed it as always.
Jan 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Volume 4 of Shaman King: In which our plucky protagonist, Asakura Yoh powers up and learns a new move; fights his first tournament battle (with someone who most likely we'll be his ally in the future); and learns that Native Americans can use their spirit powers to create mecha cannons.
Jul 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read. I'd recommend this one.
Feels nostalgic.
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it was awesome
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love it so much, I just want to read it over and over again.
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
jajajaja, este volumen me encanta, se presentan tanto Silver como Horo Horo, con el primero la batalla es muy emocionante y con el segundo muy divertida. Genial
Nov 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shaman-king
Great book!
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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.

Other books in the series

Shaman King (1 - 10 of 32 books)
  • Shaman King, Vol. 1: A Shaman in Tokyo
  • Shaman King, Vol. 2: Kung-Fu Master
  • Shaman King, Vol. 3: The Lizard Man
  • Shaman King, Vol. 5: The Abominable Dr. Faust
  • Shaman King, Vol. 6: Road Trip to Izumo
  • Shaman King, Vol. 7: Clash at Mata Cemetery
  • Shaman King, Vol. 8: The Road to the Tao Stronghold
  • Shaman King, Vol. 9: Voyage of the Shaman
  • Shaman King, Vol. 10: The Song of Doom
  • Shaman King, Vol. 11: Blood and Pompadours