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SHAMAN KING follows the adventures of a 13-year-old shaman and his teammate a samurai warrior spirit, who traverse the world fighting evil spirits and misguided shamans on their journey to be the next Shaman King.
I find this show a refreshing change from other humor-based cartoons. The good guys aren't portrayed as the ultimate nice guys, with personalities so sweet you'll get a toothache. Nor are they prone to a lot of deception and trickery. They fall somewhere in the middle, giving them a more dynamic feeling. They also take embarrassing moments in stride, which I think is a good message for both kids and adults. The villains in this series are fairly typical, evil without being scary, and fall to the side of silly, which fits for this cartoon. Since the series is based on a single plot-point the plots can get a little thin in some places, and as far as dialog goes the writing needs work, especially for the supporting characters. Still, the show mixes sci-fi and fantasy elements together rather well, giving it an added entertainment factor and making it more fun to watch.
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