There's no time for slacking these days as Yoh and his friends race to the rescue of their one-time rival Tao Ren! Ren's dad has strict ideas about how a Tao should behave, and Ren's recent rebellion has earned him a stay in the family dungeons. But Yoh's influence has already started to wear off on Ren, who now has a new weapon against his father's terror tactics, and a group of friends to back him up! But the Tao stronghold is a strange and dangerous place, full of fear and monsters. Will friendship be enough to counter the bloody Way of the Tao?
Hiroyuki Takei debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997 by creating Butsu Zone . He then became one of the most popular creators and artists in Japan by creating Shaman King in 1998. To date, with the release of all 19 volumes of the graphic novel, this title has sold over 16 million copies. It was produced as an anime in 2001 and it became an instant hit. Takei was awarded the Hop Step Award and Tezuka Award.