Shaman King is a fantasy adventure anime series based on the Shonen Jump manga series by Hiroyuki Takei. The series was produced by Xebec and ran on Japan's TV Tokyo from July 4, 2001 to September 25, 2003 with 64 episodes. It was licensed in North America by 4Kids Entertainment. It ran on 4Kids TV in the US, and YTV in Canada. FUNimation gave it a DVD release, but it was cancled after only a few volumes were released. The manga version ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1998 to 2004 with 32 volumes. In North America, the manga is being published by Viz Media.