"The thrill of that time is coming back to me now!"
The official website for the upcoming reboot TV anime based on Hiroyuki Takei's Shaman King manga announced today that Yoko Soumi (Olivier Mira Armstrong in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) is cast as Lyserg Diethel, a young shaman from London, England, who hunts down his enemies with accurate and unmatched attacks by using his dowsing ability that was inherited from his father.
As with many other main voice cast members, she reprises her role in the first TV anime in 2001-2002. She is now 58.
Comments from Yoko Soumi:
[Charm of the Shaman King series]
"I think it's Yoh-kun's 'Let's go slow' spirit, after all. If we could, we'd like to go slow, too! I wonder if we have that kind of longing in us? And not only is he loose, he's strong! ...It's too unfair! (laugh)."
[Enthusiasm for playing the role of Lyserg]
"Lyserg was a role I received 20 years ago, when I had not played many boy roles. And it was a regular cast... The thrill of that time is coming back to me now! I'll do my best, remembering the spirit that I started with. I would appreciate your support!"
The new Shaman King TV anime is set to premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in April 2021.
New key visual:
Main voice cast:
- Yoh Asakura: Yoko Hikasa
- Manta Odayama: Inuko Inuyama
- Anna Kyoyama: Megumi Hayashibara
- Tao Ren: Romi Park
- Ryunosuke Umemiya: Masahiko Tanaka
- Amidamaru: Katsuyuki Konishi
- Bason: Kousuke Takaguchi
- Horohoro: Yuji Ueda
- Kororo: Megumi Nakajima
- Tamao Tamamura: Nana Mizuki
- Ponchi: Takumu Miyazaono
- Conchi: Noriaki Kanze
- Faust VIII: Takehito Koyasu
- Mosuke: Nasakazu Morita
- Pirika: Rina Hidaka
- Lyserg Diethel: Yok oSoumi
©Hiroyuki Takei, Kodansha/SHAMAN KING Project, TV Tokyo