Hoshin Engi / Soul Hunter

Hoshin Engi (also known as Soul Hunter) is a Japanese manga and anime by Ryu Fujisaki.
Hoshin Engi was inspired by an ancient Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi (The Investiture of the Gods or The Creation of the Gods).
From 1996 to 2000, the manga series was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine.
VIZ Media acquired the rights to the manga and bimonthly releases started June 5, 2007.
The manga was also compiled in 23 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha.
After VIZ Media acquired the rights, 18 Kanzenban (collector edition) volumes were released between July 2005 and June 2006.
The manga was adapted into a 26 episode anime that was broadcast on Japanese TV in 1999.
It was released on DVD in North America as Soul Hunter in 2001.
Some of the characters from the series appear in Jump Ultimate Stars, a fighting video game developed by Ganbarion and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. The game is similar to Super Smash Bros.
A video game based on the manga was released for the Game Boy Advance and the Wonderswan.

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