This is a nice anime with many funny characters. The story line is as follows:
Yoh is a shaman who is training to be the Shaman King (basically the leader of all shamans with powers close to God) to acheive his dream – live lazily while listening to music! Eventually the aim changes a bit as the story unfolds.
What makes this anime interesting is the array of characters that assemble round Yoh; there’s Manta – his best friend and literally a dwarf who has a laptop while the other shaman have a spirit, Yoh tyrannical girlfriend Anna who wants to become the wife of the Shaman king and trains Yoh like mad, and then there are several shaman following Yoh ouf of which Ryu stands out.
Ryu of the wooden sword is perhaps the funniest guy in the whole of this anime. He has an Elvis-like hair style, wears Elvis-like clothes and has very weird funny attitude. He is overconscious about girls, loves milly-chan and has a strange love relation with Lyzerg (a boy) and the best thing is the relation he has with Billy the guy who always seems to be there to give him a lift.
Ryu: “Hello Billy”
Billy: “Hello Boy”
Ryu has an unfaltering faith in Billy but eventually Billy fails him coz of … engine problems. So funny to watch.
By the way, the aim of Ryu is to find the “besto” place if he becomes the Shaman king but his aim eventuallychanges to helping Yoh become the shaman King