To most people, ghosts are the stuff of horror stories and nightmares. But to Yoh Asakura, a transfer student at Shinra Private Junior High, they’re his friends! Yoh Asakura is a shaman–one of the gifted few who can speak to spirits. by channeling ghosts into his body–like the long-dead samurai Amidamaru–he can allow them to possess him and use their powers. But a modern-day shaman faces great responsibilities, because spirits–and the people who work with them–can be very dangerous indeed.
The world has grown away from the old ways of following nature and listening the spirits that guide it. Well not everyone, as Manta Oyamada is about to find out. As Manta takes a shortcut home one night he runs into a new friend that is still a follower of the Shamanic ways. Thus the reader is introduced to Yoh Asakura as he begins his journey to help other people and the ghosts of this world.