The "Shaman Fight in Tokyo" is approaching, and talent scouts are scouring the world for contestants. Who's doing the scouting? The Patch, the Native American people who have overseen the Shaman Fight since the dawn of time. But to try and fail means more than just a sharp put-down: if Yoh can't beat Silva and his five animal spirits, he won't get another chance for 500 years! As shamans, wizards and holy folk gather for the preliminaries, Yoh finds himself matched up with his first real opponent, Horohoro... a powerful young shaman representing the oldest culture in Japan!