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also known as Soul Hunter,The story has been adapted into an anime series titled Senkai-den Hōshin Engi, broadcast on Japanese TV in 1999 and released in North America on DVD as Soul Hunter in 2001. The anime is 26 episodes in length. In January 2009, Shomei TV announced their intentions to remake the anime series if they received 10,000 signatures.[3]

A new 23-episode anime television series adaptation titled Hakyū Hōshin Engi and featuring a new cast premiered on January 12, 2018.[4][5] Funimation has licensed the new series for a simuldub.[6] Fujisaki also wrote a short manga version that was serialized in Weekly Young Jump from April 26[7] to June 14, 2018.The story is set in legendary China. A beautiful female fox spirit named Dakki (妲己) is controlling the emperor Chu-o (紂王 Chū-ō) and the ruling In (殷) dynasty, and is using her power over him to do evil in the nation. An immortal-in-training named Taikobo (太公望 Taikōbō) is chosen by the great immortal sages for the Houshin Project (封神計画) — to seal away or destroy the evil demons that infest the world. In the course of his adventures, Taikobo gathers other powerful companions and sets out to seal away the demons and eventually destroy the fox-spirit Dakki.

There are significant plot differences between the novel, the manga series and the anime.The 26-episode anime storyline somewhat follows the main plot of the manga, with the young (72-year-old) "doushi" (Apprentice to a Sennin) Taikoubou told to go from the Sennin (Immortal) world to Earth (and specifically Yin China) to hunt down 365 renegade evil spirits in order to bring down the fall of Queen Dakki, a Fox spirit who has enslaved the Emperor.

Taikoubou recruits Nataku, a human/weapon hybrid, and Raishinshi, a would-be vigilante, in his quest to hunt down Dakki. He is later joined by Youzen, the Tensai (Genius) Doushi of Kunlun and Kou Tenka, the son of the duke Kou Hiko. He also rides a talking 'hippopotamus' (actually a Reijuu) named Suppushan, who remai