Kanna Bismarch
Japanese Name: カンナ・ビスマルク
Romanized Name: Kanna Bisumaruku
English Name: Kanna
First Appearance: Chapter 26
Episode 21
Affiliations: Hao's followers
Hana-Gumi Waitresses
Occupations: Shaman
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: Youko Soumi
English VA: Caren Manuel
Furyoku Level: 7.500
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Ashcroft
English Name: Ashcroft
Meaning: "Ash Paddock"
Type: Human Class

Kanna Bismarch (カンナ・ビスマルク, Kanna Bisumaruku) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King. and she is one of Hao's followers. She is the leader of the one of Asakura Hao's Team "Hana-Gumi".


Kanna Bismarch

Kanna's appearance later in the series.

Kanna has blue eyes with long royal blue hair with three green hairclips in it two crossed over at the top of her hair and another below them. She wears a short black top and short black jeans with black gloves and brown boots that both say "Hao" on them. She almost always has a cigarette in her mouth and has a package attached to her belt. Kanna was seen wearing a different outfit while watching Team "The Ren"'s match against Team "Tsuchi-Gumi", resembling Formal attire consisting of a black blouse and black skirt, with black heels.[1][2]


Kanna is quite serious and is easy to anger. She admits that she hates kids and like many of Hao's followers she despises humanity and she was very loyal to Asakura Hao.



See More: Ashcroft




Kanna, five years before the Shaman Fight begin.

Originating from Germany while she was born on October 26, 1977, and was also born into a distinguished German family, the Bismarch main branch. She used to vomit ectoplasm since she was just a baby because she unconsciously used her body to canalize spirits. Due to this, she spent her whole childhood inside her castle home. however Her parents were worried about her safety, so they started calling exorcists, clerics, and priests from all over Europe. None of them was able to find a cure for Kanna, but she was happy just by being loved by her parents. However, she lost them due to a mysterious accident one day. Soon enough, the castle became full of lawyers and relatives. They took all of Kanna's money and legacy, leaving her with nothing. That's when Asakura Hao first appeared before her. He burned the lawyers and the whole castle to the ground, just as she wanted. Thanks to him, Kanna became a shaman and could finally see how the world was outside from the castle walls was like.[3]

Shaman Fights First RoundEdit

Kanna Bismarch has made several appearances with Marion Phauna and Matilda Matisse and something that could be Ashcroft. Also in reincarnation 15, she is on the title page. Then in reincarnation 26, she is on her motorcycle with Ashcroft's armor strapped to it. Then she is arguing with Marion and Matilda about Asakura Yoh and Tao Ren when they are fighting. When Yoh, Ren, Umemiya Ryunosuke, and Horohoro are going to the plane she is in the background behind the Spirit of Fire with Matilda and Marion. She is also one of the shamans shown on the next two pages. And also one of the shamans shown when it is showing Hao's followers. She is also shown when Asakura Hao arrives in the Patch Village. She is shown in many title pages afterward.

Shaman Fights Second RoundEdit

The Teams first fight is against Team "T-Production", but only the fight's end was shown while the actual fighting is not. In this fight, Ashcroft was shown for the first time.

Kanna, Marion Phauna, and Matilda Matisse fight Tamao Tamamura and Tao Jun while trying to get Redseb and Seyram's souls. She is the first one to fight and she fights Jun and Lee Pyron. She shows her spirit ally Ashcroft which is in a suit of armor.

Pyron fights and easily breaks the armor. Then it showed that keeping the armor together is ectoplasm. Then Ashcroft makes a giant hole in Pyron while saving Ponchi and Conchi. When Pyron is about to destroy the armor Ashcroft cuts off his arm. Pyron tries to attack Ashcroft but goes through him. Then Ashcroft cuts off his leg. After that, it shows that the true medium is Kanna's cigarette smoke. The Hana-Gumi soundly defeats Jun and Tamao and goes in for the kill.

Then Asakura Mikihisa shows up and gets rid of Ashcroft with only his Furyoku. He proceeds to slap herself, Marion Phauna, and Matilda Matisse. After defeating Matilda and Marion with only words she yells at him. He grabs the cigarette bud off the ground, puts it away and says "Smoking's not good for you especially if you ever want to have children." When they are about to attack Mikihisa, Magna reveals himself and tells them they are still useful, and that they should back out before being defeated.

Invading the PlantsEdit

She, Matilda Matisse, and Marion Phauna are killed by Peyote Diaz. She is brought back again by Lady Sati and switches sides to Yoh's. The Hana-Gumi help fights off the remainder of Asakura Hao's followers. She was last seen with her team thinking about what they did and they try to think over their life.

Funbari no UtaEdit

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The Hana-Gumi waitresses

In the seven years after the tournament, Kanna went to high school together with Marion and Matilda and six years later, she works together with her former teammates at the Funbari no Uta. Together they are known as the Hana-Gumi Waitresses and all three wear a yukata with a flowered pattern at the bottom.

The three of them are often scolded by the inn's Okami Tamamura Tamao, Kanna for smoking inside. According to Tamao they often skip work and she usually retorts to threatening them with the use of Dai Tengu.[4]

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

In the English version of the anime series, Kanna doesn't have a cigarette in her mouth, which is ironic considering that it is her spirit medium.

In the anime series, she and the rest of Team "Hana-Gumi" are not killed and remain on Hao's side throughout the whole series.



  1. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 114
  2. Shaman King Kang Zeng Bang Extras Volume 11 - Profile 150
  3. Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Volume 15; Shaman File 203
  4. Shaman King Manga - Flowers Chapter 1

External LinksEdit

  • Germany - A Wikipedia article about Kanna's hometown
e v Funbari Onsen
Owner(s): Asakura Anna | Tamamura Tamao
Employee: Umemiya Ryunosuke | Hana-Gumi Waitresses
Shaman Team: Asakura Yoh | Umemiya Ryunosuke | Johann Faust VIII
Spirits: Amidamaru | Tokageroh | Eliza Faust | Frankensteiny
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Groups: Team "Funbari Onsen"
Other: Funbari no Uta | Funbari Onsen
e v Hao's followers
Hoshi-Gumi: Asakura Hao | Opacho | Luchist Lasso
Hana-Gumi: Kanna Bismarch | Matilda Matisse | Marion Phauna
Tsuchi-Gumi: Peyote Diaz | Sugimoto Ryo | Yoneda Zen
Tsuki-Gumi: Mohamed Tabarsi | Bill Burton | Hang Zang-Ching
Kaze-Gumi: Brocken Meyer | Boris Tepes Dracula | Kouji Yamada
Others: Anahol Pokki | Ashil (Anime Only) | Zinc (Anime Only)
Spirits: Spirit of Fire | Mama | Lucifer | Ashcroft | Jack | Chuck | Peyote's Mariachi Band | Chimimoryo | Shion-Shion | The Big Guys | Djinn | Blamuro the Vampire Hunter | Blocks | Amneris | Siegfried (Anime Only) | Crab Spirit | Centipede Spirit (Anime Only) | Zinc Arms (Anime Only)
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Groups: Asakura Family | Hao's followers