**!**!**WARNING MASSIVE, EXTREMLY, HORRIBLE, SPOILER**!**!**
yeah my friend read apparently the very last volume of shaman king, and he said in the end hao wins the tournament and goes through the forest to the king of spirits. there hao must face the trial of ten which is 10 members of the patch. meanwhile yoh and the gang decide to go after hao, so they go through the forest get their asses whipped by some of the members of the patch and get picked up by ren's patch tribe guy, to take them all back to his place and rest to fight hao. so the whole crew is there resting AND IT ENDS. THAT IS HOW SHAMAN KING ENDS. NO SHITTING YOU, I NEARLY LOST CONTROL OF MY BOWELS AND VOMMITTED. THEY DONT END UP FIGHTING HAO OR NOTHING. i dont know if they were trying to set up a shaman king movie or the manga and the anime are connected and the series is meant to end with anime. but i must say this is possibly, might even be the WORST ENDING EVER.