10 April 2012
Bud (つぼみ, Tsubomi) is the first chapter of Shaman King: Flowers.
Ryuji Ichihara and his gang attack Hana Asakura at the Funbari Hill Cemetery in order to claim his title as number one. Using Amidamaru, Hana easily defeats them all and returns home to be scolded by his guardian Tamao Tamamura, who forbids him to use his shaman skills in public. That same night, Luka Asakura and Yohane Asakura appear at the graveyard and cleave Amidamaru's tombstone in two. The next day, Hana finds the ruined tombstone and is confronted by Yohane, who challenges him to a fight. Meanwhile, Ponchi and Conchi warn Tamao about the arrival of Yohane and Luka.