Dororon Enma-kun

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Dororon Enma-kun
Dororon Enma-kun vol2 (1996).jpg
Cover of Dororon Enma-kun volume 2 (1996) showing the main characters.
ドロロンえん魔くん
Genre Horror, Comedy, supernatural
Manga
Written by Go Nagai
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday
Original run September 30, 1973March 31, 1974
Volumes 3
Manga
Written by Go Nagai
Illustrated by Tsutomu Oyamada
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine Shougakukan book
Original run September 1973March 1974
Anime television series
Directed by Koro Yabuki
Written by Go Nagai, Masaki Tsuji, Shun-ichi Yukimuro, Tadaaki Yamazaki
Studio Toei Animation
Network Fuji TV
Original run October 4, 1973March 28, 1974
Episodes 25 (List of episodes)
Manga
Written by Go Nagai
Illustrated by Tsutomu Oyamada
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine Shogakukan no Yochien
Original run October 1973April 1974
Manga
Written by Go Nagai
Illustrated by Tadashi Makimura
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine Shogaku Ichinensei
Original run October 1973March 1974
Manga
Written by Go Nagai
Illustrated by Go Nagai
Tsutomu Oyamada (last story)
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine Shogaku Sannensei
Original run October 1973April 1974
Manga
Written by Go Nagai
Illustrated by Ken Ishikawa
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine Shogaku Yonnensei
Original run October 1973April 1974
Manga
Written by Go Nagai
Illustrated by Yoshimi Hamada
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine Shogaku Gonensei
Original run October 1973April 1974
Manga
Written by Go Nagai
Illustrated by Tsutomu Oyamada
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine Shogaku Rokunensei
Original run October 1973March 1974
Manga
Written by Go Nagai
Illustrated by Mitsuru Hiruta
Published by Tokuma Shoten
Magazine TV Land
Original run October 1973March 1974
Manga
Written by Go Nagai
Illustrated by Tsutomu Oyamada
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine Shogaku Ninensei
Original run December 1973April 1974
Manga
Enma Jigoku
Written by Go Nagai
Published by Asahi Sonorama
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Manga Shōnen
Published September 1978
Manga
Doki Doki! Enma-kun
Written by Go Nagai
Illustrated by Koichi Hagane
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine Coro Coro Comic
Original run August 24, 1992February 1, 1993
Manga
Dororon Enbi-chan
Written by Go Nagai
Published by Sanwa Publishing
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Monthly YoungMan
Original run December 2000June 2001
Volumes 1
Game
CR Dororon Enma-kun
Publisher NewGin
Genre Pachinko
Platform Arcade
Released February 2007
Manga
Enma vs: Dororon Enma-kun Gaiden
Written by Masaki Segawa
Illustrated by Masaki Segawa
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Business Jump
Published July 21, 2010
Manga
Shururun Yukiko Hime-chan feat. Dororon Enma-kun
Written by Sae Amatsu
Illustrated by Sae Amatsu
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Young Ace
Original run November 2010April 2011
Volumes 1
Anime television series
Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera
Directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani
Written by Go Nagai, Hiroaki Kitajima, Yoshitomo Yonetani
Music by Keiichi Suzuki, Moonriders, Starchild Records
Studio Brain's Base
Licensed by
Network MBS, TBS, TV Aichi, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting, AT-X
Original run April 8, 2011June 24, 2011
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Dororon Enma-kun (ドロロンえん魔くん Dororon Enma-kun?), also known as Satanikus!, is a Japanese horror-comedy anime and manga series created by Go Nagai. It's one of Nagai's most famous works in Japan, although not very well known in the rest of the world. In 2006, it would get a sequel/remake in Demon Prince Enma, which drops the comedy and becomes a full-fledged suspense-horror series. After the OVA was released, another manga version was released called Satanikus ENMA Kerberos by Eiji Toriyama. A remake entitled Dororon Enma-kun MeeraMera began airing in Japan in April 2011.

Plot[edit]

Enma, Yukiko-Hime and Kapaeru are part of the Yokai-Patrol. They go after ghosts that have escaped from Hell into the human world.[1]

Characters[edit]

Enma-kun (えん魔くん?)
Voiced by: Masako Nozawa (1973), Kappei Yamaguchi (2011)
The hot-headed, perverted protagonist, sent by his uncle to arrest yokai that have infiltrated the human world, though most often then not he ends up going overboard and killing them instead. He has long eyebrows that can detect a yokai's presence and wields a powerful cape and a fiery staff which can transform into a massive hammer.
Yukiko-Hime (雪子姫?)
Voiced by: Sumie Sakai (1973), Mamiko Noto (2011)
A beautiful ice princess who is in love with Enma, but often has to put up with his pervertedness. She has powerful ice powers, though more often than not gets captured in a fanserviceable manner.
Kapperu (カパエル Kapaeru?)
Voiced by: Kaneta Kimotsuki (1973), Takehito Koyasu (2011)
Half kappa, half water sprite. He is the third member of the Yokai Patrol. He doesn't have a lot of attacks, but still provides some help in battle. He's often confused for a frog, which makes him very angry.
Chapeauji (シャポーじい Shapōjii?)
Voiced by: Junpei Takiguchi (1973), Minoru Inaba (2011)
An "old man" yokai who looks like a hat and guides Enma-kun. His name is a portmanteau of 'chapeau' and 'ouji' ("old man" in Japanese).
Tsutomu-kun (ツトムくん?)
Voiced by: Takako Kondo (1973), Rumi Shishido (2011)
A human boy that befriends the Yokai Patrol. He attends the local elementary school, and always gets attacked by demons. He is a side character in the 2011 anime.
Tobatiri (トバッチリ Tobacchiri?)
Voiced by: Akira Shimada (1973), Daiki Nakamura (2011)
Tsutomu's teacher. He's merely a comic relief, and always yelling at Tsutomu-kun.
Daracura (ダラキュラ Darakyura?)
Voiced by: Takuzou Kamiyama (1973), Hideyuki Umezu (2011)
A homeless deadbeat, Daracura was originally an officer for Enma-Daiou. After losing his position of officer, Daracura tried throughout the series to kill Enma-kun. However, as the series progressed Daracura became less important.
Harumi (ハルミ?)
Voiced by: Reiko Katsura (1973), Ayako Kawasumi (2011)
Tsutomu's girlfriend. Her mother has passed on, and lives with her father in an apartment complex. She replaces Tsutomu as one of the main protagonists in the 2011 anime.
Great King Enma (閻魔大王 Enma Daiō?)
Voiced by: Hidekatsu Shibata (1973), Norio Wakamoto (2011)
The Judge of Hell and Enma's uncle. He sends Enma-kun and his friends to arrest demons on Earth.
Enbi-chan (艶靡ちゃん?)
Voiced by: Rumi Shishido (2011)
Enma's cousin; the protagonist of the spin-off manga, Dororon Enbi-chan, and an antagonist in the 2011 anime. She has her own versions of Yukiko-Hime and Kappaeru named Yukiko-Hige and Kapaku.

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

The original anime was produced by Toei Animation and was originally broadcast on Fuji TV from October 4, 1973 (1973-10-04) to March 28, 1974 (1974-03-28). The opening theme was "Dororon Enma-kun (ドロロンえん魔くん?) and the ending theme was "Be Careful of Ghosts (妖怪にご用心 Yōkai ni go Yōjin?), both performed by Chinatsu Nakayama. An original video animation of the sequel manga, Demon Prince Enma, was produced by Brain's Base and was released in four volumes released between August 25, 2006 and March 23, 2007. The OVA is licensed in North America by Bandai Entertainment. A remake of the original series, titled Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera (Dororonえん魔くん メ~ラめら?), was produced by Brain's Base and aired on MBS between April 7, 2011 and June 24, 2011. The opening theme is "Soul Burning at 1,000,000,000°C!! (魂メラめら一兆℃! Tamashii Meramera Icchō °C!?) by Masaaki Endoh and the Moonriders, whilst the ending theme is "Everybody's Exhausted ZZZ" (みんなくたばるサァサァサァ Minna Kutabaru Sasasa?) by The Moonriders feat. Yoko.[2] NIS America licensed the series in North America under the title Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up and released the series on subtitled DVD and Blu-ray Disc on September 11, 2012.[3][4]

Manga[edit]

The main version of the manga was originally serialized in Shogakukan's magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday from September 30, 1973 (1973-09-30) to March 31, 1974 (1974-03-31).[5][6][7]

Besides Weekly Shōnen Sunday version, other serializations were published at the time in various Shogakukan's children magazines and in Tokuma Shoten's TV Land, drawn by Nagai and several of his assistants.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Magazine Original run Artist
Shougakukan book September 1973 (1973-09) – March 1974 (1974-03) Tsutomu Oyamada
Shogakukan no Yochien October 1973 (1973-10) – April 1974 (1974-04) Tsutomu Oyamada
Shogaku Ichinensei October 1973 (1973-10) – March 1974 (1974-03) Tadashi Makimura
Shogaku Ninensei December 1973 (1973-12) – April 1974 (1974-04) Tsutomu Oyamada
Shogaku Sannensei October 1973 (1973-10) – March 1974 (1974-03) Go Nagai
Shogaku Sannensei April 1974 (1974-04) Tsutomu Oyamada
Shogaku Yonnensei October 1973 (1973-10) – April 1974 (1974-04) Ken Ishikawa
Shogaku Gonensei October 1973 (1973-10) – April 1974 (1974-04) Yoshimi Hamada
Shogaku Rokunensei October 1973 (1973-10) – March 1974 (1974-03) Tsutomu Oyamada
TV Land October 1973 (1973-10) – April 1974 (1974-04) Mitsuru Hiruta

Volumes[edit]

The series published in Weekly Shōnen Sunday has been compiled in volumes several times.[11]

  • Wakagi Shobo (Comic Mate, 1974)
# Release date
1 April 5, 1974 (1974-04-05)
2 May 5, 1974 (1974-05-05)
3 June 25, 1974 (1974-06-25)
  • Wakagi Shobo (Comic Mate, 1979)
# Release date
1 March 25, 1979 (1979-03-25)
2 March 25, 1979 (1979-03-25)
3 March 25, 1979 (1979-03-25)
# Release date ISBN
1 September 20, 1985 (1985-09-20) 978-4257960522
2 October 25, 1985 (1985-10-25) 978-4257960553
# Release date ISBN
1 July 20, 1991 (1991-07-20) 978-4120020278
  • Chuokoron-sha (Chuko Bunko Comic Han, 1996)
# Release date ISBN
1 March 18, 1996 (1996-03-18) 978-4122025714
2 March 18, 1996 (1996-03-18) 978-4122025721
# Release date ISBN
1 August 20, 2003 (2003-08-20) 978-4063530988
2 September 24, 2003 (2003-09-24) 978-4063531114
# Release date ISBN
1 August 25, 2006 (2006-08-25) 978-4777190515
2 October 25, 2006 (2006-10-25) 978-4777190522

This version is also available in ebook format, published by ebookjapan.[12]

Sequels[edit]

Short stories[edit]

  • Enma Jigoku (炎魔地獄?), a one-shot story, was published in the September 1978 (1978-09) issue of Asahi Sonorama' Manga Shōnen.[7][13][14] In this story, the characters are older. Since its publication, this manga has been compiled in all tankōbon as the last story with the title Enma Jigoku no Kan (炎魔地獄の巻?).
  • Doki Doki! Enma-kun (ドキドキ!えん魔くん?), drawn by Koichi Hagane, a short manga published by Shogakukan on August 24, 1992 (1992-08-24) in Coro Coro Comic and on December 1, 1992 (1992-12-01) and February 1, 1993 (1993-02-01) in Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic Special.[15][16][17][18]

Dororon Enbi-chan[edit]

Dororon Enbi-chan (どろろん艶靡ちゃん?), published from December 2000 (2000-12) to June 2001 (2001-06) in the magazine Monthly YoungMan by Sanwa Publishing.[22][23][24] This is an adult-restricted erotic comedy.

Volumes[edit]
No. Release date ISBN
1 November 17, 2001 (2001-11-17) ISBN 978-4-88356-102-5

Kikoushi Enma[edit]

Main article: Demon Prince Enma

Kikoushi Enma (鬼公子炎魔 kikōshi Enma?, Demon Prince Enma) is a sequel of the original manga by Go Nagai with a mature tone, where the characters are no longer children, published in Kodansha's Magazine Z from March 25, 2006 (2006-03-25) (cover date May 2006 (2006-05)) to May 26, 2006 (2006-05-26) (cover date July 2006 (2006-07).)[7][25][26]

Satanikus ENMA Kerberos[edit]

Satanikus ENMA Kerberos (Satanikus ENMA ケルベロス satanikus enma keruberosu?) is a sequel of Kikoushi Enma by Eiji Karasuyama, published in Kodansha's Magazine Z from June 26, 2007 (2007-06-26) (cover date August 2007 (2007-08)) to January 26, 2009 (2009-01-26) (cover date March 2009 (2009-03).)[27][28]

Shururun Yukiko Hime-chan: feat. Dororon Enma-kun[edit]

Shururun Yukikohime-chan feat. Dororon Enma-kun (シュルルン雪子姫ちゃん feat.ドロロンえん魔くん?) is a seinen manga written and drawn by Sae Amatsu and released alongside Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera.[29] It was serialized on Kadokawa Shoten's magazine Young Ace from October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) (cover date November 2010 (2010-11))[30] to March 4, 2011 (2011-03-04) (cover date April 2011 (2011-04)).

Volumes[edit]
No. Release date ISBN
1 April 4, 2011 (2011-04-04) ISBN 978-4-04-715678-4

References[edit]

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