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.
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.
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.
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.
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.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.
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.
Enma Jigoku(炎魔地獄?), a one-shot story, was published in the September 1978 (1978-09) issue of Asahi Sonorama' Manga Shōnen. 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.
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).)
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).)
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. It was serialized on Kadokawa Shoten's magazine Young Ace from October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) (cover date November 2010 (2010-11)) to March 4, 2011 (2011-03-04) (cover date April 2011 (2011-04)).