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Akuma Shogun (悪魔将軍 Akuma Shōgun?, Demonic General) is a fictional character from Yudetamago's manga and anime series Kinnikuman.

About

  • Classification: Akuma Choujin
  • Homeland: Celestial Realm
  • Age: Unknown
  • Height: 220 cm
  • Weight: 162 kg
  • Choujin Kyoudo: 15,000,000 Power
  • Trademark Techniques: Hell's Guillotine, Hell's Nine Point Seal, Hell's Merry-Go-Round
  • First Appearance: Manga Chapter 185, Anime Episode ?

The leader of the Seven Akuma Choujin and the Devil Knights. His true identity is that of the former Celestial Realm (天上界 Tenjō-kai?) ruler Goldman (ゴールドマン Gōrudoman?), the God of Battle (戦いの神 Tatakai no Kami?). He frequently quarreled with his little brother Silverman (the other Celestial Realm ruler) and the two eventually engaged in a sword battle, a battle which ended with the two of them simultaneously cutting each others head off. His soul was placed inside the Golden Mask (黄金のマスク Ōgon no Masuku?) and many years later aligned himself with Great Demon King Satan (大魔王サタン Daimaō Satan?) and became Akuma Shogun.

With his finishing move, Hell's Nine Point Seal, he attacks the nine vital points of the Choujin body. His trademark Hell's Guillotine (Jigoku no Dantodai) which is a technique where he throws his opponent in the air and put his lower shin onto their neck and lands on the canvas like so attacking the neck, it looks sort of like a knee drop. His other trademark move is the "Hell's Merry-Go-Round" in which he flies towards his opponent tucked in a ball spinning rapidly as sword like blades are extended from his gauntlets. He obtains his body when the Six Devil Knights merge. He has the ability to freely alter the hardness of his body, from a Chōjin Hardness (超人硬度, Chōjin Kōdo?) level 7 Emerald, level 9 Sapphire, and then level of 10 (the highest in the Choujin world), known as Diamond Body (ダイヤモンドボディ Daiyamondo Bodi?), to Choujin Hardness 0, Snake Body (スネークボディ Sunēku Bodi?). Coupled with the fact that no body exists within his armor, there are very few techniques that can actually harm him. His weak spot is his head because he shows signs of pain when he got hit in the head during his fights with Buffaloman and Kinnikuman. Widely considered as the toughest opponent Kinnikuman faced by the fans. Submitted by "Kobayashi of Tokyo" as Vikingman (バイキングマン Baikinguman?).

Voice Actors

Techniques

Hell's Guillotine (地獄の断頭台, Jigoku no Dantoudai?)
After grabbing his opponent (usually in a double underhook), Akuma Shogun spins around rapidly so that the opponent is lifted off of his feet. Then, he releases the hold, sending them skyward, and jumps up after them. From there, he can finish the move by either placing a knee or shin against his opponent's neck as they descend in a guillotine-like position. Causes severe damage to the neck.
Hell's Nine Point Seal (地獄の九所封じ, Jigoku no Kyuu Shofuuji?)
  • Daisetsuzan Drop (大雪山落とし, Daisetsuzan Otoshi?)
Part 1 (Back). After knocking his opponent into the air, Akuma Shogun jumps up after him and grabs his foot and head while kneeling with one knee on his stomach. Then they just drop to the mat with the opponent's back taking all of the force.
  • Spin Double Arm Sault (スピン・ダブルアーム・ソルト?)
Part 2 & 3 (Arms). Akuma Shogun grabs his opponent in a double underhook and spins around rapidly before slamming him onto the mat shoulders and arms first.
  • Double Knee Crusher (ダブル・ニー・クラッシャー?)
Parts 4 & 5 (Legs). Akuma Shogun performs a normal knee crusher, except that he slams both of his opponents knees onto his instead of just one.
  • Helmet Splitter (兜割り, Kabuto Wari?)
Part 6 (Crown of Head). Akuma Shogun grabs his opponent as if performing a standard front suplex, but instead of releasing his opponent, slams the crown of their head into the mat.
  • Stomach Crush (ストマック・クラッシュ?)
Part 7 (Stomach). While his opponent is face-up on the ground, Akuma Shogun performs a standard diving head-butt on his opponent's stomach with the horn on his head.
  • Handshake (握手 Akusha?)
Part 8 (Hand). Akuma Shogun grabs one of his opponent's hands and crushes it with his own.
  • Hell's Guillotine
Part 9 (Neck), a.k.a. Last One (ラストワン?).
False Part 8 (Neck).
  • Choujin Compressor (超人圧搾機, Choujin Assakuki?)
False Part 9 (All Parts). Akuma Shogun grabs his opponent in a modified full nelson (he places his opponent's hands against the back of their head and holds them there with his own while a normal full nelson is applied). He then jumps onto their back and catches their legs in a scissor hold. Finally, he pulls their arms back, pushes their head forward, and pulls their legs back.
Hell's Merry-Go-Round (地獄のメリーゴーラウンド Jigoku no Merii Gō Raundo?)
Blades emerge from Akuma Shogun's forearms as he somersaults through the air toward his opponent, cutting into them upon contact.
Demonic Shogun Claw (魔のショーグン・クロー Ma no Shōgun Kurō?)
Claws protrude from Akuma Shogun's fingertips and he applies a standard Iron Claw. He then lifts his opponent over his head and slams them to the ground.
Skull Crush (スカル・クラッシュ?)
Akuma Shogun implements his Snake Body to wrap his entire body around his opponent's head and squeeze tightly.

Story

Long ago, two gods, Goldman and Silverman (gods of war and peace) were asked who was stronger, and in the resulting conflict everything of their bodies were destroyed but their heads, which became the Gold and Silver Masks, sacred relics of the Kinniku Tribe. Goldman made a bargain with Satan for a body with which he would kill heroic choujin. (more to come)

As Akuma Shogun, he became leader of the Devil Knights (Ashuraman, Sunshine, The Ninja, Junkman, Planetman, Sneagator, and a revived Buffaloman).

Later on, in Kinnikuman Nisei, Ashuraman attempted to revive "General Fear" (恐怖の将 Kyōfu no Shō?)-- namely Akuma Shōgun. However, before he is about to be fully revived, Ashuraman has a change of heart as a result of his match with Mantaro, and destroys Akuma Shogun. There is some debate as to if Akuma Shōgun and Kyōfu no Shō are exactly the same entity or not. They look identical, but Kyōfu no Shō likely is not Goldman and is likely an incarnation of Satan.

Career Information

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Profile
  • Theme Song: "King of Devil (キング オブ デビル?)" by Ichirou Mizuki.
Championships
Nicknames
  • Phantom Choujin (幽霊超人 Yūrei Chōjin?)
  • Akuma Choujin's Final Assassin (悪魔超人最後の刺客 Akuma Chōjin Saigo no Shikaku?)
  • General Terror (恐怖の将 Kyōfu no Shō?)
  • Evil Charisma (悪のカリスマ Aku no Karisuma?)
Win/Loss Record
Win/Loss Record (Anime Only)
  • X Kinnikuman (Fuu Rin Ka Zan→ Kinniku Driver→ Kinniku Buster)

Reincarnations

More recently on the popular tv show and toy line of Bakugan a similar looking character by the name of Warius has emerged, Bakugan has also produced yet another character named Fortress similar to a famous Kinnikuman character named Ashuraman.

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