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Asakura Yohmei
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Japanese Name: 麻倉葉明
Romanized Name: Asakura Yōmei
English Name: Yohmei Asakura
First Appearance: Chapter 9 (Manga)
Episode 4 (Anime)
Affiliations: Asakura Family
Occupations: Onmyōdō
Epithet:
Japanese VA: Takeshi Aono
English VA:
Furyoku Level: 4.400
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Shikigami Kooni
English Name: Shikigami Kooni
Meaning: "Tiny oni"
Type: Nature Spirits

Asakura Yohmei (麻倉葉明, Asakura Yōmei) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Shaman King. He is Asakura Yoh's and Asakura Hao's maternal grandfather and is the current head of the Asakura Family.

AppearanceEdit

He has white puffy hair with a bald area on the top of his head and black eyes and he wears traditional Japanese style clothing. In his youth his hair was black and Yohmei claims that he had not a single balding spot back then.

PersonalityEdit

Abilities and PowersEdit

Yohmei is an onmyōji who specializes in divination, and fortune telling. His abilities are so skilled that he is employed by numerous important politicians. However, as explained by himself, the future cannot be seen clearly and as such he can only gaze into what might be a possible future.

Shamanic Spells and TechniquesEdit

  • Onmyōjutsu (Yin and Yang Technique)

Using his knowledge in onmyōjutsu, he is able to see small glimpses into possible futures.

  • Shikigami Kooni

By using a Shikigami summoning technique, which is his specialty, Yohmei can create and control any number of these small Over Souls using small leaves as their mediums. Yohmei almost constantly uses these, even outside of combat, to do small tasks like fetching items, holding the newspaper, and so forth. However, if he so wishes they can send verbal messages or even kill people, if they have sufficient numbers. These spirits don't appear to be particularly smart.

  • Asakura Shiki Onmyō Jutsu - Hyaku Shikigami (Asakura Style Yin and Yang Technique - Hundred Shikigami Kooni)

This is Yohmei's favored technique which creates countless Shikigami Kooni, that he can then use to surround an opponent and attack them from all directions at once.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Yohmei was born on July 2, 1919. He foresaw that Asakura Hao was inside the womb of his daughter Keiko when she was pregnant, so he planned to kill the child as soon as it was born. However, when they discovered she was carrying twins, Yohmei reluctantly decided he would rather kill both of them than risk allowing Hao to be reborn. But during the birth, Yohmei hesitated for a moment as he was hit with remorse for killing his own grandchildren, and that moment was all that Hao needed to summon the Spirit of Fire and protect himself.

When Yoh was young, it was Yohmei who brought him up and trained him due to the long absences of Mikihisa and Keiko's busy schedule. Yohmei had a very hard time though due to Yoh's laziness and stubbornness.

Shaman Fights First RoundEdit

Yohmei was the one who suggested that Yoh should go inside the Yomi's Hole in order to improve his furyoku.

Shaman Fights Second RoundEdit

Near the end of the second rounds, did Yohmei and the rest of her family, including the returned spirit of Asakura Yohken have a final meeting with the Tao Family. When he mentioned the incident at the beach earlier, Mikihisa presented the badly hurt Brocken Meyer to the Tao Family and explained his connection to Hao. They also hoped that they could learn something important by making him talk.[1]

Invading the PlantsEdit

When the Shaman Fights was moved to the "Continent of Mu" the Asakura Family, the Tao Family and the Usui Family had a barbecue party at the beach, awaiting the results of the fight and hoping that their children would make it.

FlowersEdit

Yohmei on his death bed

Yohmei warning Tamao about the Branch Family

On his deathbed he warned Tamao about the coming of the Asakura Branch Family. He explained that they would most likely target his great-grandson Asakura Hana and tasked Tamao with protecting him.[2]

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

TriviaEdit

  • A running gag in the anime is whenever Yohmei does something wrong, Asakura Kino will hit him in the face with her cane.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 255
  2. Shaman King Manga - Flowers Chapter 2
  3. Shaman King Anime - Episode 34

External LinksEdit

  • Onmyōdō - A wikipedia article about Yohmei's title and abilities.
e v Asakura Family
Main Family: Asakura Yoh | Asakura Anna | Asakura Keiko | Asakura Yohmei | Asakura Kino | Asakura Hao | Asakura Hana | Asakura Munzer Redseb | Asakura Munzer Seyram
Branch Family: Asakura Yohkyo | Asakura Yohane | Asakura Luca
Deceased: Asanoha Douji | Onmyōji Asakura Hao | Asakura Yohken | Asakura Mikihisa
Abillities
Spirits: Matamune | Imari and Shigaraki | Ponchi and Conchi | Zenki and Goki | Dai Tengu | Amidamaru | Oboro Daikyoh | Shinden and Raiden
Related Articles
Groups: Asakura Family
Tools: Mikihisa's Guitar | Chō-Senjiryakketsu | Futunomitama no Turugi | Harusame

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