|Romanized Name:||Yamada Kouji|
|First Appearance:||Chapter 78 (Manga)|
Episode 25 (Anime)
|Japanese VA:||Sakaguchi Noriich|
|English VA:||Jimmy Zoppi|
|Japanese Name:||Crab Spirit|
|English Name:||Crab Spirit|
|Japanese Name:||Centipede Spirit|
|English Name:||Centipede Spirit|
Kouji Yamada (山田光司, Yamada Kouji) is a man fascinated with gothic structures in Europe and originally worked as a photographer, but it is said his only ability with the camera was to photograph ghosts. He is also known by his given nickname, "Damayaji" (ダマヤジ).
His typical attire was a long black and red cloak (Blue in the anime), worn over black pants and black boots.
Five years before the Shaman Fight, his hair was much longer, and fashioned into a ponytail, which he humorously claimed that Boris had copied from him. 
Abilities and PowersEdit
His guardian ghost was the nature spirit of a red king crab. They got on well because Kouji himself resembled a hermit crab. In the anime, his spirit was instead that of a centipede like creature.
Kouji Yamada once used to be a photographer and he would always visited famous monuments and historic ruins. It was during one of these trips that he was visited by the nine year old Asakura Hao, who sympathized with his care for the nature and therefor wanted Yamada to join him.
Travel Through AmericaEdit
He was first introduced when Asakura Yoh and his friends finally found the old Patch Village. There he, Boris, and Team "Tsuki-Gumi" approached Yoh and his friends with orders from Hao to kill all of the Shamans present there except for Yoh.
Invading the PlantsEdit
Damayaji had a different, albeit similar role in the anime. He was first seen with Hao and the rest of his followers, and then later during the encounter with Boris while posing as a priest. He proceeds to tell Yoh and the others about Boris Tepes Dracula's false background story, even pretending to be on Yoh's side. Later on, he appears in a dark basement, after kidnapping both Ellie and Millie. He proceeds to attack them, but is shortly killed by Boris. Also in the anime, his spirit appears to be a centipede-like spirit instead of a crab spirit .
In the 4Kids dub, his death was censored, as well as his cross.
- ↑ Shaman King Manga - Chapter 96 Page 05
- ↑ Shaman King Zero - Chapter 05; Page 07
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Volume 9 Extras; Shaman File 116
- ↑ Shaman King Manga - Chapter 96 Page 07
- ↑ Shaman King Manga - Chapter 299 Page 47
- ↑ Shaman King Anime - Episode 35
|e v||Hao's followers|
|Hoshi-Gumi:||Asakura Hao | Opacho | Luchist Lasso|
|Hana-Gumi:||Kanna Bismarch | Matilda Matisse | Marion Phauna|
|Tsuchi-Gumi:||Peyote Diaz | Sugimoto Ryo | Yoneda Zen|
|Tsuki-Gumi:||Mohamed Tabarsi | Bill Burton | Hang Zang-Ching|
|Kaze-Gumi:||Brocken Meyer | Boris Tepes Dracula | Kouji Yamada|
|Others:||Anahol Pokki | Ashil (Anime Only) | Zinc (Anime Only)|
|Spirits:||Spirit of Fire | Mama | Lucifer | Ashcroft | Jack | Chuck | Peyote's Mariachi Band | Chimimoryo | Shion-Shion | The Big Guys | Djinn | Blamuro the Vampire Hunter | Blocks | Amneris | Siegfried (Anime Only) | Crab Spirit | Centipede Spirit (Anime Only) | Zinc Arms (Anime Only)|
|Groups:||Asakura Family | Hao's followers|