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Japanese Name: オパチョ
Romanized Name: Opacho
English Name: Opacho
First Appearance: Chapter 78 (Manga)
Episode 25 (Anime)
Affiliations: Hao's followers
Team "Hoshi-Gumi"
Occupations: Shaman
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: Megumi Hayashibara
English VA: Tara Jayne
Furyoku Level: 800
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Mama
English Name: Mana
Meaning: "Mother"
Type: Animal spirit

Opacho (オパチョ, Opacho) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Shaman King. She is a member of Hao's Team "Hoshi-Gumi", and is the most loyal of all of Hao's followers.

AppearanceEdit

Opacho Casual

Opacho's casual appearance

Opacho is a small, young African child, same height as Manta, with a large black Afro and an orange headband. She is mostly seen wearing an orange poncho, similar in design to what Hao wears, with several rings around her arms and legs and is mostly barefoot.

However in public she is shown wearing regular clothes including a long sleeved red and white jacket, sneakers, jeans, and a white headband.

PersonalityEdit

Opacho has an incredibly pure heart, and she loves and respects Hao above all things. This means that Opacho follows Hao almost everywhere he goes. She likes to speak in the third person. She sees Hao as a big brother figure, and Hao trusts her the most among all his followers. Most of the time she is always seen by his side. She is also seen to be very protective of him as seen when John Denbat is about to fire the laser from the Satellite that was targeted towards Hao and John. Hao often confides in Opacho about his plans, as well as about Yoh and his power. She also loves to wash.

Abilities and PowersEdit

In the manga, Opacho has strong but unrefined powers including clairvoyance and the ability to project illusions.

She has also demonstrated the power to read minds, just like Hao and Anna.

SpiritEdit

See More: Mama

Using her hair as an Over Soul, she can transform into a sheep, giving her great ramming power, as when she rams Umemiya Ryunosuke into the sky when he tries to capture her.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Opacho was born in 1996. She was a malnourished baby in South Africa and was about to die from starvation when Asakura Hao found her. She also suffered from famine and disease and had been left alone. However, Hao saved her before the vultures finished her off. Thanks to the near death experience, strong shamanic powers awakened within her. She was later adopted and raised by Hao. Her new godfather Hao named her "Ohachiyo", but since she could not pronounce it, she called herself "Opacho", and her name was eventually changed.[1]

Shaman Fights Second RoundEdit

Opacho makes her first appearance on the Patch Jumbo Jet Over Soul and later on is seen in the Patch Village. She is always seen hanging around Hao no matter where he goes.

Opacho is also part of Team "Hoshi-Gumi" in the Shaman Tournament, alongside Luchist Lasso, and takes part in their first fight against X-III. However during this time neither she, nor Luchist, does anything and allows her master to do all the hard work as he asked.

Invading the PlantsEdit

Opacho does not have much of a role inside the Patch Plants but does join Yoh's side. She is able to tell all the shamans inside where each officiant is and how they attack. This proves the most true when Tao Ren kills Magna and she tells Ren exactly where and when he will be hit. Ren uses this knowledge to use a new attack that hits, instantly killing Magna.

When the group later arrives at the 6th plant of the Jungle, Opacho is awoken from her sleep by the constant thoughts of Renim and decides to find and attack him, eventually using her Over Soul to ram into him and break all of his bones.

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

Like in the manga, she is one of Hao's closest allies and is always at his side. Although Opacho supports Hao loyally throughout the anime, towards the end of the series (once Yoh's soul returns to his body), Opacho notes that Hao is being pushed back, to which Hao angrily glares out at her, horribly frightening her and causing her to sadly state that he isn't the same as he was gentle anymore, and flees from him.

TriviaEdit

  • The character's gender was inexplicably changed from female to male for the American manga and the 4Kids! English dub, although was she voiced by female voice actress Tara Sands.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 290, Page 6

External LinksEdit

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)
Abilities
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)
Related Articles
Groups: Asakura Family | Hao's followers

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