Tao Soumei
Soumei Tao
Japanese Name: 道 黎冥 (ソウメイ)
Romanized Name:
English Name: Soumei Tao
First Appearance: Episode 46 (Anime)
Affiliations: Tao Family
Team "Noroshi"
Occupations: Dàoshì
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: Megumi Toyoguchi
English VA:
Furyoku Level: Unknown
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Gurai
English Name: Gurai
Type: Jiang Shi

Tao Soumei (道 黎冥 (ソウメイ), Dào Soumei) is a fictional character from Shaman King. Her guardian ghost is Gurai.


Tao Soumei is a fairly tall young girl with short, above-shoulder length brown hair that ends in slight spiky curls, black eyes and fair skin. She is commonly seen in a yellow vest with white fringes that has a green T-shirt beneath, dark green pants and white boots.


She and her brother, Tao Kyou are very similar. Like Kyou, Soumei is serious, aggressive and vengeful, as she, along with her brother, also had her spirit ally ruthlessly attack Tao Jun and Lee Pyron until she was stopped by Tao Ren. In addition to this, she openly expressed her anger and contempt towards Ren when she thought that he betrayed her and her siblings, which only emphasized her vengeful demeanor.

However, despite her harsh personality, she, like her brother, also has a soft side, which is usually shown when speaking about Tao Ginny, their older sister. This is seen when she and Kyou tearfully and angrily state to Ren that their sister never had any sort of romantic relationship because she spent most of her time serving the Tao family. (In the English dub, rather than crying about their sister's lack of romances, they instead cried that she never had the chance of making her dream of becoming a ballerina come true.) This indicates that she cares greatly about her older sister and the latter's happiness.

It has also been shown that Soumei is somewhat afraid of being yelled at, as her tough demeanor momentarily faltered when Ren shouted at her and Kyou for attacking Jun. Thereby showing slight childish tendencies.

Abilities and PowersEdit


See More: Gurai


Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

She is an only-anime character, and therefore is never shown in the manga.


  • Like her siblings, as well as Tao Jun and Tao Ren, she was given a British accent in the English anime.
  • There seems to be a running gag that her brother would frequently repeat phrases she utters.


External LinksEdit

e v Tao Family
Members: Tao Ching | Tao Ran | Tao Yúan | Tao Jun | Tao Ren | Tao Men | Tao Ginny (Anime Only) | Tao Soumei (Anime Only) | Tao Kyou (Anime Only)
Spirits: Bason | Hei-Tao | Tao Family Ancestors | Kyuuki
Jiang Shis: Lee Pyron | Shamon | Shu | Kyo | Gohukuseitai | Torture Brothers | Shimamura Jōtarō | Corpse Infantry | Yugai (Anime Only) | Gurai (Anime Only) | Jackie (Anime Only)
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Families: Tao Family
Tools: Memory Tablet Armor | Bâo-Lèi Sword

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