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
Japanese VA: Takeshi Aono
English VA: Unknown
Furyoku Level: 4.400
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Shikigami Kooni
English Name: Shikikami Kooni
Meaning: "Tiny oni"
Type: Nature Class

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

Appearance[edit | edit source]

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. back In his youth, his hair was black and Yohmei proclaims that he had not a single balding spot back then. Years after the Shaman Fights he grew a large mustache.[1]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]

Yohmei is an onmyōji who specializes in divination and fortune telling. His abilities are so skilled that he is employed by numerous important politicians and wealthy business people. 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 Techniques[edit | edit source]

Yohmei uses the Yin Yang technique to predict the future.

  • Onmyōjutsu (Yin and Yang Technique)

Using his knowledge in onmyōjutsu, he is able to see small glimpses into possible futures. He uses this technique to make money by predicting the future events of people and organizations. 

  • 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 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.

History[edit | edit source]

Past[edit | edit source]

Yohmei Originating from Izumo, Japan and born on July 2, 1919. He foresaw that Hao was inside the womb of his daughter Keiko when she was pregnant, so he planned to kill his grandchild 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 allowing Hao to be reborn. But during the birth, Yohmei hesitated for a moment as he was hit with remorse for killing his own grandson, and that moment was all that Hao needed to summon the Spirit of Fire to 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 in Tokyo[edit | edit source]

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

Shaman Fights Second Round[edit | edit source]

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.[2]

Invading the Plants[edit | edit source]

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.

Flowers[edit | edit source]

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.[3]

Anime/Manga Difference[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A running gag in the anime series is whenever Yohmei does something wrong, Asakura Kino will hit him in the face with her cane.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Shaman King Manga - Flowers Chapter 16
  2. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 255
  3. Shaman King Manga - Flowers Chapter 2
  4. Shaman King Anime - Episode 34

External Links[edit | edit source]

  • 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
Spirits: Matamune | Imari and Shigaraki | Ponchi and Conchi | Zenki and Goki | Dai Tengu | Amidamaru | Oboro Daikyoh | Shinden and Raiden
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