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In the 2007 anime, Enma-Daiō is a giant man with red skin, black messy hair, beard and eyebrows and a mouth with prominent, yellow fangs. His eyes have blue irises and black pupils and his hands have long black nails. He wears a purple kimono with short sleeves and yellow sleeve cuffs, underneath is an olive green kimono with baggy sleeves and over both is a dark purple robe, similar to those worn by Buddhist monks, with a red border, side slits for the legs, a large red circle with a yellow background and the first kanji of his name, it is tied over his right shoulder with a gold ring. He additionally wears a hat with tall dark purple rim with yellow borders at the frontmost is a separate red rim with yellow borders, a triangular pointed tip and a yellow kanji meaning "King" and black sandals.
Manga / First / Second Anime
He makes his first anime appearance in episode #20 of the first anime adaptation, Nezumi-Otoko and Neko-Musume.
He appears along with his 13 Kings in episode #88 of the fifth anime adaptation, Yōkai Do-or-Die Spirit!! Hell Traversing Quiz!!.
He appears in episode #51 of the sixth anime adaptation, Enma-Daiō's Secret Bargain.
Holding Jigoku: Enma-Daiō can single-handedly support the entire Jigoku.
Dream Contact: Enma-Daiō is also shown to have the ability to communicate directly with Yōkai through their dreams.
Jigoku Kyūkyoku Ōgi: In the fifth anime, Enma-Daiō invented each techniques, and he can summon the powers of Jigoku without the Jigoku Key, and understandably his techniques, for example the Gokuen Ranbu, are on completely different level than by Kitarō as the deity can instantly destroy entire legion of western yōkai.
Thundercloud and Rain: Enma-Daiō's anger can cause thunderclouds and rains especially in winter.
In East Asian and Buddhist mythology, Yama (sometimes known as the King of Hell, King Yan or Yanluo) is a dharmapala (wrathful god) said to judge the dead and preside over the Narakas ("Hells", "Hell Realm" or "Purgatories") and the cycle of afterlife saṃsāra.
Although based on the god Yama of the Hindu Vedas, the Buddhist Yama has spread and developed different myths and different functions from the Hindu deity. He has also spread far more widely and is known in most countries where Buddhism is practiced, including China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Bhutan, Mongolia, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.