|Japanese name:||鬼丸 猛 |
|Date of birth:||unknown|
|Relatives:||Kumo-Otoko, Hakki, Kuroki and Shiteno (minions)|
|Occupation:||Kendo player |
High school student
|First appearance:||Manga: File 990 |
Anime: OVA 1
|Keyhole number:||Volume 93|
|Japanese voice:||Ryo Horikawa (OVA 1) |
Kenjiro Tsuda (episode 917)
Originally a very serious person, Onimaru could not get along with Yaiba at all and the two quickly became rivals. In order to defeat his hated enemy, Onimaru began training with his family's sacred Fuujin-ken until he became possessed by it and became an actual demon (the character for oni in his name means demon). He soon took over all of Japan, traveling in a flying castle. His minions include Kumo-Otoko and the Hakki, the Kuroki, the Shiteno, and many completely black oni. Eventually, he switches from the Fuujin-ken to the Maou-ken.
After Yaiba cuts off his horns he returns to being a normal human. At first he viewed Yaiba as a nuisance, but after training with Yaiba's father Kenjuro, he returns for the final story and now acknowledges Yaiba as a friendly rival. During the Oda Nobunaga Tournament he has a dove for a pet.
Onimaru is a tall man with a bald head and a serious expression, with a thin body frame. After turning into a Oni, he's become bulkier and taller, with a much more muscled body and small horns protunding from his forehead. As a student, he wore the typical black uniform. In his demon form, Onimaru dons a fearsome elaborated armor with the breastplate shaped like a grinning skull, spiked shoulderpads and decorated greaves and bracers trimmed with black fur. He also wears a red cloak and occasionaly a black helmet shaped like a dragon's head. He also has a jetpack in the back of the armor. During the Oda Nobunaga tournament he wears a black kimono. He also has a weird dot on the middle of his forehead.
Onimaru has his oni minions shoot Yaiba and Kaitou Kid with a cannon during their mid-air battle.
In contrast to his prior demonic characterization, in the manga canon Takeshi Onimaru appears as an honorable, polite, and serious young man, albeit frightfully massive and skilled at Kendo. He apologizes to Ran when she runs headlong into his hard chest protector and winds up on the floor. He does not help her up though, and seems more concerned with refusing an honorary citizenship (which Momiji set up for him so he would leave the tournament so Heiji could win) he feels he does not deserve due to his a perceived lack of worthiness. Overall, his character appears to more purely embody a Makoto-type samurai mentality who likes fighting strong opponents. As he discusses the citizenship with the manager, he seems polite and even push a little laugh has both leave the hall.
Swords and techniques
- Fuujin-ken (風神剣 Wind God Sword)
- Maou-ken (魔王剣 Demon King Sword)
- His surname means Demon Purity and his first name means terror or shock which gives him a more terrible and dark look.