Lord Enma (エンマ大王) is the eponymous main character of the 2015 Japanese anime film Yo-kai Watch the Movie: Lord Enma and the Five Tales, Nyan! He is the current ruler of the Yo-kai World and predecessor after his namesake grandfather King Enma.


Enma is a humanoid Yo-kai with ruddy skin and spiky yellow hair. He wears a Royal traditional attire red in color with the end of the sleeves maroon in color, and attired with maroon-colored shoulder pads finely crafted with gold pieces, which are connected at the chest by a golden ornament, as well of a dark blue pad sported on the waist and crafted with gold, fastened with a maroon sash.

When he first appeared in human form, Enma retains his body appearance but having black spiky hair, tan skin, and brown eyes. He instead wears a penchant, a black long sleeved shirt, beige shorts, and shoes.


Lord Enma is curious about the human world due to Nurarihyon saying how dangerous it is, so he disguises himself as a human in order to explore it. He is however very cautious about it and used to believe that humans are evil, sending Demon Okure to kill Nate in order to test him. He also likes going to extreme lengths in order to test people, like kidnapping a baby to see how Komasan and Komajiro takes care of it.

He is also shown to not enjoy doing paper work in the credits, as Nuraihyon needs to monitor him to keep him on track.


Nate and Inaho 


Nuraihyon is Enma's second-n-command. he was tasked with the old Enma to protect his son from humans. He would even go to extreme lengths as to ban interaction between humans and Yo-kai.

Powers and Abilities 

Being the king of all Yo-kai, Lord Enma is extremely powerful. He is capable of flight and shooting fireballs at high speeds. He can also withstand multiple blasts from Nurarihyon without a scratch. Enma can also disguise himself as a human, send people through time, and make Yo-kai fusions defuse.




  • Yo-kai Watch the Movie: Lord Enma and the Five Tales, Nyan! (first appearance)
  • Yo-kai Watch the Movie: The Great Adventure of the Flying Whale & the Double World, Nyan!


  • EP098 (first appearance, cameo in human disguise)
  • EP138 (first appearance in normal form)



Lord Enma is based on Yama, who is a deity of Hindu origin introduced into Japan by Buddhist monks, with the Buddhist version has Yama being is a dharmapala (wrathful god) said to judge the dead and preside over the Narakas ("Hells" or "Purgatories") and the cycle of samsara.

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