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Epithet Great King Enma (えんだいおう, Enma Daiō; FUNimation "King Yemma")[2]
English Localized Name(s) VIZ Yama
Personal Data
Universe 7th Universe 7th Universe
Race Oni
Birthplace Afterworld
Age c. 100 Million[3]
Gender Male Icon.svg Male
Voice Actors
English Chris Rager
Japanese Daisuke Gōri
Professional Status
Affiliation(s) Netherworld
Headquarters Enma Realm, Netherworld
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 205
Anime Debut DBK003
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Great King Enma (えんだいおう, Enma Daiō; FUNimation "King Yemma"; sometimes incorrectly romanized as "Yenma") is an immense, red oni and the judge of the Afterworld. He resides in the Enma Realm, a castle which serves as a sort of way-station for the souls of the dead.


A hundred million years prior to the beginning of the series, Enma would manage to be the first person to cross Serpent Road.[4]

He eventually became the judge at the way-station to Universe 7's Earth and judged whether souls enter Heaven or Hell. His jurisdiction only extends to souls that died on Earth, evidenced when he asked Gokū to kill Freeza outside of Earth so he would not have to deal with him in the event Freeza got out of control.



Enma is a colossal magenta-colored ogre with a black beard. His attire consists of a light-purple suit and a helmet with horns on the side.


Part II

Saiyan Arc

Part III

Majin Boo Arc

Part IV

Universe Survival Arc


  • Enma is an obvious reference to Yama, the King of Hell in East Asian mythology. There, he is a wrathful god who is said to judge the dead and preside over the Narakas — literally "Hells" — and the cycle of saṃsāra. He was originally known as "Yenma" in Japan, but this was later changed to King Enma (閻魔王, Enma-ō) or, alternatively, Great King Enma (閻魔大王, Enma Dai-Ō).


  1. Dragon Ball Z: Movie 12 Guide Book, page 64
  2. Daizenshū 4, page 53
  3. Dragon Ball chapter 205, pp. 13
  4. Dragon Ball chapter 205, page 13