Zenki | Kishin Doji Zenki | ABS-CBN - 90's Filipino Dubbed Anime

Zenki was an Filipino dubbed Japanese animated series which first aired in ABS-CBN around the late 90's. Zenki, originally 鬼神童子ZENKI Kishin Dōji Zenki,like many other Japanese anime, Zenki started as a manga series written by Kikuhide Tani and illustrated by Yoshihiro Kuroiwa. The manga was serealized in the Shueisha publication, Monthly Shōnen Jump from 1992 to 1996 and was later adapted into a fifty-one episode anime television series in 1995 by Studio Deen. Let's take the road down memory lane and remember this brat of a child but kick-ass eyeball-eating Demon, Zenki.

Zenki ABS-CBN 90's Anime Retro Pilipinas Feature


Zenki - The Story
Zenki Series Plot

Enno Ozuno, Master of the Enno temple used the demon guardian spirit Zenki to defeat the demon goddess Karuma. After defeating Karuma, he later sealed Zenki away in a pillar until needed again.

Two Forms of Zenki - Brat Kid Zenki and Demon Warrior Zenki


Centuries later, his descendant, a school girl named Chiaki Enno (Cherry) was able to free Zenki from his seal because of the return of the forces of Karuma (Karma). The seeds of karma which looks like eyeballs feeds on the greed and desire of humans later turning them into monsters. Zenki was freed because of this and needs to then again to eradicate this menace. Instead of the powerful yet defiant battle-born demon warrior, the freed Zenki has now taken the form of a brat demon child. To transform this extremely defiant demon into the form that made him useful by her ancestor, she was bestowed with a magical bracelet that appeared on her wrist.

Zenki Cherry Night Chiaki Enno 90's anime

Zenki Goki 90's anime


After defeating Karuma again, all seems well until a new evil rose, the threat of the Grand Lord with the help of Inugami. This time Zenki acquires a new power. Goki, an old companion joins him to battle this new powerful evil.

Zenki 2nd Armor Anime Series


Zenki Opening Theme 1
Zenki Series Intro



"Kishin Douji ZENKI" (Demon-God Child Zenki)
Performed by Ogata Megumi & Yokoyama Chisa

* Vajura on! Vajura on!
Vajura on! Vajura on!
Vajura on! Vajura on!

Toki wa ima sennen no jubaku wa yaburareta
Fuku kaze ni tsukiagero jiyuu no Vajura wo
Yomigaeru riyuu sae seigi no imi sae mo
Ima wa shiranai omae da keredo

** Hoero ZENKI ZENKI
Itsu ka deau Kitto
Mune ni sasaru you na
Inori wo kometa hitomi ni
Sou sa ZENKI ZENKI
Sono kagayaki koso
Ai to iu mugen no chikara da

* Repeat

Wazawai ga uchiyoseru jaaku wa hanatareta
Hateshinai yokubou no uzumaku umi e to
Shikkoku no nami no soko yagate hito wa horobi
Sono rekishi sae shizumeru darou

Tatake ZENKI ZENKI
Subete no yami ute
Ten ga kureta sono
Saikyou no ude ni kakete
Sou sa ZENKI ZENKI
Futatabi kono yo ni
Eien no asu wo terashidase

* Repeat
** Repeat
* Repeat


Zenki Opening Theme 2
Zenki Series 2nd Intro



"Chou-Kishin Douji Zenki Raigou Shourin" (Super Demon-God Child Zenki, Coming of Buddha Looking Down from the Heavens)

Yami ni sasaru hito-suji no hikari
Yatsu no me ga gira-tsuku no wo mita ka
Yatsu wa warau tsuyoi teki na hodo
Kiba wo muki "Fuzakeru na" to hoeru

* Oo Jidai wa seikimatsu
Aku wa sakae Chi wo oou
Aa Yatsu nara iu darou
"Hyakuman-nen hayai ze"

** Yatsu wa ZENKI! ZENKI!
Inori no wa no majiwaru tokoro
Raigou! Shourin! Yatsu wa kuru
Kishin ZENKI! ZENKI!
Furikazashita honoo to tomo ni
Raigou! Shourin! Kikoete kuru no sa
"Rajasu" no koe ga

Yatsu wa ikaru Sore wo seigi da to
Yonda nara ano me de furikaeru
Gura-tsuite 'ru kono yo no mashin ni
Ikazuchi wo kureta dake to niramu

Oo Sennen seikimatsu
Megurasareta wana no soko
Aa Yatsu nara tachiagaru
Hyakuman-kai ochite mo

Yatsu wa ZENKI! ZENKI!
Yabou megake tsukawareshi mono
Raigou! Shourin! Toki wa kita
Kishin ZENKI! ZENKI!
Yagate hareta mirai no sora ni
Raigou! Shourin! Hito-kiwa fuku no sa
Rajasu no kaze ga

* REPEAT
** REPEAT


Zenki was probably the most memorable anime character for a 90's kid. He was a brat but packs a lot of power when unsealed to his true form. Not to mention he eats the seeds of Karuma after each kills. I remember getting excited to go home back in grade school to just watch this series which aired every weekdays afternoon on ABS-CBN.

Zenki Palakol ni Diva


I remember being one of those kids who usually role plays acting like Zenki and shouting "PALAKOL NI DIVA" (Axe of Diva) picking up sticks and swaying it like crazy to my friends acting like Karuma monsters or fellow Zenki themselves, or placing a stick between our middle and ring finger with our hands closed shoutng "KUKO NI DIVA" or "APOY SA KUKO NI DIVA!". This was one of the many definitive anime of the 90's and Zenki was that memorable of a series. Looking back at it now, I can say that the animation and music still rocks.

Zenki ABS-CBN Tagalized Filipino Dubbed Anime 90's Title


How about you guys? What's your fondest and most memorable moments, episodes, character, monsters, or merchandise you have of Zenki. Share your memories of Zenki in the comments section below:

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