"I never lose! You hairballs can't possibly defeat me. I'm one of the most powerful warriors the Chrome Dome Empire's ever seen. It's time for your utmost termination! This ends now, your dance class is over!"
Dark Yasha (闇夜叉, Yami Yasha) and Sambaman (サンバマン, Sanbaman) are two characters from the manga and anime series, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, but first debuted in the video game Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Gag Fusion of the 9 Ultimate Warriors. They are split-characters who shares the same body, and only one of them can exist at a time.
|Dark Yasha and Sambaman|
|(闇夜叉, Yami Yasha) and (サンバマン, Sanbaman)|
|Debut (Anime):||Episode 72|
|Appears in:||Video Games|
Anime and Manga
|Seiyū (Japanese):||Eiji Takemoto|
Paul St. Peter (Dark Yasha)
|Classification:||Maruhage's Highest Official|
|Eye Color:||Red (Dark Yasha)|
|Hair Color:||White (Dark Yasha)|
|Fist Skill:||Dokoro Shinken (Dark Yasha)|
Initially appearing as a serious older man in a kimono, this warrior becomes Bo-bobo's main opponent in the death battle arena "Bottle Edge" (filled with giant water bottles) in the first true stage of the journey to Maruhage Castle. Manipulating "Dokuro Shinken" (ドクロ真拳 Fist of Skulls), he has various abilities including the ability to create fighting skeletons, manipulate a skull sword or place a special seal that forces an opponent's bones out of their body. Furthermore, he can further transform into a demonic form using a special "Skull Sake" (Skull Juice in the anime). But even if he loses with these abilities, his true form is revealed.
A round bizarre-looking creature, who is Dark Yasha's true form. Sambaman's attacks cause anyone who hears and/or witnesses them to begin dancing. He also has a special juice which is supposed to make people ugly, but it ends up turning Bobobo and Don Patch into fruits, and Tokoro Tennosuke into a pizza delivery man. Eventually, when he is defeated, he asks to join Bo-bobo's team, to which Bo-bobo responds by strapping him to a rocket, sending him into space.
The Playoff and the Reverse Maruhage Empire
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Gag Fusion of the 9 Ultimate Warriors
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Escape!! Hajike Royale
Abilities & Powers
- Skull Sword (ドクロ刀, Dokuro-gatana):
- Bone Snake Meal (蛇骨食, Dakotsu-shoku)/Boney Bite:
- Skeleton Eye (骨眼, Kotsu Gan)/Eye for an Eye: Summons three giant reapers to attack the enemy.
- Demon Transform (夜叉変化, Yasha Ben Ge)/Transform Evil to Eviler: Drink a special potion that turns Dark Yasha into a very malicious-looking demon.
- Skull Wave (骨波, Hone Nami): Shoots a large wave of dark energy at the enemy.
- Skull Crest (紋骨承, Mon Kotsu Shou)/Skull Crest Shockfest: Plants skull-shaped symbols on the enemy, which remove the bones of the victim.
- Sayonara Skull Universe (サヨウナラ ドクロウ ユニバース, Sayōnara Dokurō Yunibāsu):
- Samba Phone (サンバ☆ホン, Sanba Fon)/Samba Refrain:
- Samba Step (サンバ☆ステップ, Sanba Suteppu):
- Samba Revolution (サンバ☆レボリューション, Sanba Reboryuushon):
- Episode Appearances: 72 (Dark Yasha), 73
- Manga Appearances:
- Video Games:
- Being a white-haired male with an aggressive personality, and a nonsensical transformation makes him similar to OVER (and later Shiryuen Kamara). Whether or not there was any connection between them, was never revealed.
- For some reason, Dark Yasha's name is never said in the English dub of anime.