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Introduction
   

"Because of Dakki's influence, the people have already lost all faith in the Yin Dynasty. If things continue on their current path, nothing good can come of it. First you must destroy the Yin! Then you must create a new Dynasty!! And finally, you must become the next Emperor!!"

Taikoubou's answer to Ki Shou's question about what he should do.

Taikoubou

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Biographical Information
Kanji

太公望

Rōmaji

Taikōbō

Also known as

Ryo Bou
Bou-chan (by Fugen Shinjin)
Fukki
Ou Eki
Suusu

Basic Information
Gender

Male

Age

72+ (Chronologically)
18+ (Physically)

Class

Doushi

Hair Color

Brown (Manga)
Black (Both Anime)

Eye Color

Blue (Manga & 2018 Anime)
Green (1999 Anime)

Relations

Unnamed Father
Unnamed Mother
Unnamed Brother
Unnamed Sister
Ryo Yuukyou (Great Grand Niece)

Status

Active

Professional Information
Paopei

Dashinben
Kyokouki
Taikyokuzu
Karyuuhou (temporarily)

Spiritual Beast

Suupuushan

Master

Genshitenson

Affiliation(s)

Kun Lun Mountain
Seiki
Zhou

Debut
Manga

Story 1

Anime

Episode 1

Media
Other Media

Jump Ultimate Stars
Houshin Engi (PS2)

Voice Actors
Japanese Voice

Yuuki Hiro (1999)
Kensho Ono (2018)

English Voice

J. Shannon Weaver


Taikoubou太公望, Tai Gong Wang, Kyou Shiga, Jiang Ziya」 is the main protagonist of the Houshin Engi anime and manga series and is a Doushi from Kun Lun. He is a disciple of Genshitenson, one of the Three Great Sennin.


Appearance

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Taikoubou (2018)

Taikoubou's appearance varies a bit with different media. In the manga, he has brown hair and blue eyes, however in the 1999 anime, Taikoubou has black hair and green eyes. The 2018 anime keeps the blue eyes from his manga counterpart and goes with black hair, like in the 1999 adaption.

He wears a piece of cloth on his head that covers most of his hair, and is shaped like a pair of rabbit ears. Taikoubou also wears a deep blue (black in the 2018 anime) shoulder and chest pad that opens at the front, with a body-length yellow shirt beneath with a turquoise and white yin-yang symbol, a white (dark blue in the 1999 anime) undershirt, and baggy white pants. He also wears large yellow gloves and long, dark blue (black in the 2018 anime) pointed shoes.


Personality

Taikoubou is cheerful and friendly to all people, but is also cunning and mischievous with a light-hearted personality. He's lazy and often tries to find the easiest way to end things without anyone getting hurt. And if circumstances make it so that someone is inevitably hurt or injured, he would have preferred that the person be himself. He's very loyal and values his friends and family above all else.

He's very kind, and often makes decisions based on his heart and emotions than logic; such is the case with the Two Princes of the Yin. He regrets any action he takes when it results in people being hurt or killed, but he also understands that such losses cannot be avoided.

He loves eating peaches, and often prefers to use the special peaches to make him drunk in order to end a fight.

He values the simple things in life; eat (peaches), sleep, and (due to his childhood upbringing) sheep as well. Above those priorities though, he values friends and family.

Lastly, Taikoubou is also very sensitive and conservative. He never burdens his friends with his own worries or pain. He prefers to cry on his own undisturbed and doesn't showcase his grief (from losing people) outwardly. He doesn't 'bury' the pain exactly, but he prefers to keep it under wraps.

Above all else, Taikoubou is strong at heart. He can get disappointing, and hurt, but he always makes the best of whatever situation he finds himself in and strive to make things better. He has a fighter's spirit; if not in body, in the heart.


History

Ryobou

Taikoubou as Ryobou 60 years ago.

Before starting his training as a Doushi, Taikoubou (known as Ryobou at the time) lived in a Kyou village and was the son of the village's chief. When he was 12 years old, the Empress, Ou Shi, decided that the Emperor needed to be buried with a thousand times the normal amount. So the people wouldn't revolt, she ordered soldiers to captured people from other tribes as slaves, that way no one would care. Most of these were Kyou and almost everyone, including Taikoubou's family, were captured or killed. Afterwards, the leader of Kun Lun, Genshitenson, approached him and offered to train him to become a Sennin. Taikoubou accepted, wanting to acquire the power to fight against oppressors like the Empress so others wouldn't have to suffer, and began his training immediately.


Plot

Beginning Arc

After 60 years of training, Taikoubou began slacking off on his training so he could be sent to the human world. As a result, Genshitenson gave him leadership of the Houshin Project and was sent to the human world to carry it out. To assist him with the task, he was given the Paopei, Dashinben, and the Spirit Beast, Suupuushan.

Immediately after Taikoubou heads out to the human world, he is confronted by Shinkouhyou, whose name appears at the very top of the Houshin List. While Shinkouhyou is very eager to fight, Taikoubou wants to avoid him and merely insults his clothes and fashion sense, resulting in Shinkouhyou to attack him with his Paopei, Raikouben. Taikoubou just barely manages to defend against it to protect a village behind him, and manages to graze Shinkouhyou with the Dashinben.

Human Paopei Arc

Genius Doushi Arc

Shuchi Nikurin Arc

Brothers of the Sky Arc

Two Princes I Arc

Idle Talk

Buseiou's Rebellion Arc

Shisei Arc

Past, Present, and Future Arc

Maka Yonshou Arc

Spy Arc

Killer Virus Arc

Two Princes II Arc

Chou Koumei Arc

Sennin War Arc

Togenkyou Arc

Son of Heaven Arc

Signpost of History Arc

Equipment and Abilities

Paopei


Abilities

  • Drunken Fist Technique:


Relationships

Sennin World

Suupuushan

Genshitenson

Youzen

Kou Tenka

Nataku

Bunchuu

So Dakki

Ou Tenkun


Humans

Ki Shou

Ki Hatsu

Shuukou Tan

Ryo Yuukyou


Battles

Beginning Arc

Human Paopei Arc

Genius Doushi Arc



Quotes

(To Ki Shou) "Because of Dakki's influence, the people have already lost all faith in the Yin Dynasty. If things continue on their current path, nothing good can come of it. First you must destroy the Yin! Then you must create a new Dynasty!! And finally, you must become the next Emperor!!"Taikoubou's answer about what Ki Shou should do.


Trivia

  • Taikoubou is left-handed.


References


Navigation

Characters
Kun Lun Mountain
Residents Taikoubou  |  Suupuushan  |  Youzen  |  Li Nataku  |  Kou Tenka  |  Bukichi  |  Raishinshi  |  Doukouson  |  Tou Sengyoku  |  Ryuukitsu Koushu  |  Hekiun  |  Sekiun  |  Li Kintaku  |  Li Mokutaku  |  Igo  |  Suu Kokuko  |  Unchuushi  |  Kokutsurudouji  |  Hakutsurudouji  |  Genshitenson  |  Nentou Doujin
The Juunisen Taiitsu Shinjin  |  Fugen Shinjin  |  Gyokutei Shinjin  |  Seikyo Doutoku Shinkun  |  Dokou Tenson  |  Kou Seishi  |  Seki Seishi  |  Reihou Daihoushi  |  Kuryuson  |  Monju Kouhou Tenson  |  Jikou Doujin  |  Kouryuu Shinjin
Houshindai Genshitenson  |  Hakutsurudouji  |  Hakkan
Kingo Island
Residents Tsuuten Kyoushu  |  So Dakki  |  Bunchuu  |  Chou Komei  |  Tou Sengyoku  |  Venus  |  Madonna  |  Queen  |  Kou Ranei
The Juutenkun Ou Tenkun  |  Chou Tenkun (Zhang)  |  Chou Tenkun (Zhao)  |  Son Tenkun  |  Tou Tenkun  |  En Tenkun  |  You Tenkun  |  Kinko Seiba  |  Haku Tenkun  |  Shin Tenkun
Shisei Ouma  |  Kouyuuken  |  Ri Kouha  |  Youshin
Maka Yonshou Ma Reisei  |  Ma Reikai  |  Ma Reijyu  |  Ma Reikou
Queen Joker Chou Komei  |  Venus  |  Madonna  |  Queen  |  Younin  |  Ryogaku  |  Bagen  |  Ryukan  |  Kyuuin  |  Chinki  |  Kou Keinou  |  Yoka  |  Hitou
Hourai Island
Residents So Dakki  |  Ko Kibi  |  Ou Kijin  |  Jyoka  |  Koukaku  |  Bazen  |  Ubunka
Zhou
West Ki Shou  |  Ki Hakuyuukou  |  Ki Hatsu  |  Shuukou Tan  |  Nankyuu Katsu  |  Kou Hiko  |  Kou Tenshou  |  Kou Tenroku  |  Kou Tenshaku  |  Kou Kon  |  Kou Hihyou  |  Kou Hihyuu  |  Go Ken  |  Kou Mei  |  Ryuu Kan  |  Shuu Ki  |  Li Sei  |  In Shi  |  Tou Kyuukou  |  Ryo Yuukyou
East Kyou Kanso
North Suu Kouko  |  Suu Kokuko
South Gaku Suu
Kishuu So Go  |  So Dakki (Original)  |  So Zenchuu  |  Teirin
Yin
Chouka Chuu Ou  |  So Dakki  |  Kyouhi  |  In Cho  |  In Hon  |  Bunchuu  |  Kokukirin  |  Chou Kei  |  Ou Kijin  |  Ko Kibi  |  Kashi  |  Koushi  |  Tou Kyuukou  |  Shu Shi  |  Chintou  |  Hou Hitsu  |  Hou So  |  Kouhei  |  Ryono  |  Kousou
Chintou Outpost Li Sei  |  In Shi  |  Li Nataku
Rintou Outpost Chou Hou
Seiryuu Outpost Fuurin  |  Chou Keihou
Shisui Outpost Kanei
Togenkyou
Residents Ryo Yuukyou  |  Taijou Roukun
Other
Spirit Beasts Suupuushan  |  Kokutenko  |  Kokukirin  |  Suupuupapa  |  Suupuumama  |  Shinyou  |  Uen
Magical Beasts Ryuushoku  |  Hitou
The Original People Jyoka  |  Fukki
Unaffiliated Shinkouhyou  |  Taijou Roukun

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