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"You wanna fight, too?"
— Ohma posing Yamashita Kazuo the question[5][6]


Tokita Ohma (十鬼蛇 王馬ときた おうま, Tokita Ōma; "Ohma Tokita"), also known as The Asura (阿修羅アシウラ, Ashura), is a man who loves to fight. He entered into the Kengan Association, fighting for the Nogi Group. During the Kengan Annihilation Tournament, Ohma fought for Yamashita Trading Co. with Yamashita Kazuo as his employer.

Appearance

Ohma has a notably muscular and well-defined body, messy dark brown hair that others compare to seaweed, and sharp, confident eyes. When he is fighting someone strong, his face usually breaks out into an ecstatic expression. Ohma was described as being handsome and attractive by many women in the series.

Personality

Ohma is rather rough around the edges. He was rather arrogant, a trait that often surfaced whenever he fought. He was condescending against his opponents and often belittled them. He also held little qualms about provoking his opponents and enraging them.

Ohma has a lust for battle and is always eager to fight against strong people. This causes him to often challenge or provoke others into conflict, such as when he provoked Komada Shigeru to a fight. Despite his love for battle, he does not attack those that refuse to fight him. Such was the case when Yamashita Kazuo and his son refused to fight him on separate occasions. He's also short-tempered and can be quite violent when angered. Ohma was willing to physically assault Nogi, his employer, when the latter refused to make him Nogi Group's representative fighter, before being stopped by Hatsumi Sen.

Ohma was not without his good traits, however. He is less aggressive and even protective to those that support him, such as when he protected Akiyama when she was trapped together with him in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament preliminaries.

As he was born and raised in the Inside, Ohma lacked basic education on simple facts and was also illiterate. He often called people by their full names; in the manga, their names are spelled using katakana rather than with kanji. The notable exceptions are when Ohma refers to Tokita Niko and Kiryu Setsuna.

After reuniting with Yamashita, Ohma now calls people by their first or last names. However, he still refers to Yamashita as "Yamashita Kazuo", showing his fondness and attachment towards Yamashita and their time together.

History

During one point in his childhood, as a nameless youth, Ohma raced back to his residence after stealing from the yakuza. However, the yakuza came after him with one of their enforcers, Ando Jiro, pummeling him, despite Ohma's good showing. Seeing no other option, Ohma grabbed Ando and jumped out of the building they were in, much to Ando's sheer horror. Impressed by Ohma's sheer resolve, the yakuza's other enforcer, Tokita Niko, saved Ohma's life and offered to teach him his Niko Style.[7]

While practicing the Niko Style, he continued his training by defeating a powerful man in a corner of "the Inside" under Niko's directions.[8] Afterwards, Niko informed him that he was ready to learn the style's secret technique, which Niko noted would be a dangerous task. Agreeing, the two traveled to Gakigahara Forest where Niko explained that Ohma had to land a single hit on Niko while wearing weights on his wrists and ankles. With Niko noting that he wouldn't be holding back, the first session ended with Ohma getting beaten up badly. After the fight, Niko gave him a break, with Ohma trying to recover until sunrise, but Niko returned far sooner than Ohma expected and continued to beat him.[9] Throughout the ordeal, despite Ohma gradually weakening and having to live off the environment, after nine days he eventually realized why he was wearing the weights to fight Niko, who was way stronger than him. The next day he managed to hit Niko.[10] After that, the true battle began with Niko taking off his coat and his weights. With Ohma in a dire physical condition, he was able to achieve absolute focus, helping him counter Niko's techniques and avoid dangerous environmental occurrences. This resulted in Ohma finally realizing and unlocking the secret technique of the Niko Style, "Demonsbane". After the event, Ohma claimed he never hated his master for beating him so badly.[11]

It was not long after he had learned the secret technique that the life-shaping event occurred in Ohma's past. With Ohma having only just recovered, he was interrupted by a mysterious man who called himself "the real Niko". With "the real Niko" revealing his knowledge of the Niko Style, he then quickly overwhelmed Ohma in a brief series of blows before bestowing the Possessing Spirit technique upon Ohma and telling him that a "god" now dwelt in him. Frustrated and bewildered, Ohma returned to normal before falling unconscious as the "real Niko" leaves, calling him the "Tiger's Vessel". Waking up later and searching for "the real Niko" in a rage, Ohma suddenly encountered Kiryu Setsuna. With Kiryu's words making no sense to Ohma, the latter tried to escape but was accosted by Kiryu who surprised Ohma with his usage of the Niko Style. With Kiryu forcibly unleashing Possessing Spirit within Ohma, Ohma went berserk and began to rampage.[12] Nearly killing Kiryu, Niko suddenly arrived and managed subdue Ohma's rampage.[13][14] While Ohma was passing out, he saw "the real Niko" had returned. When Ohma regained consciousness, he found his master lying on the ground, with the latter saving his last breath for Ohma. From that day forth, Ohma devoted his life to finding Genzan and killing him.

Plot

Kengan Ashura

Ohma was first seen challenging Komada Shigeru to a fight in a back alley. Irritating Komada with his perceived arrogance, the two began fighting, but Ohma quickly dispatched him much to the shock of Yamashita Kazuo who was watching it all unfold. With Yamashita asking for his name as he left, Ohma introduced himself before asking the same. With Yamashita introducing himself, Ohma asked if he wanted to fight but, with Kazuo rejecting the challenge, Ohma simply left. A few days later, Ohma was called into Nogi's office where he was appointed as their new affiliated fighter with Yamashita Kazuo appointed as his manager.

Ohma was visited by Yamashita at his residence just as he had finished hunting a large animal. Sitting down to eat, he was accosted by two men. With one revealing himself to be Ivan Karaev, he attacked, but Ohma quickly floored him with a groin attack. With the other man impressed, he introduced himself as Rihito, Ohma's first opponent in the Kengan matches. On the day of the match, Ohma defeated Rihito without too much difficulty.

A few days later, during a meal out, Akiyama Kaede informed Ohma of his next opponent: Kaburagi Koji, a man who Ohma felt nothing from. On the day of their fight, Kaburagi used a multitude of underhanded tactics to impede Ohma's fighting ability. Despite initially having a tough time against him, Ohma eventually forced Kaburagi into forfeiting, thus winning him the match.

Not long after his match with Kaburagi, came Ohma's third Kengan match, this time against Sekibayashi Jun, a famous Super Japan Pro Wrestler. Unlike his previous two fights, Sekibayashi took the advantage straight away and brutally dominated Ohma with his style of wrestling moves. However, before Ohma could be finished off for good, he activated his secret technique that allowed him to attain victory. With the fight over, Katahara Metsudo suddenly arrived (with Nogi in tow) and announced the creation of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament. This excited Ohma, as he reasoned that ""he"" would not miss the opportunity to fight in such a tournament.

After finding out that Nogi wouldn't be using him as their fighter in the tournament, Ohma angrily threatened him until Hatsumi Sen, Nogi Group's appointed fighter, arrived and introduced himself. Despite his injuries, Ohma assumed his "Advance" form and attacked Hatsumi before Nogi ordered them both to stop. With the CEO informing Yamashita that there was another way to get into the tournament, Ohma agreed for him that they would enter as a separate group. Two days later, in an unofficial Kengan match with Kengan Association membership on the line, Ohma was pitted against Yokota Masayasu and almost instantly attained victory, earning Yamashita Trading Co. Kengan membership and the opportunity to fight in the tournament.

A few months later, having recovered and prepared, Ohma encountered Kiryu Setsuna while out training and was alarmed by his sudden appearance. Shocked by how Kiryu was able to get so close to him, Kiryu introduced himself and revealed that he had already killed Taira Genzan, the man Ohma supposedly held a vengeance against. Ohma devilishly replied that it didn't matter, as all he wanted to do was prove he was the strongest. With Kiryu ecstatic with the response, he promptly left. A day or so later, Ohma, Kazuo, Akiyama and a new secretary, Kushida Rin, boarded the S.S. Annihilation in preparation to reach the island where the tournament would be held. Being informed that a preliminary round would take place on the S.S. Annihilation and the 123 fighters would have to fight it out until 5 remained, Ohma easily took down multiple opponents (including Jerry Tyson) and earned himself and Yamashita Trading Co. a place in the main tournament. Getting on board the S.S. Kengan, Ohma bore witness to one of Chairman Katahara's Bodyguards effortlessly take care of Hassad. On the S.S. Kengan, after discovering that Himuro Ryo was from the Inside too, Ohma left in a huff. Later, after finding out that assassins might be after them, Ohma and Rihito were suddenly accosted by a hooded figure who preferentially targeted Ohma. After trading a few blows, Ohma realized the assailant was a girl, who bluntly exclaimed that she wanted to have Ohma's children. Shocked into a stupor by the statement, Ohma jetted off. With Kazuo eventually finding him at the bow of the ship, Ohma confidently assured his readiness for the tournament.

Arriving at Ganryu Island, Ohma settled in quickly. On the first day of the tournament, Ohma observed the first two fights between Adam Dudley-Imai Cosmo and Akoya Seishu-Kono Haruo but left during the Mokichi Robinson-Kure Raian fight because they weren't serious. With his fight next, Ohma represented Yamashita Trading Co., fighting against Inaba Ryo in the first round. While consistently on top during their battle, Ohma was put in a bind when Inaba used his secret technique. However, Ohma stormed to victory after using his "Advance" technique. After the fight, Ohma told Urita Sukizo not to interfere in the fighters' business, adding that Kazuo agreed. Straight afterwards, he was congratulated by an overly keen Karla and then by Suoh Mihono, which he found annoying.

Later, Ohma observed Wakatsuki Takeshi's fight against Murobuchi Gozo and then the Meguro Masaki-Muteba Gizenga fight. After Muteba killed Meguro, Yamashita said it was unnecessary to kill him, but Ohma disagreed. With Kazuo confused, Ohma said he wouldn't understand before leaving because he was "tired". Finding somewhere quiet, Ohma went to sleep and began image training within his mind. Defeating Adam Dudley and Murobuchi Gozo, he was shocked when Niko suddenly appeared. Attacking his late master, Ohma was quickly overwhelmed while Niko revealed some home truths as well as the fact that he did not teach Ohma the "Advance". With a sudden memory resurfacing, Ohma woke up with a start, wondering what his dreams meant. With his nose suddenly gushing with blood, Ohma played it down when Akiyama and Kazuo worriedly brought it to attention. Going to the bathroom, Ohma began haemorrhaging and wondered what was going on, before resolving that all he needed to do was kill Kiryu.

At the end of the first round, Ohma challenged Kanoh Agito to a fight but was quickly defeated with a single kick. Ohma began to see hallucinations of Niko, enraging him, but he was subdued by Katahara's two strongest Bodyguards, Takayama Minoru and Omori Masamichi. That evening, Ohma did some personal training and regained some more memories after using a Nil Kata technique. The next day, with the help of Yoshioka, one of Katahara's Bodyguard captains, did some more training and realized his execution of Niko Style was getting much better. Later that night, Ohma found Kazuo outside and got ready to go. Just then Kure Erioh and Raian appeared and threatened Kazuo into a deal with his son's life at stake. With Kazuo fretting, Ohma confidently rebuffed them.

On the day of the second round, Ohma went out telling Yamashita that he wouldn't lose to Raian. With their fight beginning, Ohma initially seemed to be taking the advantage using the Niko Style. However, Raian's innate resilience let him shrug off the damage and begin to overwhelm Ohma. In a pinch, Ohma resorted to using the "Advance", giving him back the advantage and, in response, Raian used the Removal to even things out. However, the "Advance" ran out, allowing Raian to best him. With things looking bleak, Yamashita suddenly realized Raian current shortcoming and screamed it out for Ohma to hear. Remembering all of his past and his master's words telling him that the Niko Style belonged to him now, Ohma returned to his feet and, using the true strength of the Niko Style, proceeded to defeat Raian. After the battle, Ohma lost consciousness and was hospitalized.

When Hayami Katsumasa and the Guardians started their coup, Ohma woke up to defend Yamashita, defeating Ranjo. During a break after stopping Hayami's coup, Ohma went deep into the island's jungle. Realizing that his body had been irreparably damaged by using the Possessing Spirit for a long time, Ohma decided that he would fight to the end and win the tournament.

Ohma was then healed by the Kure's secret healing technique and went on to fight Imai Cosmo in the third round, despite Kazuo trying to stop him. Thanks to his new-found foresight ability, Cosmo initially completely dominated Ohma. With Ohma continuing to fight past his limits, he eventually put Cosmo in a dangerous hold with a Niko Style technique he had not yet used. However, despite losing this advantage again after Cosmo broke out of the hold, Ohma soon attained victory after using the Water Kata's ultimate technique.

Ohma rested and recuperated from his match, but no sooner had the quarter-finals finished that Kushida came rushing to him, telling him that Kazuo was going to be killed. Ohma followed Kushida to find Kazuo with Kiryu Setsuna, the latter suddenly about to attack him. Ohma began fighting Kiryu, recalling his first meeting with Kiryu and with "the real Niko", and the events leading up to Niko's death. Kiryu revealed to him that he was the one that orchestrated Niko's death, all so that he could be destroyed by his "god". He demanded that Ohma use the Advance to kill him mercilessly, though Ohma instead defeated him with Demonsbane, and left him alive for the Extermination Force to find.

Out of gratitude for helping them locate Kiryu, Katahara Retsudo pulled strings to delay the semi-finals by an extra two hours to allow Ohma more rest. In the Kengan Dome, Ohma encountered Wakatsuki in the corridors, and the two determined that they'd settle who progressed to the finals their own way, regardless of what their employers were doing. When their fight finally began, Wakatsuki immediately attacked Ohma with a relentless rush, quickly taking the advantage. As Wakatsuki struck again, Ohma imperfectly countered with Demonsbane, failing to do inflict as much damage as he could have. Wakatsuki quickly resumed his relentless rushing attack, greatly damaging Ohma; seeking to end the match, Wakatsuki then struck with a full-powered punch. However, Ohma successfully countered with Demonsbane, sending Wakatsuki hurtling away destructively. Despite receiving massive damage, Wakatsuki tried to continue fighting but was eventually defeated by Ohma. Ohma then watched the momentous fight between Kuroki Gensai-Kanoh Agito, seeing as Kuroki took the victory.

In the break between the semi-finals and finals, Kuroki found Ohma and told him everything he knew about the history of the Niko Style. Afterwards, Kazuo gave Ohma a shiatsu massage, and they had an emotional farewell as Ohma stepped into the arena for the finals of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament. Fighting against Kuroki, Ohma fought valiantly utilizing his mastery over both the Niko Style and the Advance, however not even he could overcome the wall that was Kuroki Gensai, and he was ultimately defeated.

Being treated for his injuries after the final, Ohma woke up from the hospital room and went out into the forest of Ganryu Island to be by himself. Seeing the hallucinations of Tokita Niko for the final time, Ohma contently accepted the finality of his situation. With his body succumbing to the vast injuries he had sustained, Ohma died with a smile on his face.

At some point, Ohma was brought back to life by Hanafusa Hajime after the latter was mysteriously given an artificial heart to replace Ohma's fallen heart.

Kengan Omega

Ever since coming back to life, Ohma has been living in the Kure Village for the past two years.

Apparently alive and well, Ohma surprisingly appeared alongside Kure Raian, as they prepared to take on the hordes of Worm members who had captured Yamashita Kazuo.[15] After Raian brutalized Xia Ji and the latter managed to escape, Ohma started arguing with him, but they were stopped by Katahara Retsudo. He then decided to take a walk with Yamashita; the latter deciding to inform him about both someone with the same face as him and Purgatory.[16] Later on, they were brought to the Kure Village, where Kure Erioh confirmed to Kazuo that Ohma lived in the Village for two years. After Hanafusa Hajime gave Yamashita the explanations he was looking for, Ohma prepared to spar with "three demons".[17]

The day after having sparred with Kure Hollis, Ohma and Yamashita had breakfast with the entirety of the Kure Clan, plus Katahara Retsudo and Hanafusa Hajime. During the breakfast, Erioh announced that Ohma was about to leave the Kure Village soon and everybody prepared a celebration to greet him. As Ohma and Yamashita were talking, Kure Karla and her family arrived to greet Ohma and their relatives. Then Retsudo discussed going back to Tokyo with Ohma and some Kure bodyguards. Ohma agreed but told Retsudo that he needed to go somewhere first.

A few days later, he finally met Narushima Koga and Gaoh Ryuki at the hospital were Koga was cured. Much to the two new fighters surprise, Ohma thanked Koga for saving Yamashita but added that Purgatory would be too much for him to handle and that he will fight Purgatory instead of Koga. Ryuki, who had a strange feeling of familiarity towards Ohma, was quite shocked by Ohma's words to Koga. After nearly putting up a fight with Ryuki, who was calmed by Koga himself, Ohma and Yamashita left to meet with Akiyama Kaede and all his friends to celebrate his return.

He and the other representatives took the plane on the day of the competition. He discussed with Gaolang Wongsawat about the motivation of their lineup, stating that he thinks their lineup was strong enough to face Purgatory. After arriving at Mt. Godslayer Ohma watches as Gaolang Wongsawat goes out as the first man to fight for the Kengan Association.

Power & Abilities

Niko Style diagram - Tokita Ohma

Ohma's mastery of the Niko Style before regaining all his memories

Ohma is a powerful fighter whose strength, speed and endurance were far above any average human's; he was an excellent fighter in all statistics. When Kazuo's son Yasuo accidentally brought home a biker gang consisting of more than 100 men, Ohma defeated all of them without breaking a sweat or incurring even a scratch.[18] He had been noted to possess extraordinary kinetic vision, allowing him to clearly see the "flow of power" in his opponents, as well as an equally extraordinary sense of hearing.[19] Ohma's auditory capabilities are so well refined, he was able to identify Kaburagi Koji's specific "sounds" (breathing, heartbeat, moving joints etc.) and then resume fighting at near-full capacity, despite the cacophony of sounds around him (including the piercing drone of The Mosquito).[20] After his fight with Kaburagi Koji, Ohma learned to consciously shut out all surrounding noises in his environment except for that of his opponent, in particular, their breathing.[2]

Ever since being taught how by Niko 14 years prior, Ohma performed image training within an out-of-body experience while asleep. By imagining an environment exactly like reality, Ohma made copies of fighters he had observed and then sparred with them. He fought in an average of eight imaginary matches while asleep and had fought in well over 40,000 imaginary matches over the past 14 years; due to the principles of rote learning, this enabled Ohma's brain to act without thinking.[21]

In extreme situations where his stamina is completely depleted, Ohma is able to involuntarily perform autophagy, breaking down his housekeeping proteins and allocating them to basic life functions, allowing him to fight past his limits. In this state, Ohma is capable of fighting with more steady and smooth motions than when he was fatigued.[22]

Due to the "Advance", Niko was forced to use Chi Blockage, creating a slight bend in his spine to reduce his "power output" ten years before the tournament.[14][23] As a result, Ohma lost several key memories as well as his mastery over the Niko Style. After regaining all his memories after his fight with Kure Raian, Ohma ascended to a new level of fighting skill, showing great mastery over the Niko Style as well as overall masterful fighting prowess.

Niko Style

Main article: Niko Style
A style supposedly created by Niko, his "adoptive father" and teacher. This style is made up of four different katas, or forms, each of which must be fully mastered for the Niko Style to be complete.[24] By the time of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament finals, Ohma had completely mastered "both" Niko Styles to an extreme degree.

Advance

Main article: Possessing Spirit
  • Ohma's first use of the Advance.
  • Ohma's changed Fighting Style.
  • Ohma's Advance against Ryu.
  • The Advance in Ohma's Dream State.
  • Ohma, being coerced to fully unleash the Advance.
  • The Possessing Spirit runs wild.
  • The Advance, at Maximum Output.
  • Ohma Tokita, with his eyes resembling the Kure Clan's.
  • Ohma's first usage with the Advance. (Anime)
  • Ohma uses the Advance against Inaba. (Anime)
  • Ohma provoked into using the Advance. (Anime)
  • Ohma, provoked into using the Advance. (Anime)
  • The Possessing Spirit runs wild. (Anime)
  • OOhma Tokita, with his eyes resembling the Kure Clan's. (Anime)
  • Possessing Spirit vs Removal. (Anime)

The Advance is a special technique and the 'other' half of the Niko Style. By overclocking his heart, Ohma's speed, acceleration, torque increase to the point that it also increases his damage output. At its maximum output, his speed and power drastically increases but, because of how it works, also prevents Ohma from using certain techniques of the Niko Style; the Adamantine Kata especially. If he attempted to do so, he could risk rupturing blood vessels at level of output.[25]

Before his fight against Kuroki Gensai, Ohma gained perfect control over the Advance, allowing him to regulate its output at will. By lowering the output of the Advance down to a certain level, Ohma became able to use it in tandem with the Niko Style with much less strain on his body.[25]

Theme

his theme is The Animal Fighter by Kenji Fujisawa

Notes & Trivia

  • At the end of Episode 12 of the anime adaptation, Ohma's age is given as 28* (the asterisk infers a yet unknown note or stipulation in regards to the given age).
  • As well as being a very self-sufficient person, Ohma enjoys eating meat with his least favourite food being tomatoes.[1]
  • Ohma is the 7th most popular character in the popularity poll with 9,842 votes.

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