is a Japanese
manga series written by Kikuhide Tani
and illustrated by Yoshihiro Kuroiwa
. It was serealized in the Shueisha
publication, Monthly Shōnen Jump
from 1992 to 1996. Zenki
was adapted into a fifty-one episode anime television series
in 1995 by Studio Deen
and also spawned five video games. Enoki Films
handles the English language
version of the anime.
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.
Centuries later, his descendant, a school girl named Chiaki Enno (役 小明, Enno Chiaki
, or Cherry Night in some dubs) is able to free Zenki, although the demon currently has the form of a brattish demon child. To transform this extremely defiant demon into the form that made him useful by her ancestor, she uses a bracelet that appeared on her wrist when servants of Karuma broke the seal that imprisoned a seed of Karuma. Zenki appears because the seeds of Karuma (which look like eyeballs) start appearing and turning people into monsters and Zenki needed again to eradicate this menace.
Zenki appears to be a child who transforms into his true and powerful demon form. In the early episodes, Chiaki needed to use the bracelet to transform Zenki into his true form. In the final episode, however, Zenki's anger allows him to transform into his true self. With the help of the bracelet and Goki,... Read More