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''Dororon Enma-kun'' (ドロロンえん魔くん), also known as ''Satanikus!'', is a Japanese horror-comedy anime and manga series created by GoNagai. It's one of Nagai's most famous works in Japan, although not very well known in the rest of the world. Enma is the nephew of the king of hell (also named Enma). Due to him being somewhat of a handful, Enma is sent to the human world to capture youkai that have escaped hell and are causing problems. Following him is Chapeau-jii, a sentient witch's hat with an encyclopedic knowledge of youkai, Yukiko-Hime, a snow-woman princess and Enma's love interest, and Kappaeru, a kappa and Enma's best friend.

Joining them on their quest is Tsutomu-kun and Harumi-chan, two humans from the school Enma makes his base under (which one joins first depends on which version of the story you're reading/watching). Together, they make up the Demon Patrol, and work at protecting the town from youkai, sexually harassing Yukiko, and... well, that's about it, really.

The series is particularly notable because it was Go Nagai's first attempt at a children's manga after almost single-handedly bootstrapping the {{Ecchi}} subgenre of comedy manga in Japan with ''Harenchi Gakuen'' -- having said that, it is also a bit of ValuesDissonance to western sensibilities: the nudity and sexuality in the series is blatant, especially in the [[HotterAndSexier more modern remakes]], and Enma is a very unrepentant, perverted AntiHero. (except the original 1973 anime which was an attempt by Toei to make a true series for kids.)

Over the 40 years that Enma-kun has existed there have been a number of remakes, spin offs, and parodies. For example, in 2000, Go Nagai did a parody spinoff, ''Dororon Enpi-Chan'' (どろろん艶靡ちゃん), with a gender-bent cast and the sexuality turned up to 11 -- notable because the main female lead, Enpi-chan (a sort of cross between Nagai's ''Anime/KekkoKamen'' and Enma) is a reoccurring character in the most recent animated version.

In 2006, it would get a sequel/remake in ''Demon Prince Enma'', which dropped the comedy and became a full-fledged suspense-horror series. After the OVA was released, another manga version was released called ''Satanikus ENMA Kerberos'' by Eiji Toriyama, as well as a new series, ''Enma Vs Dororon Enma Kun Gaiden'', which was a surprise crossover with [[Anime/CuteyHoney Honey Kisaragi.]]

This is just touching the surface of the various versions of Enma, however -- the Go Nagai Fans group on Website/DeviantArt has an excellent summary [[http://gonagaifans.deviantart.com/blog/37948434/ here]].

Most recently, an animated remake by Creator/YoshitomoYonetani entitled ''Dororon Enma-kun Meera Mera'' began airing in Japan in April 2011, and returns to the manga's comedic (and {{Ecchi}}) roots.

The 2011 series has been licenced by [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]].

!!Tropes appearing in the original anime and manga:
* GenderFlip: ''Dororon Enpi-Chan'', a parody manga by Go Nagai with a gender-flipped cast -- Enma was replaced by Enpi[[note]]"Voluptuous seductress"[[/note]], who was just as sex crazed as Enma [[UpToEleven but also a nudist and exhibitionist to boot]], Yukiko-Hige[[note]]"Beard"[[/note]], a male transsexual version of Yukiko-Hime, and Kabako, a female version of Kapperu. Playing the trope a little more straight, the male Tsutomu was replaced with Harumi (the other being demoted to extra) in the remake.
* {{Youkai}}: Most the members of the main cast, plus all the monsters.

!!Tropes appearing in the 2011 remake:
* ACupAngst: Harumi, and she uses her lack of breasts to get out of being used as a decoy in Episode 3.
* AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale: Yukiko tends to punish Enma quite harshly when he upsets her, though he usually deserves it.
* ActionGirl: Yukiko, when she's not getting captured, that is.
* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: Common, and guaranteed to immediately gravitate towards [[MsFanservice Yukiko-hime]].
* AllMenArePerverts: Yes, all of them. Even the talking hat.
* AllStarCast: Creator/KappeiYamaguchi, MamikoNoto, Creator/TakehitoKoyasu, Creator/AyakoKawasumi, Creator/KikukoInoue, Creator/NorioWakamoto and, HochuOtsuka all lend their voices.
* AnIcePerson: Yukiko-hime has power over ice, enjoys taking freezing baths, and likes to hang out by open freezers. Since she's a [[{{Youkai}} Yuki-Onna]], it's only natural.
* AnimateInanimateObject: Chapeau-jii is a floating, talking hat with a face.
* AntiClimax: A particularly amusing one in Episode Three. [[spoiler:Dokuro, the MonsterOfTheWeek, has been set up as the most powerful foe that team has yet faced, and a potential BigBad candidate. However, the entire episode ends up focusing on the Patrol's preparations for his arrival, and he only shows up after the credits... to be rapidly dispatched by Enma, [[AnimatedActors since he'd spent so much time waiting around offstage that his legs had fallen asleep]].]]
* AntiVillain: Enpi, who just wants the world to be a more fun and sexy place, and frequently has to turn on her own minions when they start going too far. [[spoiler: And considering she's the only one who opposes the Global Genocide in the final two episodes on its own merits, she's arguably more heroic than the main characters.]]
* AscendedExtra / DemotedToExtra: Harumi and Tsutomu, respectively.
* AssKicksYou: Chiiko-sensei does a good show of this.
* AssShove: Yukiko experiences this in Episode Six after Enma's rescue attempt results in his head going up her backside.
** And in episode 7 Enma {{Facefault}}s into Harumi's backside.
* BadassPrincess: Yukiko.
* BalloonBelly: Fukurashiko The MonsterOfTheWeek of episode six inflates people via touch, and those who are inflated also inflate those THEY touch. The entire cast winds up ballooned, and much Hilarity ensues.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Everyone who isn't [[TheTeamNormal Harumi]].
* BeeBeeGun: Hachinosu-Nyudo (Beehive-Baldy), the MonsterOfTheWeek for episode five, uses his ''head'' as one.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Demons (and presumably Gods and Angels) can't be destroyed, as killing them merely sends them back to their respective planes of existence. As a result, they're very casual about death, and can't understand why humans make such a big fuss over it. [[spoiler: This is actually important to the plot, as in the final two episodes, Heaven and Hell agree to kill off billions of humans in order to [[HumanResources harvest their souls for "soulperglue".]] When Harumi points out how horriffic this is, Enma tells her not to worry... She should just do enough bad things to get sent to Hell when she dies, get the soulperglue painfully extracted from her for a measly hundred years or so, and then she'll be free to hang out with the rest of the gang!]]
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Harumi has a tendency to do this with ''herself''.
* BoobsOfSteel: Chiiko-sensei. She manages to hold her own against Enma and even uses her boobs to smack him around.
** Also Enpi does this (literally) to Hachinosu-Nyudo when he increases her [[BreastExpansion boobs]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Frequently.
* BreastExpansion: And the rarer Butt Expansion too. All in episode five.
* CallingYourAttacks: Both Enma and Yukiko do this.
* CampGay: Renkonman, one of Harumi's classmates, and Enma's uncle, the King of Hell.
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: SUBVERTED with Enma towards Yukiko.
* CasanovaWannabe: Kappaeru considers himself a handsome ladies' man. Nobody else does.
* TheChewToy: Tobachiri-sensei. He's been hilariously beat up in every episode so far.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: [[spoiler: Made between Slipsqueak and Enpi according to Slipsqueak.]]
* ColorFailure: Yukiko and Harumi in Episode 3.
* CombatCommentator: Kappaeru in Episode 6, due to everyone else being in deep space at the time and thus unable to make any sound.
* CombatPragmatist: Renegade demons fight ''dirty'', and Enma has had to pick up a fair few sneaky tricks of his own in his time on the Demon Patrol, ever since his first attempt to battle honourably resulted in Yukiko having to bail him out.
* CoolTeacher: Harumi describes Chiiko-sensei this way.
* CouchGag: The cast's ever-changing outfits during each episode's OpeningNarration.
* CreepyUncle: Enma the Great, the mighty lord of Hell. Feared not for his terrible, infernal power, but for his flamboyant, overbearing, overly-affectionate attitude that sends even the sternest soul fleeing for the hills in minutes.
* CuteAndPsycho: Enpi after her hat comes off.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Demons in general. It's just the minority who head up to the surface to torment humans who make them look bad, and who the Demon Patrol are assigned to hunt down.
* DemonSlaying: Technically Enma isn't supposed to slay the demons he fights, but he doesn't seem to care.
* DropTheHammer: Enma's FinishingMove.
** Once Yukiko and Enpi joins him.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: When Harumi and Yukiko fall into a deep sleep in Episode 4, Chapeau-jii kisses them to break the spell. When it doesn't work, Enma takes advantage of Yukiko's state all too eagerly.
* {{Ecchi}}: Very much so.
* EnemyMine: Frequent between Enpi and the Demon Patrol when her latest scheme backfires.
* ExpressiveAccessory: Yukiko's skull-shaped hairpin and Enpi's skull-shape kneepads change their expressions expressions to match their moods.
* {{Expy}}: Yukiko looks very much the heroine of CuteyHoney, which was also by GoNagai and a lot more famous in the west.
** Meanwhile, Enpi, the MysteriousWatcher of Episode 3, strongly resembles KekkoKamen. Kekko herself makes an appearance in the final episode as an angel named Kekkou Honey, only she's wears Honey's outfit from the 90s OVA.
* {{Facefault}}: Slipsqueak's power.
* FaceStealer: Episode 1's villain Face Eater, who turns his victims into TheBlank.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: The world the Youkai all come from looks like this.
* FiveManBand: The cast's position is pretty much unchanged, save for Yukiko-hime being a full-time Lancer. Tsutomu-kun's role, meanwhile, got taken over by Harumi (his girlfriend in the original series) who also has shades of being TheChick.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Slipsqueak
* GagBoobs: Chiiko-sensei
* GagPenis: Taken to typical RefugeInAudacity levels in Episode 1, where Enma duels a foe who wields his gigantic metal schlong like a {{BFS}}.
** Also, one of the demons in the opening.
* GameFace: When Enpi's Hat mask comes off.
** Possessed Chiiko-sensei in episode 3
* GoingCommando: Yukiko-hime, according to Enma (and her reaction pretty much confirms it).
** Enpi, the MysteriousWatcher of Episode 3, is flying around dressed in little more than a hat and a cape!
** Yukiko confirms it herself in episode 6.
* GoodIsNotNice: Enma. The rest of the Patrol is pretty nice, though.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Taken to a ridiculous extent by both Enma and a possessed Chiiko-sensei in episode 3.
* TheGrimReaper: Dokuro, the villain of Episode 3, is a pretty obvious spoof of this.
* GroinAttack: Frequent. Yukiko does this to Enma TWICE in Episode 3, and that's not even getting into [[UnusualWeaponMounting the business with Face Eater]].
** Enpi defeats one of the villain of the week this way.
** One of the demons in episode 8 subverts this on Harumi and Enpi (and painfully).
* HarmlessFreezing: Inflicted on Enma by Yukiko with [[RunningGag frankly alarming frequency]]. It probably helps that he's a powerful fire demon.
* HauntedHeadquarters: The Youkai Patrol has their secret base underneath Harumi's school, complete with an icthyosaur guarding the moat that no one seems to mention.
* HotTeacher: Chiiko-sensei.
* HowWeGotHere: Episode 2 explains how and why Enma and the gang wound up on in the human world.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: The Youkai Patrol hunt down and often kill other Youkai. So far none of them are angsting about it, mostly because killing a youkai is just a messier and more painful way of sending them back to Hell.
* HurricaneOfPuns
* InformationBroker: Kappaeru. He's not that great at his job, but with ''this'' bunch of idiots, he's practically invaluable.
* {{Jerkass}}: Enma, in the 2011 anime.
* {{Kappa}}: Kappaeru. Definitely of the cuddly, harmless variety.
* KimonoFanservice: Yukiko wears an ''extremely'' short kimono.
* LampshadeHanging: Harumi has a tendency to do this, like in Episode 2 she was the only one to wonder out loud why a naked Yukiko had suddenly appeared in the squid monster's tentacles.
* LargeHam: Enma the Great. Naturally, it comes with being voiced by NorioWakamoto.
** Also Hachinosu-Nyudo.
* LetsGetDangerous: Yukiko-hime usually spends battles [[DistressedDamsel getting disabled in ridiculously fanservicey ways]]... but ''only'' when Enma is around to save her. When the team's actually in genuine trouble, she shows her true colours as an exceptionally powerful ice mage.
* LovableCoward: Kappaeru.
* LovableSexManiac: Enma-kun and Kappaeru.
* MadArtist: Hyakute.
* MagicSkirt: Yukiko's short kimono always covers her girl parts from the audience. Harumi's skirt seems to work the same way. Enpi's cape tends to fly up in just the right position to block herself from the camera.
* MagicWand: Enma's staff.
* MsFanservice: Considering the improbably high odds of Yukiko-hime ending up naked and assaulted by tentacles in any given fight scene, she could almost be considered a parody of this archetype if GoNagai hadn't invented it in the first place.
** And let's not forget Enpi, who is ''constantly'' in the nude.
* MisterExposition: Chapeau-ji in episode 2.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The series seems to be following this trend so far.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Hyakute, the villain of Episode 4.
* MultiColoredHair: Yukiko-hime is light blue on top and purple on the bottom.
* MushroomSamba: Episode 4 has the characters trapped in a highly bizarre dream world by a demon.
* MysteriousWatcher: At the very end of Episode 3, a mysterious woman dressed very much like Enma appears to be watching the heroes.
* NiceHat: Chapeau-ji is a living example of this trope and part of Enma's costume.
* NonActionGuy: Kappa-eru and Chapeau-ji both qualify, leaving the actual fighting of monsters to Enma and Yukiko.
* NoOntologicalInertia: Whatever evil was perpetrated by the MonsterOfTheWeek is undone by reducing him to a grease spot. Damage done by the heroes, being of a more physical variety, sticks around until the end of the episode. We're talking damage on par with [[RanmaOneHalf The Nerima Wrecking Crew]].
* OccultDetective: The Youkai Patrol have this as their job description. Try getting them to actually DO it.
* OnlySaneWoman: Harumi, who often seems more motivated to go demon-hunting than the folks who have it as their actual job description.
* PantyShot: Strangely ''subverted'' with Harumi in episode 1 and the beginning of episode 2. Enma-kun got a glimpse but the audience did not.
** And subverted again in episode 6 because she was wearing her school swimsuit under her clothes.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Enma.
* PlayingWithFire: Enma's powers all seem to be fire-based.
* PowerOfLove: [[spoiler: Enma]] has it sealed. And it is powerful enough to '''destroy everything'''.
* TheReveal: Enpi is Enmas sister and the circlet on his head used to be worn by her.
* RobeAndWizardHat: Enma's outfit. [[EvilCounterpart Enpi]], meanwhile, ''[[{{Stripperiffic}} only]]'' wears this.
* TheSeventies: The remake keeps the setting in its original time period.
* ShipTease: Between Enma and Yukiko-hime. [[spoiler: And as of Episode 4, Harumi seems to have a crush on Enma.]]
* ShoutOut: The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' makes an appearance in episode 4.
** From the same episode, we also have [[MazingerZ Enmazinger]], Kappaeru having his face resculpted to resemble {{Golgo 13}}, people turned into machines such as [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Mechagodzilla]], [[MazingerZ Doublas M2, and Boss Borot]], and various {{Devilman}} demons such as Mizun, Lacock, and the finally [[spoiler: Harumi]] becomes the OVA version of Sirene.
** The period and setting of the series (lower Tokyo in the early 70's) are practically identical to those of BrigadoonMarinAndMelan, which is also by YoshitomoYonetani, and much of the scenery and locations are the same with the bathhouse in Episode 1 and the amusement park in Episode 2 as two notable examples.
** Kappaeru floats past the Monolith from ''2001'' in Episode Six.
** Episode 10 references multiple SuperRobot shows including Fire Goblin and Ice Goblin morphing into a robot that resembles [[MazingerZ Baron Ashura]] and [[GaoGaiGar ChoRyuJin]], Enpi piloting a clone of [[SteelJeeg Big Shooter]], and three goblins based on food obviously forming (and completely failing at being) the [[Manga/GetterRobo Getter Team]].
** Many things in episode 12 including ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' of all things. Ryo from ''[[Manga/MaoDante Demon Lord Dante]]'' can be seen among the extras. ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' is briefly referenced in Enma's fight with Plume as her bra has a secret mirror in it, much like Baltan Seijin 2. Angel Mark possesses the Thunder Break from GreatMazinger. Finally one can find [[{{Gamera}} Gyaos]] hidden among the many individuals briefly when the power of love is activated.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Harumi. Poor, poor Harumi.
* SociopathicHero: Enma, who is less merciful to renegade demons than even ''the King of Hell'' wanted him to be. As he puts it, dead demons and banished demons end up in [[FireAndBrimstoneHell the same place]] either way, so it's no big deal which option he picks.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The show's ending theme at first sounds like a peaceful lullaby until you figure out that the lyrics are really about ''death.''
* SpiritualSuccessor: This series cleary aims to be to the original manga what ShinMazinger is to MazingerZ - remake that takes some freedom with original's plot, introduces new characters (including at last one CanonImmigrant) and gives main stars new, CrazyAwesome attacks, all to reintroduce the franchiche to modern audience and renew it's popularity.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Chiiko-sensei's taste in sleepwear is pretty skimpy.
** And then there Enpi.
* StupidityInducingAttack: The M.O. of Hachinosu-Nyudo, the villain of Episode 5.
* StylishProtectionGear: Enma's cape doubles as a shield. Enpi's version doubles as a bra and SceneryCensor material.
* TakahashiCouple: Enma-kun and Yukiko-hime.
* TakeThat: A strange example -- GoNagai has [[WordOfGod went on record]] as stating he pushed for/greenlit the Dororon Enma-Kun remake as a direct reaction to the 2010/2011 Anti-Anime laws being pushed through by Ishihara (the Governor of Tokyo), and that he specifically sees it as a repeat of the censorship he fought against in the early 70s (when his fighting against said censorship created the {{Ecchi}} subgenre).
* TheVirus: The Roly-Poly Plague of Episode Six serves as an exceptionally unserious example.
* TokenHuman: Harumi. At first she didn't even believe Youkai existed and was freaked when she found out they did, but she adjusted quickly after meeting the Patrol.
* {{Tsundere}}: Yukiko-hime is a Type B towards Enma.
* UnusualEyebrows: Enma's long, skinny brows go WAY off of his face and double as [[SpiderSense demon-sensing antennae.]]
* VaporWear: Yukiko-hime and it's a RunningGag. Meanwhile, Enpi takes this to it's illogical conclusion.
** And they're very proud of it.
*** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for Yukiko-Hime. As a [[AnIcePerson Yuki-Onna]] she's very sensitive to heat. To her wearing ''any'' underwear is like putting on a pair of long-johns in the middle of summer.
* WidgetSeries: AND HOW!
* WouldNotHitAGirl: Hachinosu-Nyudo considers himself a 'gentleman', and so prefers not to use his more dangerous abilities against women. [[AllMenArePerverts Humiliating abilities, on the other hand, are A-OK.]]
* WreckedWeapon: The first MonsterOfTheWeek's colossal armoured penis-club, much to his (understandable) horror.
* {{Youkai}}
* XRayVision: One of Enma's powers. [[PowerPerversionPotential He puts it to exactly the sort of uses that one would expect of him.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: So far this only applies to Yukiko.
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