Characters / Michinoku Pro Wrestling

As this is a professional wrestling character page, certain tropes (such as Heel–Face Turn, Face–Heel Turn, Cool Mask, Underwear of Power, etc...) can be considered universal and do not need to be listed for each wrestler.

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    Michinoku Seikigun 

Jinsei Shinzaki

  • Badass Grandpa: The oldest in the roster along Último Dragón.
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Bash Brothers: With Hayabusa outside of Michinoku Pro.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: A notorious one in terms of wrestling style. He can do high-flying feats with ease, but his usual style is lazy and slow-paced, doing as few moves as possible and relying on his gimmick and signature spots.
  • Cool vs. Awesome: His matches as Hakushi against The Great Muta and The Undertaker.
  • Dull Surprise: A mild grimacing seems to be all his selling, and only after a very painful-looking move.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: His alter ego Hakushi has some supernatural powers, being the most known of them his ability to die and resurrect without much trouble. In fact, he is in storyline entombed in the montains of Tohoku when not wrestling.
  • Feel No Pain: Evidently not in Sasuke's level, but even so, he has a considerable pain tolerance.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Sasuke. Despite both being fan favorites, Shinzaki has been his most consistent adversary over the years.
  • Human Notepad: As Hakushi, which has his skin covered in Buddhist texts in a reference to the folk character Hoichi the Earless.
  • Light Is Not Good: Debuted as a heel in 1992 as a member of the Delfín Gundan, but became a fan favorite thanks to his gimmick and presence.
  • Lightning Bruiser: A heavyweight able to maneuver like a junior heavyweight.
  • Meaningful Name: Jinsei means Life in Japanese. Similarly, Hakushi can be read as White Death or White Master.
  • The Mentor: Towards Hayato Fujita during his initial short face run. In fact, he personally scouted Hayato before introducing him in MPW.
  • Only Sane Man/Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Despite his startings as heel, in modern times he is the only wrestler who has never turned heel nor got involved in revolutions, cult stables or some other madness.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't talk very much, except while acting as the MPW general manager.
  • Red Baron: "Nenbutsu Daishi" ("The Buddhist Prayer Grandmaster"), "Mat no Junreisha" ("The Pilgrim of the Mat").
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Sasuke's red.
  • Religious Bruiser: His gimmick is an arukihenro or Buddhist pilgrim.
  • The Stoic: One of the biggest in the puroresu world.
  • Warrior Monk: Not exactly a monk, but still.

Kesen Numajiro

Kinya Oyanagi

Yapper Man #1

  • Kappa: His previous gimmick, Shibaten.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His old Banana Senga gimmick.
  • Token Good Teammate: Banana Senga was the only fan favorite in Los Salseros Japoneses, probably because his more comedic approach to the gimmick.

Yapper Man #2

Yapper Man #3

  • The Chick: The only girl in the Yapper Men team and the entire Michinoku Pro.
  • Cosplay: Her gimmick is a tribute to Yatterman.

Ultimo Dragon


  • The Artifact: His role in the promotion has remained unchanged for years. Even after turning heel and joining Kowloon, his luck was the same - a perennial mid-carder with no solid hopes of ascending the scale.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: With a tilt to high-flying.
  • The Jannetty: Was this to Yoshitsune and later to Kagetora. Only in his recent team with Kenbai he seems to be the major member.


Taro Nohashi

  • Legacy Character: His old Shinjitsu Nohashi gimmick was this to Jinsei Shinzaki's one. Currently, he (probably unintentionally) resembles more Takashi Iizuka.
  • The Quisling: Betrayed Fujita and made Kenou his new leader.
  • Meaningful Name: Shinjitsu means Truth.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He is easily the smallest non-midget wrestler in Japan, but he does not lack skill at all.
  • Red Baron: "Nippon Saisho Puroresura" ("The Smallest Pro Wrestler in Japan").
  • Weapon of Choice: A blue plastic box.


Rui Hyugaji

Daichi Sasaki

Ayumu Gunji

    Mū no Taiyō 

The Great Sasuke

Kei and Shu Sato / Brahman Brothers

  • Bald of Evil: Their Brahman hairdos.
  • Bash Brothers: They had been one of the most strongly pushed tag teams in Japan ever. The duo was ridiculously effective in tag team matches and almost never lost, at least until they became the Brahman Brothers.
  • Creepy Twins: The biggest example in pro wrestling.
  • Flanderization: They were somewhat prone to Garbage Wrestling since their Face–Heel Turn in 2005, but over time their moveset was taken over by it and nowadays they can literally work an entire match without a single wrestling move. The technical mastery they learned in Toryumon has been practically forgotten.
  • Hollywood Satanism: A sort of.
  • Idol Wrestlers: Their first gimmick was a Boy Band named Sailor Boys. Back in Toryumon X they were completed by Taiji Ishimori, so The Great Sasuke tried to replace him in Michinoku Pro, with disastrous results.
  • Kick Guys: Use a variety of shoot kicks, including spots like Toshiaki Kawada's punt kicks and Masaaki Mochizuki's sankakugeri.
  • Non-Indicative Name: They are Brahmans only in name. Their gimmick is apparently a pair of zombie satanists.
  • Pornstache
  • Super Spit: As part of their zombie gimmick, they puke green goo over their enemies. It doesn't seem to have any supernatural effects, but it once turned Kuishinbo Kamen and Kikutaro into zombies. Weird stuff.
  • Tag Team Twins: A paradigmatic example.

    Bad Boy 

Hayato Fujita

  • The Ace: Not literally, but "ace" is a Japanese term for the top wrestler in the promotion, and Hayato has been the top heel for most of his career. Ironically, or perhaps intuitively, he is not a lucharesu wrestler.
  • Anti-Hero: Is arrogant, cocky and coarse, but the crowds love him.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: His heel persona is a notorious one.
  • The Apprentice: Though his fighting style could not be more different to his, Hayato was scouted, trained and introduced by Jinsei Shinzaki.
  • Ax-Crazy: Has shades of it as a heel.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Fits the lucharesu role of young punk with an attitude problem, very much like CIMA at his beginnings.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Had a short face run in 2005, having a one-night feud with Los Salseros Japoneses before being sent to Toryumon Mexico to gain experience.
  • Hero Killer: Became one after utterly destroying Yoshitsune and The Great Sasuke.
  • In the Blood: His father Hayato Fujita Sr. was a accomplished wrestler despite suffering from cerebral palsy.
  • Kick Guy: Uses hard shoot kicks to demolish his opponents.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Red Baron: "Junior", "God Bless".
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some sites spell his name in the Japanese order, "Fujita Hayato", which is technically correct, but not adequate to the context.
  • Something Completely Different: His hard hit shoot-style gives him advantage over the luchadores of the promotion.
  • True Companions: With Minamino and Ooma, who were the only Kowloon members that refused to betray him. They jumped to protect him from a beatdown by Kenou and the rest of the stable and went to form Bad Boy with him and Ken45º.
  • Villainous BSOD: Had one after being betrayed by his Kowloon pals.

Takeshi Minamino

Manjimaru / Maguro Ooma


    Occasional wrestlers 

Eagles Mask

  • Batter Up: Uses a bat to hit his opponent.
  • I Know Baseball: His gimmick is based on the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team.


  • Celebrity Resemblance: He looks like Shuji Kondo, which was noted later in his career. Amusingly enough, he debuted before Kondo himself.

Otoko Sakari


  • Gay Bravado: He wrestles with a dog collar, for starters, and does pelvic thrusts on every opportunity.
  • Mr. Fanservice: And not without reason, as he is a former Mister Kyoto contest winner.


Dick Togo

Gran Naniwa

Ikuto Hidaka


Kaz Hayashi


Mango Fukuda

  • Acrofatic: A big guy able to do moonsault and flying splashes with ease.
  • The Brute: For Los Salseros Japoneses. He was the biggest member.
  • Dancing Is Serious Business: As part of Los Salseros Japoneses, he danced salsa (what else?) during his entrance.

Masao Orihara / Sasuke the Great

Kanjyuro Matsuyama

  • Facial Markings: Wore makeup as part of his kabuki gimmick.
  • Unflinching Walk: Has a very personal way to land casually on his feet after hitting his opponent in a plancha or suicide dive.
  • Put on a Bus: Left for Osaka Pro Wrestling, where he built his career up.

Mens Teioh

  • Big Brother Mentor: He leads the MEN's Club, a wrestling division for young cruiserweight wrestlers who lack exposure elsewhere.
  • Homage: His first gimmick, Terry Boy, was taken from Terry Funk.
  • Mighty Glacier: Unusual for a lucharesu wrestler, but he does not use high-flying moves, in favor of a more grounded and strength-based offensive.

Minoru Fujita

  • Red Baron: "Damashi Tamashii" ("Deceiving Soul").
  • Walking the Earth: Despite his consistent pushes in most companies, Fujita is known for his liking to move along the pro wrestling scene, wandering from very small promotions to big ones from time to time.

Shanao / Yoshitsune

Sho Funaki

Super Delfín

TAKA Michinoku

Takeshi Ono / Masked Tiger

Tiger Ali

  • Expy: Of Tiger Jeet Singh.

Tiger Mask IV

Tsubo Genjin