Animated Character Database

Souketsu (痩傑 Sōketsu?) is an Upper S Class demon and former friend/sparring partner of the late Demon King, Raizen. He shows up with the rest of Raizen's old friends to pay their respects and later allied with Yusuke Urameshi and participated in the Demon World Tournament.


Souketsu has dark blond hair, black eyes and two long horns protruding from under a maroon beret. He wears a teal shirt along with a sleeveless lighter blue shirt over it and dark blue pants. He also seems to have a serpentine tail, fangs, claws and pointed ears.


Although little has been seen of him, Souketsu has shown a few notable personality traits. He has a tendency to trash talk before and during his fights, causing Jin to think he sounds like a professional wrestler in the English dub. He was quite cocky in his fight with Jin, he seemed to greatly hold back on the wind master. In his fight with Shu, he is seen taunting him, telling him he "hoped Shu wouldn't look stupid when he lost".

Despite his arrogance, he respected Jin's resolve as the wind master's tenacity reminded him of his own battles with Raizen, where he would fight even though there was no chance of winning. Even though he had lost against Raizen, he was glad that he was able to fight such a worthy foe. After Jin fell unconscious while standing upright, rather than finishing him off, Souketsu helped carry him out of the arena.


Three Kings Saga[]

Souketsu is an Upper S Class demon who used to be a friend of Raizen. He along with his other friends allied with Yusuke Urameshi and competed in the Demon World Tournament. He ends up fighting against Jin in the tournament. During his fight, Souketsu points out that he once fought, and lost against Raizen. Jin puts up a good fight, but passes out on his feet and is later carried away by Souketsu.

In a later match he is seen fighting with Shu, another friend of Raizen's. During the battle, Shu comments that it has been at least a thousand years since the two of them fought each other. It is unknown who wins their battle.

Powers and Abilities[]

During his fight with Jin, he revealed that he is able to levitate himself in the air. He has great speed, even greater than Jin's. In his next fight, he was involved in an energy struggle against Shu.

  • Flight: This is a special ability where the user manipulates their Energy so that they can levitate or fly.
  • Super Speed: This is the ability of moving at great speed, which creates the illusion of Teleportation. During the Three Kings Saga, it becomes a more common technique among users, used for more advanced movement and dodging, and as a base for other movement techniques with all types of Energy.
  • Upper S Class Energy: Although not much was seen of his powers, it can be assumed he is extremely powerful since he is an S Class demon, and remained on par with the likes of the Three Kings after centuries of not fighting.

Known Techniques/Moves[]

  • Energy Beam Emission: Souketsu emits a beam of red energy from his palm. This blast failed against Jin's maneuvers.
  • Energy Concealment: This is the ability to control and reduce the latent energy of a user, which can be attained after intense training and seclusion and if the user is an adept martial artist. He proved to have great power within himself when he and Raizen's Friends released their true powers, thus proving their excitement to enter the Demon World Tournament.


  • Raizen: Souketsu was trying to defeat Raizen. But after Raizen's death, he participated in the Demon World Tournament to pay his respects to Raizen.
  • Yusuke Urameshi: After Raizen's death, Souketsu began allying with Yusuke, and with the rest of Raizen's allies and friends he participated in the Demon World Tournament to pay his respects to Yusuke's ancestor. Souketsu was sure that he would be able to beat Yusuke, but it turns out that Souketsu is still Yusuke's ally even now and then.


  • In the English dub, he incorrectly calls Yusuke Raizen's ancestor.
  • In one variant of the English dub, Souketsu incorrectly refers to Jin as the son of Raizen, since he refers to Yusuke in the Japanese version.
  • His clothing resembles to those of Kite in Hunter x Hunter, another one of Togashi's works.