|Present | Past|
|Height||189 cm (6'2")|
|Weight||81 kg (178.5 lb)|
|Relatives||Sha Gojyo - Half-Brother|
|Manga Debut||Sai. Vol 1, ch. 05|
|Anime Debut||Saiyuki Ep. 02|
|Seiyuu||Matsumoto Dai (松本 大)|
Kosugi Jūrōta (小杉 十郎太)
|English||Jason Miesse ( in Sai. Ep. 5-18) |
Mike MacRae ( in Sai. Ep. 20-50)
Paul St. Peter (in Sai R. & Sai R Gun.)
|Skills||Skilled warrior and Combatant|
|Weapons||Large Curved Sword|
BackgroundHis original name was Sha Jien. He at one point lived with this youkai father and mother until his father took a human mistress. Jien's younger half-brother, Sha Gojyo, was conceived through this union. After his brother's birth, his father and the mistress died. It is not know if these two deaths have any relation to each other. In the end, Gojyo came to live with Jien and his mother. The brotherly bond between Jien and Gojyo was strong and they cared deeply about each other. But the same could not be said for Jien's mother.
She was driven mad over time. She started to beat Gojyo and take out her frustrations on him. Jien did his best to sedate his mother, even going to far as to take his father's place in her bed. Gojyo blamed himself for his mother's tears and strained relationships in there house.
One day their mother lost it completely, attacking Gojyo with the intention of killing him. She scratched at his face with her demonic craws and left the scars that are still visible on his face to this day. As she cornered him, Gojyo had resigned himself to his death and thought if it could stop his mother from crying he wouldn't mind dying. Jien couldn't let that happen.
Jien killed his mother before she could do the same to Gojyo. But in the end, Jien could not take what he had done and abandoned Gojyo. Roughly six years before the beginning of the manga, Jien was taken in by Kougaiji.
When he entered Kougaiji's services, he relinquished the name Sha Jien and took up the name Dokugakuji. He was still in Kougaiji's services when he was unintentionally reunited with Gojyo again--On the battlefield. Gojyo was part of the infamous Sanzo Ikkou. The brothers exchanged witty banter and each stated that they had both chosen their paths and weren't planning on turning back. The reunion ended after the two groups temporarily banded together to defeat a gaint Shikigami that was attacking a village.
Dokugakuji returned with Kougaiji, his sister Lirin, and Yaone to Houtou Castle, their home. Lady Gyokumen Koushu, Kougaiji's step mother told Kougaiji to not confront the Sanzo Ikkou, but to focus his energies on finding the other remaining 'Heaven and Earth Scriptures'. Dokugaukiji and the others were upset with the change of orders, but did as they were told.
Eventually Dokugakuji heard about a scripture that was in possession of a scorpion demon in the desert that had eaten the Sanzo Priest that was governed with protecting it. The two of them set out to find it, but not before having a run in with one of the leading scientist working on the revival project to awaken Gyumaoh, Kougaiji's father. The scientist, Dr. Ni, gave Kougaiji a warning before they left about hold what you cherish most close to you. He also pushed some of Dokugakuji's buttons, bringing up his younger brothers and Gojyo's half-demonic/half-human lineage.The two made it to the desert only to find that the scorpions demon, Ren ri, was dead and he castle under the sand buried, all the work of the Sanzo-ikkou. But the Sanzo party had not made it out unscathed and Genjo Sanzo, their leader, was greatly injured. Son Goku, another member of the Sanzo-ikkou asked Kougaiji for help. Kaougaiji made a reckless deal with him that if Goku could kill him, Kougaiji would give him one of their flying dragons. Dokugakuji tried to stop him, but Kougaiji insisted. Goku, who saw few opsions given Sanzo's state, agree and took off his Demon limiter taking his true form, Seiten Taisei.
Seiten Taisei beat Kougaiji to a bloody pulp and might had killed him if Dokugakuji had not stepped in. But the demonic teenager defeated Dokugakuji quickly as well. After Seiten Taisei was taken out by a barely conscious Sanzo, Dokugakuji retreated taking Kougaiji with him, claiming that he could never forgive the Sanzo-ikkou for this.
Back home, Dokugakuji searched for Yaone. Kougaiji was in need of medical care immediately. Unable to find her, Dr. Ni offered his services. With little options, Dokugakuji handed Kougaiji over to the mad scientist. Later Dokugakuji learned from Yaone that they had taken Lirin away to experiment on her. By then it was too late and the scientist had already messed with Kougaiji's head. After taking a few more painful jabs on Dokugakuji, Dr. Ni returned their prince to them, no longer the man he was before.
Dokugakuji blamed himself for not being able to protect yet another person that he saw as his "little brother". Kougaiji was commanded to find the Sanzo-ikkou again and this time annihilate them. Dokugakuji and Yaone followed after him, but lost him temporarily. They ran into the Sanzo-ikkou while looking for kougaiji. They kind of rescued the three remaining members from a river, only to be later confronted by a hired assassin named Zakuro who trapped the Sanzo-ikkou in an illusion. Zakuro tortured Gojyo to prove a point to Dokugakuji that the Sanzo party were their enemies.
When Sanzo broke out of the illusion himself, they all went looking for Kougaiji who was already fighting in the fourth member of the Sanzo-ikkou, Goku. Goku, tired from fighting a small army of demons before Kougaiji showed up, passed out when his teammates arrived. Gojyo, Hakkai, and Sanzo picked up where their monkey had left off.
When Dokugakuji and Yaone tried to step in Kougaiji threatened that if they got in his way, he would kill them. The two stood back watching until they couldn't take it anymore and step into to protect their prince. This was the first thing to crack the control that the Lady Gyokumen. When Dokugakuji was in danger, Kougaiji finally snapped out of it and returned to himself. The three of them returned to Houtou Castle and rescued Lirin. The four of them are currently training, determined to beat the Sanzo-ikkou under their own terms next time they meet.
The next time we see Dokugakuji is with Kougaiji as they are sent to attack and invade Sharak Sanzo 's temple. The two split up with Kougaiji running into Sanzo and Dokugakuji taking on Hassan. During the fight, he can sense the demon prince is in trouble and runs to his aid, shielding him from a devastating blast from the war god bent on destroying all Youkai, Nataku. Dokugakuji pays the ultimate price for his sacrifice as Kougaiji cries out in despair.