Kami-sama Saiyuki infobox 001
Kanji 【神様】
Alias Nameless Sanzo
Age Unknown (early 20s)
Race Human
Gender Male
Hair Blond
Eye Color Green
Relatives Ukoku Sanzo - Adoptive Father/Master
Status Deceased
Manga Debut Sai. Vol 7, ch. 40-41
Anime Debut Saiyuki Reload Ep. 19
Seiyuu Daisuke Namikawa (浪川 大輔)
Yūko Satō (佐藤 ゆうこ, young Kami)
English Doug Erholtz
Stage Hirano Ryo
Weapons Prayer Beads
Five-Pronged Vajra

Apart from the alias Kami-sama (カミサマ), given to him by the two youkai children he found, he was also referred to as the Nameless Sanzo. During a final showdown, Genjo Sanzo asked him about his official title given to him when he became a Sanzo priest. Kami-sama became frustrated because he didn't have an answer with a name to give. Nevertheless, Kami-sama was the first great enemy that the Sanzo Ikkou fought.


"You get close when you want to attack. When You get scared, you run away. When you get angry, you lash out. It's easy to predict the actions of a child. I have plenty of experience in juvenile behavior."

- Cho Hakkai

Real name and age unknown, his mentality  was that of someone quite a bit younger than his apparent physical age. He was like a naive, sadistic child. Kami-sama probably suffered from some kind of developmental disorder brought on from the pain and suffering he knew as a child prior to his being raised by his master. His personality seems to have become even more warped after meeting Ukoku.

Rather than ever learning the meaning of life and death, it became a game. A game where he was the strongest player, which implies a large amount of arroganceon his part. He aligned himself with God, hence Kami-sama which translates literally to The God in Japanese. When asked why he killed Kinkaku he responded with, "Because I don't need you anymore", much like he was throwing away a useless toy. Even at the point of his death, he was talking about how it was all a game and that his loss (death) meant the castle was coming down.

He seemed to have a lot of power, but his greatest advantages were the many "tools" and "gifts" from his master. Even at the end as Kami-sama was speaking to Ukoku, he was telling him how much he really admired his master and aspired to be like him, though Ukoku wasn't ignoring his disciple's last words. It seemed at the end Kami-sama realized it really wasn't a game and wanted to still live, but by that point it seemed too late.


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Kami-sama's appearance
Sai. Reload Ep. 24

"We thought he was God. We thought Kami-sama had found us. He had shinning gold hair and pretty white clothes. Since we were so dizzy, he looked just like God"

- Ginkaku

Kami-sama had a very handsome face, if not for the burn-like scar around his right eye, a reddish-purple color. When he first appears in the series, he's wearing white robes not unlike Sanzo's. His form is also wrapped in crimson Prayer Beads--beads that he uses as a primary weapons and also function to help him cast illusions. Something very distinct about his appearance is that he's wearing the Golden Crown of a Sanzo priest: Ukoku Sanzo's. However, he's missing the scripture that should be draped over the shoulders. He has blond, shoulder-length hair that parts in the front--showing some resemblance of the late Koumyou Sanzo. It is likely at this is not a coincidence. He also has very green eyes.

Lastly, Kami-sama has something very distinct about his appearance that should set off some kind of alarm. Kami-sama has a Chakra on his brow. This is a mark given to only those that were chosen by the gods (or gods themselves). Which would imply that Kami-sama was the rightful heir, accepted by Heaven, to the Muten, but he never received a holy name or the scripture from his master.

As a child, Kami-sama appears in a casual clothing and his shoulder length blond hair is tied in a low ponytail.



Kouryuu's first meeting with Kami-sama
Sai. Reload Ep. 22

Kami-sama was a war orphan. He was taken in by Ukoku when the priest was passing through the town where he was present. He approached Ukoku, adressing him as "God" and asking him to buy him, to which Ukoku responded, asking "Do you believe in God?"

Kami-same used to be quite vain, but also mute. Ukoku thoroughly spoiled him and he was raised as a selfish prince. During his youth, Kami-sama also met Genjo Sanzo who was still Kouryuu at the time. He attempted to force Kouryuu to play with him and when Kouryuu refused him, he obnoxiously responded by taunting him. His behavior towards Kouryuu only for strengths his true pampered nature.

His spiritual training was severe, but he adored his “Sensei”, who tamed him with candy and a whip, with something close to obsession. He mimicked Ukoku’s speech patterns, and even tried keeping Kinkaku and Ginkaku by his side as Ukoku had when he'd taken him in. But conversely by doing so he ended up realizing that he too was nothing more than a toy to Ukoku. His “Ukoku impersonation” mask came off when he was cornered by the Sanzo Ikkou, and his word choice changed from the “boku” [僕] form of “I” to the “ore” [俺] form.

Meeting God

The Sanzo Ikkou's first encounter with the estranged nameless Sanzo was immediately after he'd dispatched Kinkaku. After disregarding Kinkaku's death, Kami-sama approached Sanzo, saying "I don't wanna be compared to you. It's just that I'm waaaay stronger than you are." When Gojyo demanded to know why Kami-sama killed Kinkaku, Kami-sama smiled mocking. Gojyo attacks, but kami-sama's form turns to beads and he escapes easily.

Kami-sama was the first villain to defeat the Sanzo Ikkou so completely. He was also the first enemy that confronted the Sanzo ikkou that managed to take the Manten Sutra from Sanzo and in the process severely injuring the ikkou members. With help from Hakuryuu and the quick acting of Sha Gojyo, the ikkou managed to make a retreat, though all feeling severely beaten.

It was a severe blow to the four fighters as they had underestimated their enemy's abilities. But they came back after recuperating, and faced him again for another showdown, this time using Union Tactic to defeat him. In the end he was successfully defeated where Genjo Sanzo managed to shoot him three times with his gun, thus ending the furious showdown.
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"I'm glad..."' - Kami-sama
Sai. Reload Ep. 25

He refused a rescue offer from Sha Gojyo in order to meet his master. Before he died, he asked his master if "Is God real?". His master replied "I don't think so." Kami-sama's last words were "I'm glad..." meaning that he is glad that God is not real as he died peacefully already after hearing the answer he wanted to hear from his master. He was killed by falling stone and buried beneath the crumbling castle.


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Kami-sama's master, sensei, & foster father
Sai. Reload Ep. 25

Ukoku Sanzo - He was Kami-sama's master who he praised worshiped like a god. He gives Ukoku a full respect and would do anything he orders. Ukoku doted on him and gave him a castle and stuff toys.

Kinkaku and Ginkaku - (In progress...)

Abilities and Weapons

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Kami-sama's suffocating Hakkai
Sai. Reload Ep. 24

  • Kami-sama wears a long strand of Buddhist prayer beads which wrap loosely around his body. He controls them using his spiritual power. He was well trained in combat, able to easily dodges attack from enemies and move as if he was flying. Plus, he could also deflect heavy hits from opponents.
  • His beads are able to attack and strike at his enemies in short distance (pierce through body) and long distance (able to capture and strangle).
  • He can summon a palm size rod that has golden peach fruit shape on both ends. The controller is able to summon and command floating beads to move erratically like projectiles to hit his enemies. His weapon was so powerful that it has led to one of Genjo Sanzo and Sanzo party's bitter defeats.
  • He also has the ability to create illusions spells. He has used illusion spells on Ginkaku believing his brother Kinkaku was transformed into a hideous beast. In order to confuse strangers entering his castle, he had created an endless loop route in a forest outside his castle compound and Maze of Fog which was placed at the entrance of his castle.
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Kami-sama's toy soldier amry
Sai. Reload Ep. 25

  • To aid him in his fight against the four fighters, the Nameless Sanzo has plush toy armies in his castle that were made of captured human souls (that were considered bad) by Ginkaku. It would be raised to serve him when he is in trouble.
  • He used esoteric Buddhist tools like the Five-Pronged Vajra, and he also used a technique where he sprays the prayer beads like bullets. He was agile and fast, as though he had wings



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