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Name meaning

Fire Hoof

English TV


Biographical information


Killed by Inuyasha



Physical information


Horse yōkai



Eye color


Hair color


Skin color





Manga Debut

Chapter 294

InuYasha Anime

Episode 141

Voice Actors

Japanese Seiyū


English VA


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Entei (炎蹄, "Fire hoof") is a horse yōkai that obeys only the most powerful of yōkai.


Entei does not seem to have any true loyalties and he aligns himself with the strongest demon he sees. In the anime, he does seem to show some loyalties to Hakudōshi as he covered his escape.


The anime gives some insight into Entei's background which was completely unexplored in the manga. Entei first appears to a rather powerful halberd-wielding ogre demon named Rengokuki who fought off hordes of demons with ease and had a strong will. Recognizing his strength, Entei offers him his servitude and the two become a feared duo. Some time later, the demon is pacified by a powerful holy seal which is then destroyed by Hakudōshi.

During the storyEdit

Entei reunites with his old partner and does battle with Inuyasha's group and is able to fend them off if only for a little while before fleeing. He later comes across Hakudōshi and challenges him, but he seems to be unable to even phase him. As the 'battle' drags out, Entei begins to second-guess Rengokuki's power and eventually throws him off his back, rejecting his old master and accepting Hakudōshi as its new master. Rengokuki is subsequently beheaded and Hakudōshi takes his weapon as a prize.

From then on, Entei is ridden by Hakudōshi for all of his future appearances until he is finally vanquished by Inuyasha with his Bakuryūha.

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

  • Speed: Entei is infamous for his rather astounding speed and appears to be as fast as Sesshōmaru.
  • Fire: Being a fire elemental, Entei is able to breath fire from his mouth, spitting fire balls or a stream of fire, similar to a flamethrower.
  • Flame burst: Entei used a powerful flame burst destroying the hill in which he was sealed.
  • Thunder: When concentrating, his demonic power can launch a very destructive and powerful thunder attack.
  • Shōki: Entei can generate a poisonous miasma which he used to discourgage Miroku from using his Kazaana.

Manga vs. AnimeEdit

The portrayal of Entei's death differs between the manga and the anime. In the manga, Inuyasha killed Entei and destroyed Hakudōshi's body with the Wind Scar simultaneously, after Saint Hijiri broke Hakudōshi's barrier. In the anime, the Wind Scar only hit Hakudōshi. Entei covered Hakudōshi's escape and engaged Inuyasha in combat, with Kirara carrying him on her back. The pair lured Entei to fly into a cave tunnel after them to cancel out his speed advantage before Inuyasha slayed him with his Bakuryūha.


  • It would seem that the fires on Entei's hooves won't extinguish when he's in water, just like Kirara's fire on her paws.
  • Entei shares its name with another fire-breathing creature, namely the Volcano Pokémon from the legendary beast trio of Generation II in the Pokémon games.
    • Also, Entei looks very similar to another 2 Pokémon: Ponyta and Rapidash.
  • In one of the openings, Kirara is able to keep up with Entei.
  • The anime showed Shinsen sealed Entei and and Rengokuki simultaneously even though both the anime and manga said he sealed them in two separate battles.

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