The brawns of the Hokage
team, Ishijima Domon is also a 16-year old first year high school student
like Recca. The name Domon means Rock Door while Ishijima stands for stone
bird (my, is he hard or what?). Domon's birthday is on May 5 and his blood
type is O. Domon represents the elemental power of earth.
Domon was formerly Recca's
enemy. Recca had told Domon if the latter could beat him, he'd be Domon's
personal ninja. But since Domon couldn't do it, they became best buddies
instead (remember Yusuke and Kuwabara?). Recca calls Domon affectionately
"Franks," short for Frankenstein...rather obvious ne? Another "nickname"
he christened this behemoth is..."pig-nose." Most would liken him to
Kuwabara of YYH fame. Biggest in body mass, but not the brightest of the
group. Domon is also the most underrated of the Hokage ninjas. He is constantly
being taunted as the weakest member of the team, and he is under constant
pressure to prove that he isn't. He serves as the comical relief of the
series though he develops into a more mature individual in the manga.
Physical strength is Domon's
biggest asset. He became even stronger when Kage Houshi granted him the
madugou of Saturn's ring/Dosei no wa in the form of a nose ring. It multiplies
a person's strength many times and an already strong punch can turn into
a more powerful one. If I'm not mistaken, he first used this during the
battle against Sekioh in Kurei's mansion. A second madougu he has obtained
is the kuchibashi which he got from one of the Three Fools/Three Brothers.
It is in the form of an iron claw with a chain. Domon uses the kuchibashi
for grasping and anchoring things. He rarely uses this though and prefers
to utilizing his brute strength. He once used this to save Fuuko from falling
into the cliff during her match with Mikoto. A third madougu is the tetsugan,
a small madougu in the form of a marble. Swallowing it will make the owner
have a body made of solid steel. Domon used this to beat the hell out of
Noroi in the final round of the Urabutousatsoujin.
The opponents Domon
has faced include Sekioh (Uruha Jyusshinsuu), Minamiyo (Team Kuu), Ahki
(Uruha Oto), Magensha (Uruha Ma), and Noroi/Bakuju (Uruha Kuranei). Domon
won against Sekioh, Magensha and Noroi. His match against Minamiyo was
declared a draw while his battle with Ahki resulted into a no-contest because
he interfered in the match of Recca-Tokiya vs Neon-Miki.
Domon has got to be the
biggest Fuuko fan ever ^_^. He's had this hopeless infatuation over her
since day 1! When Yanagi came into the picture, Domon became closer to
Fuuko than to Recca. They even trained together in the mountains for a
whole month using their newly-acquired madougu (courtesy of the Three Idiots).
Domon is crazy about the Hokage maiden (And who wouldn't? She's everything
a man would be wanting!) and is willing to give life and limb for her.
He shows his affection for her directly and indirectly. He asks her out
on dates and tries to protect and save her from harm. Now whether he and
Fuuko are going to end up a pair is beyond me. Let's wait and see in the
manga (though all you know I'm not pro-Domon/Fuuko *_*). If you want to
see more of my take on the Domon-Fuuko relationship, click
here. Or you could go to Fuuko's shrine.
1. One of Domon's most
prominent characteristics is his being ecchi. Hentai-head for those who
don't know ^.^. He likes girls with big, uh...mammary glands and he drinks
from a cup where a lady's lips had previously been as it is a form of indirect
kissing. In vol. 20, he actually *touched* Yanagi's, ah, you-know-where,
much to Recca's chagrin.
2. He's good with plants.
He can be seen in vol. 23 planting flowers in a pot and he helped rebuilda
little girl's garden after it was destroyed by bad children.
3. He *does* have his
own fangirls, although they're both too young for his tastes ^.^. One is
Inoko, a referee in the UBS who is a major Domon fan, and a kawaii little
girl in vol. 23 who gave him flowers before he left to join the Recca-gumi.
4. He used to have hair,
lots of it ^.^. He had it cut because Fuuko had told him he looked better
with less. And he'd worn it that way since.
5. He's been in love
with Fuuko since she beat the crap out of him in junior high ^_~.
6. He's known around
school as *The Oni.*