"I never lose! You hairballs can't possibly defeat me. I'm one of the most powerful warriors the Chrome Dome Empire's ever seen. It's time for your utmost termination! This ends now, your dance class is over!"
Take a Stance Against the Dance, Mr. Smarty Pants!

Dark Yasha (闇夜叉, Yami Yasha) and Sambaman (サンバマン, Sanbaman) are two characters from the manga and anime series, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, but first debuted in the video game Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Gag Fusion of the Nine Ultimate Warriors. They are split-characters who shares the same body, and only one of them can exist at a time.
Dark Yasha and Sambaman

Dark Yasha


(闇夜叉, Yami Yasha) and (サンバマン, Sanbaman)
Debut (Manga): Chapter 165 (Dark Yasha)
Chapter 169 (Sambaman)
Debut (Anime): Episode 72
Appears in: Video Games
Anime and Manga
Seiyū (Japanese): Eiji Takemoto
Voice actor:

Paul St. Peter (Dark Yasha)
Michael Sorich (Sambaman)
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Species: Human
Affiliation Maruhage Empire
Classification: Maruhage's Highest Official
Age: Part I:

Part II:

Gender: Male
Blood type:
Eye Color: Red (Dark Yasha)
Teal (Sambaman)
Hair Color: White (Dark Yasha)
Red (Sambaman)
Fist Skill: Dokoro Shinken (Dark Yasha)


Dark Yasha

Initially appearing as a serious older man in a kimono, this warrior becomes Bo-bobo's main opponent in the death battle arena "Bottle Edge" (filled with giant water bottles) in the first true stage of the journey to Maruhage Castle.



A round bizarre-looking creature, who is Dark Yasha's true form. Sambaman's attacks cause anyone who hears and/or witnesses them to begin dancing. He also has a special juice which is supposed to make people ugly, but it ends up turning Bobobo and Don Patch into fruits, and Tokoro Tennosuke into a pizza delivery man. Eventually, when he is defeated, he asks to join Bo-bobo's team, to which Bo-bobo responds by strapping him to a rocket and launching him into space.


Dark Yasha



The Playoff and the Reverse Maruhage Empire

Video Games

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Gag Fusion of the Nine Ultimate Warriors

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Escape!! Hajike Royale

Abilities & Powers

Dark Yasha

Manipulating "Dokuro Shinken" (ドクロ真拳 Fist of Skulls), he has various abilities including the ability to create fighting skeletons, manipulate a skull sword or place a special seal that forces an opponent's bones out of their body. Furthermore, he can further transform into a demonic form using a special "Skull Sake" (Skull Juice in the anime). But even if he loses with these abilities, his true form is revealed.



Dark Yasha

Image Technique Type Name
US Name
Skull Sword
(ドクロ刀, Dokuro-gatana)
Used Against:
Bone Snake Meal
(蛇骨食, Dakotsu-shoku)
Boney Bite
Used Against:
Skeleton Eye
(骨眼, Kotsu Gan)
Eye for an Eye
Dark Yasha summons three giant grim reapers to attack the opponent. Used Against:
Demon Transform
(夜叉変化, Yasha Ben Ge)
Transform Evil to Eviler
Dark Yasha drinks a special potion that transforms him into a more demonic state. Used Against:
Skull Wave
(骨波, Hone Nami)
Dark Yasha fires a large wave of dark energy at the opponent. Used Against:
Skull Crest
(紋骨承, Mon Kotsu Shou)
Skull Crest Shockfest
Dark Yasha marks the opponent with skull symbols, which remove their bones. Used Against:


Image Technique Type Name
US Name
Samba Phone
(サンバ☆ホン, Sanba Fon)
Samba Refrain
Used Against:
Samba Step
(サンバ☆ステップ, Sanba Suteppu)
Used Against:
Samba Revolution
(サンバ☆レボリューション, Sanba Reboryuushon)
Used Against:

Video Game Attacks

  • Sayonara Skull Universe (サヨウナラ ドクロウ ユニバース, Sayōnara Dokurō Yunibāsu):
  • (髑狼, Dokurō):




  • Being a white-haired male with an aggressive personality, and a nonsensical transformation makes him similar to OVER (and later Shiryuen Kamara). Whether or not there was any connection between them, was never revealed.
  • For some reason, Dark Yasha's name is never referred to in the English dub of anime.


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