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"Who are you people!? Don't you see the universe matters more than your meaningless squabble?"
East Kaioshin in "Vegeta's Pride"

East Kaioshin (東 の 界王神, Higashi no Kaiōshin; FUNimation "East Supreme Kai"; Literally meaning "East of World King God") is a Kaioshin.


East Kaioshin is short and purple-skinned. He has a white mohawk and dresses in a posh outfit. He is always accompanied by his ever-loyal bodyguard and friend, Kibito.

Dragon Ball Z

Majin Boo's wrath

East Kaioshin and Kibito making their debut in Dragon Ball Z.

Enjoying a peaceful life on the World of the Kai with his fellow Kaioshins, East Kaioshin was unaware until too late that he and the other Supreme Kais had been targeted and marked for death by the ruthless wizard Bibidi, who was determined to wipe them out by unleashing his fearsome monster, Kid Buu, on them all.

After hearing that Northern and Western Supreme Kais had been killed by Kid Buu, East Kaioshin and Grand Kaioshin prepared to face off against the buffed-up monster (Kid Buu had absorbed Southern Supreme Kai and transformed into what is known [by fans] as Buff Buu or Ultra Buu). While Kid Buu was after Eastern Supreme Kai, Grand Supreme Kai intervened, but was absorbed by Ultra Buu. But Ultra Buu turned into an obese, childlike monster, and to his relief, Supreme Kai was spared by Majin Buu, whose evil had been reduced thanks to Grand Supreme Kai's good nature.

To avenge his friends, Supreme Kai eventually caught Bibidi off guard and destroyed the evil wizard while Majin Buu was locked up in a ball. Supreme Kai then hid the ball deep under the surface of the Planet Earth, fearing that he would be powerless to stop Majin Buu himself.

Supreme Kai then returned to the Sacred World of the Kais, aided by a new bodyguard, Kibito, to carry on with his life of peace. Due to the deaths of the other four Supreme Kais, Eastern Supreme Kai became known simply as the Supreme Kai. Although the title of Grand Supreme Kai was never officially given to him, he assumed the duties thereof.

Babidi and his minions

Many eons later, Supreme Kai and Kibito traveled to Earth to find the help of Earth's greatest heroes, Goku, Gohan, and Vegeta, for he had learned that Babidi (the son of Bibidi) was planning to release Majin Buu once again. Babidi had sent two of his possessed human henchmen Yamu and Spopovich to start gathering energy for Majin Buu, and the pair did so starting with the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament, where East Kaioshin went by the name of Shin (シン, Shin). After Yamu and Spopovich succeeded in stealing Gohan's energy, they proceeded to head back to Babidi's ship, with the Supreme Kai and some of the Z fighters following them. When they arrived, Supreme Kai was shocked to see that Babidi had already enlisted the aid of the The Demon King, Dabura. Much to Supreme Kai's horror, Dabura had easily discovered the Kais' and the Z Fighters' hiding grounds, and proceeded to attack everyone, killing Kibito in the process and turning Piccolo and Krillin to stone from his spit. Supreme Kai eventually entered Babidi's ship along with the three Saiyans to go through multiple stage battles in order to reach the heart of Babidi's ship where the dormant Majin Buu is found. Supreme Kai warned everyone that Babidi's minions are considered as the strongest fighters in the universe, and it is recommended that each of them should fight together. However, Supreme Kai was often left in disbelief as to how easily the Saiyans have defeated these would-be strongest fighters with ease and by themselves (with the likes of Vegeta defeating Pui Pui and Goku defeating Yakon).

When it came time for Gohan to fight, his opponent was Dabura and Gohan was able to hold his own. After Vegeta expressed his outrage to Gohan's poor performance, Dabura mysteriously decided to withdraw from his battle with Gohan. Dabura stated that he has discovered the perfect warrior to handle them all at once, which is a revealation that baffles Supreme Kai, believing that Babidi does not have anyone more powerful than Dabura. After a heated argument with Vegeta (who threatened to destroy the ship with the risk of awakening Majin Buu), Supreme Kai was quick to realize that Vegeta is the warrior that Dabura spoke of, and his fears came to light when Babidi had possessed Vegeta, turning him into Majin Vegeta. Babidi transports them all back to the World Martial Arts Tournament, and Majin Vegeta kills many civilians with a couple of Big Bang Attacks. When it became clear that Majin Vegeta will proceed to kill unless Goku accepts his challenge to the finish, Goku is forced to accept the challenge provided that they are transported by Babidi to an area with no civilians present. Supreme Kai had forbid this to happen as the energy loss resulting from a battle between the two will result in Majin Buu's resurrection. Supreme Kai attempted to prevent Goku from fighting, but shockingly, Goku threatens to destroy Supreme Kai if he was to get in the way. Seeing that Goku and Vegeta are far too powerful to stop, Supreme Kai had no choice but let the battle transpire. After Babidi fulfills Goku's request to be transported to a deserted area, Supreme Kai accompanied by Gohan, managed to reach the heart of Babidi's ship where the cocoon of Majin Buu is located. Supreme Kai and Gohan are greeted by Babidi and Dabura who are trying to prevent any interruption of Majin Buu's return.

The return of Majin Boo

As Supreme Kai and Gohan prepare their assault, Majin Boo had already reached full power as a result of Goku and Majin Vegeta fighting as Super Saiyan 2, giving Majin Buu a massive boost in power. Despite Gohan's best efforts in stopping Majin Buu's revival with a Kamehameha, it was not enough and Majin Buu had returned. Supreme Kai and Gohan witnessed in horror as Majin Buu easily overwhelmed The Demon King Dabura in battle (with Majin Buu angered after being badly criticized by Dabura as an "idiot and a waste" due to Majin Buu's child-like attitude) and Babidi takes temporary control of Majin Buu by threatening to seal him up in the very same ball just like his father did eons before. Babidi ordered his new "pet" to kill the Supreme Kai and Gohan. Supreme Kai along with Gohan were outmatched by Majin Buu's fighting abilities. Majin Buu had badly injured the Supreme Kai in battle and had nearly killed Gohan by attempting to blast him into outer-space. With little strength he had left, Supreme Kai nullified Buu's attack over Gohan thus saving Gohan's life. Buu was later confronted by Majin Vegeta who had already rendered Goku unconscious during their battle. Majin Vegeta challenged Buu to the death to not only redeem himself for the suffering he has caused before but to also avenge Gohan, believing that he is dead because he can no longer feel his presence. Majin Vegeta could not stop Majin Buu despite utilizing a self-explosion technique to finish Buu. Supreme Kai had survived his ordeal with Buu once again, but was still badly injured and weak. While trying to find Gohan, Supreme Kai had collapsed and lost consciousness.

Fortunately, Kibito (who was resurrected by Shenron via Bulma's wish to restore the lives of the good people killed within that day) found Supreme Kai, healed him, and then the two healed Gohan, teleporting him to the World of the Kai, where they would have him unlock the legendary Z Sword and use it to help him defeat Majin Buu for good.

Old Kaioshin

East Kaioshin and Kibito introducing Gohan to the Z Sword.

During Gohan's training, Goku, whose time on Earth had ended (he was dead, due to a fight with Super Perfect Cell seven years earlier) arrived on the World of the Kais. After Gohan had mastered the handling of the unbelievably heavy Z Sword, Supreme Kai thought that a proper demonstration of the sword's power was in order. He materialized a block of Kacheen, the hardest known metal in the universe for Gohan to cut through with the Z Sword. The Z Sword was broken from the demonstration (with Goku throwing it at Gohan to slice with the sword), however, which caused the release of Old Kaioshin, who was an ancestor of East Kaioshin.

East Kaioshin, along with Goku and Kibito, witnessed Old Kaioshin train Gohan personally, awakening Gohan's hidden sleeping powers (as this is apparently a technique that Old Kaioshin's enemies had feared). During this time, everyone could sense that Majin Buu had transformed into Super Buu and had exterminated the planet's populace with Genocide Blast (Human Extinction Attack). When Gotenks (the fusion of Goten and Trunks via the Fusion Dance) could not stop Super Buu, Gohan returned to earth and was able to best Super Buu in battle.

Fusion with Kibito

East Kaioshin and Kibito unknowingly fusing to form Kibito Kai.

Elder Kai had revealed that the Potara Earrings can perform fusion between two beings with one person wearing just one earring on the left ear and the other person wears one earring on the right. Supreme Kai and Kibito tested Elder Kai's revealations (and were oblivious to the fact that the fusion was permanent until it was too late) and became Kibito Kai. Although Kibito Kai was much stronger than Supreme Kai, his power was insufficient in the process of defeating Majin Boo. After becoming aware of the permanent fusion, Goku (resurrected by Elder Kai's life force) returned to Planet Earth to attempt to fuse with his son Gohan who was outclassed by the much more powerful Super Buu (who had already absorbed Piccolo and Gotenks).

Kibitio Kai's later roles no longer required direct battle against villians, but intervention in Goku's behalf with the use of his Instantaneous Movement technique.

Video games

East Kaioshin is playable in Dragon Ball Z: Sūpā Butōden 3, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3. A Potara Fusion with Kibito can be unlocked if the player accomplishes certain tasks.

East Kaioshin is playable as both Supreme Kai and Kibito Kai in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. His name in the Dragon World Tour is Shin.

East Kaioshin is playable in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22.

East Kaioshin is non-playable in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury.



Main article: Kiai

A form of invisible Ki Blast available to most characters in the series. The Supreme Kai's takes the form of a gust of wind that was powerful enough to stop Majin Buu's advances toward him. Majin Boo, however, was able to send a more powerful Kiai blast back at him, sending him flying.

Magic Materialization

Main article: Magic Materialization

East Kaioshin demonstrated this ability by summoning a giant cube of Katcheen, the strongest known metal in the universe, for Gohan to practice the Z sword on.

Energy's Last

Main article: Energy's Last

Energy's Last before being launched.
Energy's Last incinerating Majin Boo.

A large and powerful violet ball of energy that Supreme Kai charges until it explodes into an energy beam. Supreme Kai uses it in his last attempt to stop Majin Buu. It was able to push Buu back and blast a gaping hole in his stomach. This ability is shown only in the anime.

Crazy Rush

Main article: Crazy Rush

East Kaioshin's rush attack in the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series. Supreme Kai rushes at his enemy, knocks them in the air, and proceeds to kick them around, then knock them down with a final upside down kick using both legs.

Gekiretsu Shin'ou'hou

Main article: Gekiretsu Shin'ou'hou

East Kaioshin's Ultimate Blast in the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series. Supreme Kai gathers blue sparkling energy in his hands and releases a very powerful, pulsating blast.


Main article: Telekinesis

East Kaioshin uses this technique during the match between Kibito and Gohan. It is powerful enough to hold down Gohan at his Super Saiyan 2 form.

Ki Blast

Main article: Ki Blast

A basic energy attack.


Main article: Telepathy

The ability to read and talk in people's minds.

Invisible Eye Blast

Main article: Invisible Eye Blast

The ability to shoot an invisible blast of ki out of his eyes.


East Kaioshin's power compared to other fighters is unknown due to having very few fighting scenes. It is clear he is much more powerful than Freeza due to his statement of all the Supreme Kais being able to fell Freeza in one blow. It is known that he is more powerful than his servant Kibito. He shows signs of weakness as he is amazed at the powers of Goku, Vegeta, and Gohan as well as being scared of Dabura's power prior to becoming Babidi's servant. He also states in the manga that his power was lower than that of any of the other Supreme Kais (apart from Elder Kai).

In the original Japanese manga, Piccolo states that his and the Supreme Kai's powers are dimensions apart. His original Japanese line is "Chigai-sugiru… jigen ga…"/"Our dimensions... are too different". This is the same thing Tenshinhan says about Super Saiyan Goku during the Androids Saga. Dragon Ball: Daizenshū 7 goes further and states that the Supreme Kai possesses strength "far superior to the Super Namekian Piccolo".[2]

Voice actors


  • East Kaioshin is only one of three Shins to enter the mortal world. The others were Old Kaioshin and North Kaio, who celebrate Majin Boo's defeat at Satan's party in Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!.
  • The relationship between Majin Boo and East Kaioshin is similar to that of Freeza and North Kaio. Both Shins seem to be afraid of both villains and keep talking about how powerful the villain is and that they cannot be defeated, and thoroughly enjoy the moment when it seems that that villain is finally defeated (Goku vs. Freeza and Goku vs. Kid Boo).
  • Though East Kaioshin fuses with Kibito, his voice does not change to a double voice like Vegetto and Gogeta. This could possibly be similar to Piccolo's fusions where one fusee has complete control over the fused body.
  • The attitude of East Kaioshin changes as the anime presses forward. When he is first introduced, he squints his eyes at Goku and smiles in a manner that makes him seem mysterious and powerful. He is calm and thinks rationally at critical moments. Later on, his constant surprise at the Saiyan's power and his dependence on others to protect the universe against Majin Boo has made him seem more fearful and innocent.
  • In "True Saiyans Fight Alone", Kibito Kai mentions that he is "...not sure what the Dragon Balls are." in response to Goku, Vegeta, and Dende talking about using the Dragon Balls. Interestingly, Elder Kaioshin then says that he is "...familiar with the Dragon Balls."