Touma Tsukinami (Japanese: 月浪トウマ Tsukinami Touma) is a character that appears in the Yo-kai Watch Shadowside series. In the fourth movie, he is seen as a minor antagonist but is reformed later in the movie, using the Yo-kai Watch Ogre to fight against the main antagonist.


Physical Traits

Touma is a light-skinned boy with short dark green-toned hair and brown eyes. However, under the influence of the Onimaro, his eyes glow red. After gaining the Yo-Kai Watch Ogre, he eyes will change color (depending on which Yo-kai he chooses to transform into) during his transformation.

In the movie, he wears a high school uniform consisting of a white shirt, a pale yellow vest, a blue blazer, a blue tie, black pants, and shoes.

In the series, he usually wears long trousers, even during the warmer seasons. He tends to wear the colors, blue and black. During the cooler seasons, his choice of colors is dark blue and white.


Due to his parents rarely being home and being a target of getting bullied, Touma seemed to have a very cold and aloof personality. Avoiding making friends, Touma seemed very distant to many people. He was shown to be quite apathetic. However, deep down inside, Touma can be described as a very kind person. While under the Onimaro's influence he tends to smile in a more unsettling way.

He can be described as the person who always says, "That's okay". He seems to notice things a lot faster than the others. He is usually seen as, levelheaded, who, often being the one who calms down Akinori. He can also be seen as humble and modest.


Natsume Amano

He met Natsume when they were in elementary school when she had scratched her knee and he had helped her. However, they eventually grew apart and didn't interact much until the events of the Onimaro, where he was against Natsume. Soon, after Natsume cured the darkness in his heart, after that he and Natsume have been shown to have a strong friendship.

Mafuyu Tsukinami

Mafuyu is Touma's mother. As a child, Toma felt neglected by his parents, however, it was soon revealed that they did truly love him.

Akinori Arihoshi

The two are very good friends, however, Touma seems to find Akinori's overly bubbly personality to be slightly unnerving.

Keisuke Amano

The two appeared to be good friends, in which Keisuke mostly admires him.

Onimaro Trio

He met the three during the events of the 4th movie, where they were persuading him to join their cause.


The Return of The Oni King

Touma has played both antagonist and protagonist roles in Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: The Return of the Oni King.

With his parents rarely being home, and him getting bullied by other people, Touma feels lonely and frustrated. The Onimaro end up using this to their advantage to draw Toma on their side, gifting him the "Kigan Gear", a device that allows Toma to wield inhuman power.

Kigan Gear

Toma wearing the Kigan Gear

For a while, Touma helps the Onimaro in spreading their infection, but eventually, he runs into Natsume at the airport where they fought against one another. Despite winning, he got knocked out and was taken to Kitaro who helped enter his heart, where they could cure the darkness in his heart, and he then joins Natsume and the others in their fight against the Oni King Rasen. Soon after the darkness was removed, the Kigan Gear turned into the Yo-kai Watch Ogre, giving him the ability to turn into 4 different kinds of Genma Yo-kai.

In the climax, Touma uses the Fudouraimeiken to defeat Oni King Rasen but was then impaled by Oni King Rasen's blood. When it seemed that he will die, Ogu, Mogu, and Togu sacrifice themselves to save his life.

Yo-kai Watch Shadowside animation

After the events of the movie, Touma joined Natsume and Akinori to become the Yo-kai Detective Agency, an investigation team that solves supernatural incidents. Toma's ability is to be able to turn into the 4 different Genma Yo-kai, as well as Kenbumajin, through the use of his Yo-kai Watch Ogre. Haruya Sakami is interested in his abilities.

In SS012, it was revealed that Haruya was interested in him due to his ownership of the Fudou Raimeiken, which he needs in order to awaken the Princess. Haruya uses Rei Sendo to capture Toma and steal the Fudou Reimeiken. However, in SS014, Natsume and friends enlist the help of the Genjuu Suzaku and Toma manages to recover the stolen Youseiken. after defeating Fukurou, who had used the Fudou Reimeiken to transform into Fudou Myouou Ja.

In SS021, Suzaku is injured by Douketsu. In order to heal him, they need to return him to his Kenbumajin form. Despite Akinori's disappointment, Toma gains Suzaku's Suzaku Sotenzan after Akinori breaks its seal.

In SS022, it is revealed that a fragment of Oniou Rasen remained inside his body and that Mogu, Ogu, and Togu were fighting it inside of Toma's body. After Natsume and Akinori drag the fragment out of Touma's body, Touma uses Suzaku's powers to destroy it for good.

In SS031, the abilities of the Kenbumajin Genbu are required to break through the Jorogumo's barrier and web. Touma challenges Genbu as Suzaku and is entrusted with his Genbu Hotenfu, gaining his third Youseiken.

In SS045, he and Shutendoji fight off against Byakko in order to retrieve the final Youseiken in order to awaken Shuka within Natsume.


His family name "Tsukinami" (Japanese: 月浪) literally translates to "moon wave".

His given name is likely taken from "winter" (Japanese: , In Go'on and Kan'on), being one of the four seasons, which Akinori, Natsume, and Haruya are also named for.


  • In SS037 and SS047, its revealed that he and Akinori were with Shuka in their past lives.
  • He is the first Yo-kai Watch User to:
    • be an antagonist before becoming a protagonist.
    • actually turn into the Yo-kai he summons.

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