Yamada Asaemon Kisho (山田浅ェ門 () (しょう) Yamada Asaemon Kishō?) was the 11th rank Asaemon in the Yamada Clan. in the Yamada Clan. His assigned criminal was Warped Keiun.


Kisho had short hair with his face framed with bangs. He wore a dark haori with the standard attire of a Asaemon underneath, which is a white robe with a bell tied on the left collar along with a hakama held together with a waist cord, and sandals.


Eizen and Kisho design
Kisho's manga design.


Kisho is an individual who was able to see the big picture in situations and finds it annoying when people questions his way of handling them. He also doesn't like to be pushed around, after being set straight by Gabimaru, he smiled saying that his time with finding the elixir will run out and the shogun had plans to have people from Iwagakure involve, which had Gabimaru concern.


Island ArcEdit

Kisho was one of the few Asaemons who got assigned to a criminal and sent to search for the Elixir of Life on an island ordered by the shogun.[1]

Upon arriving on the island, his assigned criminal, Warped Keiun, encountered and attacked Gabimaru in attempt to lower the competition.[2] Sagiri was surprised that Keuin's arms were not bound, but Kisho told her that no one is following the rules. Keiun attempted to kill Gabimaru but is met with death by the shinobi. Kisho drew his sword and cut off Keiun's head, stating that now that his criminal is dead, he will be heading back home.[3] Before leaving, Kisho told Sagiri that the criminals have plans of their own to find the elixir and the rules don't matter.[4] Having heard enough talk from him. Gabimaru grabbed his sword and silenced him. Kisho then told Gabimaru that his time with finding the elixir will eventually run out and Iwagakure might be involved. He then makes his departure.

Kisho dead

Kisho's corpse.

Later when Nurugai & Tenza attempted to return to the shoguns ship, they found the wreckage of boats that were departing. Among the destroyed boats, they found Kisho's corpse blooming with flowers.[5] As Tenza tries to get a responds from Kisho, he is split in half by a large tentacle trying to attack Nurugai and Tenza.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Not much was shown of Kisho's skills, but as an Asaemon holding the 11th rank, he is considered to be a capable and strong swordsman. As an Asaemon, he had the capabilities of decapitating a person's head with a single cut.




  1. Chapter 2, Page 54
  2. Chapter 3, Page 8-9
  3. Chapter 4, Page 2-3
  4. Chapter 4, Page 6
  5. Chapter 11, Page 6


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