Shurato Hidaka (日高秋亜人, Hidaka Shurato?)
(also Shura-Oh Shurato (修羅王シュラト, Shura-ō Shurato?))
The main character and protagonist of the show, Shurato, is a hot-headed, reckless, and impatient 16-year old. He is depicted as having low tolerance and understanding of Tenkūkai's laws and inner workings, but is strong and pure-hearted. Like Gai, he is a martial arts master, and eventually becomes the most powerful of the Hachibushu and their de facto leader. His shakti and armor are both modeled after the lion, and his weapon is a vajra.
Gai Kuraki (黒木凱, Kuraki Gai?)
(also Yasha-Oh Gai (夜叉王ガイ, Yasha-ō Gai?))
A primary character and one of the main antagonists of the show, Gai was Shurato's best friend on Earth, but became his greatest enemy in Tenkūkai when he was put in a spell by Indrah. Unlike Shurato, he is cool, collected, and highly intelligent. He was a martial arts master, depicted as Shurato's equal, even though he was also a pacifist. His shakti and armor are both modeled after the wolf, and his weapon is a sword.
Lakshu of Hōraisan (蓬莱山のラクシュ, Hōraisan no Rakushu?)
Based on the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, Lakshu is a young native of Tenkūkai and a fledgling spirit priestess. She is the first person to find Shurato after he is teleported to Tenkūkai, attempting to wake him up with a kiss. She then accompanies Shurato and Hyūga on their journey, and becomes a major asset to the team when her latent Sohma powers manifest.
The TV series premiered on TV Tokyo, where it ran for 38 episodes between 1989 and 1990. Following its success, it was dubbed in Brazil, France, Spain, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and China releases.
"Shining Soul" by Satoko Shimizu
"Truth" by Satoko Shimizu
"Sabaku no Meizu (Desert Labyrinth)" by Satoko Shimizu
"Caravan" by Satoko Shimizu
The 6-episode OVA series began release on August 16, 1991 and ended on March 16, 1992.
"Keep Your Pure Love" by Satoko Shimizu
"Garasu no Shōnen (Glass boy)" by Satoko Shimizu
Aside from the TV series and subsequent OVA, Shurato's popularity also spurred the release of a myriad of related merchandise, including books, trading cards, action figures, pencil boards, school notebooks, and drama CDs.