Goura is one of the main characters from the Kishin Douji Zenki series. He is an elderly human man with with grey hair, black eyes, a priest robe and a hat. He also wears a necklace, horn-like attachments on his shoulders and has a beard. His robe is also more detailed than Karuma's plain robe.
Goura is a powerful magician, who mainly uses telekinesis to fling rocks at his foes or even to cause small earthquakes. He is a major antagonist of the Karuma ark and Karuma's most experienced servant.
Goura is very wise, but he only acts loyal to Karuma. In Episode 22 of the Anime, he even tries to kill her while she is resting. His plan is foiled when Karuma awakes before he is able to strike.
At the end of Episode 23, Guren reveals Goura as a traitor. This results in the failure Goura's plans to topple Karuma and becoming the leader of the group. Also, Karuma goes ahead and kills him instead.
Guren and Goura often get into arguments about who is Karuma's best servant, while Karuma and Anju try to calm them down.
Goura is a character exclusive to the anime and the games.
His only appearance in the manga shows him and Karuma's other servants in the manga series' dev sketches sections.
Their cameo is exclusive to the dev sketches section of Volume 6, which presents two drawings of each of the four characters.
Similarities to Chimaru
While Goura never appears in the manga, there's actually a character who bears some similarities to him.
There is vampire man, named Chimaru, who at first works for the Shitennou and seems very loyal to the Inugami Roh. He aids the Inugami in battle and being some kind of general, leading the his armies of beastmen (which Raigou is a member of).
Yet the similarities to Goura get obvious when Chimaru later turns out to be a backstabber.
Goura from the anime wants to kill Karuma and, unlike Roh from the manga, she never notices this. This later results in Karuma's truely loyal servant Guren noticing this and simply killing Goura for being a traitor.
While his actual motives in betraying Karuma never come clear, it is different for Chimaru, who only works for the Inugami as he seeks the power of the worldending beast. He wants to control the transformed Kokutei in the Inugami's stead, yet it is unclear what Chimaru wants to do once he acquires the power of the worldending beast.
Den Ei Rai Bu
Goura is very special in this game, as he is the only character, besides Karuma, who is fought twice in the anime sequence battles.
Karuma's other servant Guren doesn't count here, as he is also fought twice, but his the first battle is an anime sequence battle, while his second battle has him as a jump-and-run boss. This stands in contrast to Goura's and Karuma's battles.
- Goura's name is commonly misspelled as Goula.
- In the English dub, his name is pronounced Goola. Sometimes, they also pronounce it as Gola.
- His name is sometimes also misspelled as Gowra.
Den Ei Rai Bu
Goura's first Anime Sequence Battle
Goura first appears at the very beginning of the game. He is very slow to react and will mainly use his weaker attacks.
Goura introduces the player to the Anime Sequence Battle system. If Zenki can't defeat Goura and his follow up Gagara, it will be impossible to progress the game and Zenki will stand no chance against the upcoming Anime Sequence Battle Bosses.
Goura's most basic attack has him charge up his palm and shot one or more energy balls at Zenki. They can be avoided by moving out of the way. They can also be blocked, but Zenki will take a slight anmount of damage if he blocks this attack.
Goura can always shot energy balls. They are not dependent on his special bars, but the anmount of energy balls he shoots at Zenki is dependent on his power bar. The higher Goura's power, the more energy balls he will shoot, causing slightly more damage.
In the first battle against Goura, his health needs to be reduced to the red bar to progress the game. If this happens Goura will stop fighting and send in Gagara instead.
Goura's second Anime Sequence Battle
Later in the game, Goura is fought again and now needs to be defeated in a proper manner. In this rematch, he will be way more aggressive than before, attacking very often and now preferably using his telekinetic rock throw attack.
When Goura has one or more special bars left, he will use up one of them if he attacks with his telekinetic rock throw, which has him lift some large rock shards (about half his own size) from the ground and make them levitate in mid-air. He will then point at his opponent and shoot the shards at the foe. They cause a large anmount of damage, but being a special attack, they can be avoided, blocked or even reflected. If blocked, they will still cause a medium anmount of damage and reflecting them is hard as they are very fast and it's difficult to make out their hitbox. (even when being a trained player)
It is very likely that Goura's second battle is probably the most difficult Anime Sequence Battle of this game, so be careful when fighting him.
Also keep in mind that he can sacrifice one special bar to recover his health, which he will do when reaching the yellow/red stage of his health bar.
Like in the previous game, Goura can be seen mainly using earth attacks based on his telekinetic powers.
His basic attacks have him use the telekinetic rock throw and a new move, which has has him generate an earthquake, which will create a fissure that causes earth-elemental spikes to rise from the ground, which will hit and injure his opponents.
In general, Goura from this game is way less agressive than his Den Ei Rai Bu counterpart and will draw cards at a medium speed.
His favorite and strongest cards are the earth elemental ones, but he also likes to use shield and absorb cards. Goura generally varies his attacks, but he won't attack or defend at a constant rate, causing him to take visible breaks, which allow the player to overthink their move before making a choice.
For a boss, Goura is rather weak, yet taking this fight in a too relaxed manner might cause Goura to catch the player of guard with his stronger three or four card earth elemental moves, which might deal up to around 120 to 150 points of damage to Zenki or Miki Souma.
Goura's favorite cards
More screenshots of Goura and his moves from this game will be added soon.
(translation by Zenki)
Zenki: "Goura's victory line is a pun on his opponent still being too inexperienced to face him.
It is very similar to what he tells Guren whenever the latter acts to hasty in the anime."