Guren is one of the main characters from the Kishin Douji Zenki series. He is a human man with spiky, purple hair, brown eyes, a pony tail and a cape. Sometimes he also wears a more or less complete, golden armor with a horned helmet.

He is a major antagonist of the Karuma ark and Karuma's most loyal servant. Guren is so loyal, he would give up his own life to protect Karuma from any harm.

He is a powerful magician, who mainly uses energy attacks and barriers.


Episode 2

Guren first appears in Karuma's dimension with Karuma (who is levitating in mid air) and her other servants Goura and Anju standing on three rock pillars, where Karuma gives them orders.

Guren and Goura often get into arguments about who is Karuma's best servant, while Karuma and Anju try to calm them down.

Episode 21

At the end of Episode 21, Guren and Goura fought Zenki together and almost defeated him, but due to his access to the Diamond Axe, Zenki was able to kill Guren. In his dying breath, Guren calls Goura a traitor and both of them are sent back to the future through the time portal.

Episode 22 to 24

In Episode 22, due to his loyality to Karuma and him proving that Goura was a traitor, Karuma revives Guren. After loyally serving Karuma for another two episodes, Zenki ends Guren's life once and for all in Episode 24 when they battle again and Guren is reduced to dust by the Diamond Axe.


Guren 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.

Devsketches of Guren


He appears in two of the SNES Kishin Douji Zenki games, Den Ei Rai Bu and Tenchi Meidou.
In these games, he is both a major character and a boss.

More information about Guren's ingame appearances can be found via the links featured in the Ingame stats and behaviour-section of this article or by visiting his Ingame subpage.


Misspelled names

  • Guren's name is commonly misspelled as Gulen.
    • His name sometimes is also mistranslated as Glenn or Glen.

Voice actors

  • In the original, Japanese version, Guren shares his voice with Hirumaki.
    Both of them are voiced by Keiichi Nanba.
  • In the English dub, Guren shares his voice with Chibi Zenki.
    Both of them are voiced by Peter Doyle.

Den Ei Rai Bu

Guren is fought twice in this game, with his first battle being an anime sequence battle and his second battle has him as a jump-and-run boss.

This stands in contrast to Goura's and Karuma's battles, as, while they are fought twice as well, they are exclusive to the anime sequence battles.

As such, Guren stands out as the only boss that is fought both in the anime sequence battles and the jump-and-run stages.

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Trivia - Unique Boss

While one might also count the Goliath Seed, which later is revealed to be Hyouinomi, as such an unique kind of boss (as it is fought both as a jump-and-run mini-boss and later an anime sequence battle boss), this is debatable, as the creature takes on two different forms ingame and its first appearance features it merged with other beings of its kind. This stands in contrast to Guren, who is always the same individual.

Tenchi Meidou

In this game, Guren serves as a boss, that is fought alongside Karuma, Goura and Anju starting from the Karuma ark of the game and up to the endgame phases.

He is a powerful foe, that should not be underestimated.

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Anime Sequence Battle

Main Game





In Battle

Special Attack (high power)
Special Attack (high power with advantage)

Jump-and-run stage boss


With Goura

With armor

Without armor

Other Games

Tenchi Meidou