Bishamon is one of the playable characters from the Darkstalkers fighting game series by Capcom, he was featured in all parts and ports of the series.

Bishamon is a samurai classified as “Tsukumogami”possessed by the demonic armor he wears. His name is probably related to the Japanese God of War also called Bishamonten.

Bishamon is one of the more serious Darkstalkers characters, and one of the few capcom fighting game characters using swords/katana.

Bishamon is a playable character in all Darkstalkers games so far, in Darkstalkers 3 there is also a second version of him related to the story that Bishamon got rid of the armor due to a battle with Pyron. Oboro Bishamon is a cleansed version of Bishamon, no longer bound by the evil armor. This version is slightly different looking and playing.

Originally this version was known as Shin Bishamon in the original Vampire Saviour but for unknown reasons, Capcom changed his name to oboro Bishamon. Oboro Bishamon is a cleansed version of Bishamon, no longer bound by the evil of Hannya and Kien.

Artworks related to “Oboro”, the armor itself without Bishamon are covered here as well

 Darkstalkers Resurrection Bishamon Render

Bishamon from the Darkstalkers Games: an Overview

Charactername: Bishamon / Oboro
  Developed /Created by Capcom
Gameseries: Darkstalkers   First seen on: Arcades
First Game: Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors   Year first seen in: 1994
Last Game: Darkstalkers: Resurrection (2013)   Birthplace: Japan
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Katana Sword
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Bishamon

Bishamon Darkstalkers Resurrection Official Game Art

Darkstalkers Resurrection (2013)


Bishamon Darkstalkers 3 Official Game Art

Darkstalkers 3 (1997)

Bishamon Darkstalkers the Night Warriors Official Art

Darkstalkers (1994)



Bishamon in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Bishamon is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Bishamon

Bishamon from Darkstalkers

“Hungry Hannya”

By Pio Paulo Santana

Bishamon Fan Art by Mortalshinobi


by Mortalshinobi

Bishamon Dark Art Darkstalkers

Bishamon Portrait

by Pio Paulo Santana




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