Neko Majins (猫魔人 Neko Majin, lit. "Magical Cats") are a species of magical cats that appear in Akira Toriyama's comedy manga Nekomajin, as well as in the spin-off manga Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission. Neko Majins are cute yet strong, and quietly play a big role somewhere in the world. There are only twenty-eight Neko Majins in the Dragon World, making them an extremely rare creature. They are a simple race that enjoy martial arts, practicing magic, and pulling pranks.
Neko Majins are generally heavy set, have round bodies, and slanted eyes. Neko Majins look a lot like Majin Buu of the original series, although there is no relation. Neko Majins come in all different colors and fur patterns like actual cats do. Most Neko Majins are the height of the average Earthling child (Goku and others are seen looking down at his Neko Majin disciple, Z).
Neko Majins may tend to be confused with "Majins". The Japanese word Majin that falls under Majin Buu's category would mean "demon." On the other hand, Majin can also be defined as "magical," which is placed under the Neko Majin category. Neko simply means "cat", causing the Japanese word Neko Majin to only mean "Magical Cat."
Many Neko Majins have a cheerful personality, but among them, there are also pessimistic ones, as well as quiet intellectual Neko Majins.
Neko Majin are extremely long-lived, possibly immortal, and can even sleep for 30-straight years. The Neko Majin race is originally from Earth, and they have existed on Earth longer than humanity; among them, there are apparently even those who have been alive since that time. They are frighteningly long-lived, but as they are capricious, they never quite increase in number.
Like Oolong and Puar, two other anthropomorphic shapeshifters in the Dragon Ball franchise, Neko Majins live in a similar fashion as other Earthlings do; Neko Majins communicate verbally, wear clothing, own pets, accept currency, and even practice advanced martial arts. On a the cover of the Nekomajin manga, Neko Majin Mike can be seen in a red helicopter with Kojiro, while the Neko Majin Z protagonist flies via ki control alongside.
Strong is the standard power of the Neko Majin race; this is normal for them, from the start. Majin-Dama are the Neko Majins' source of power. The Neko Majins keep this ball inside their bodies and can spit out of their mouth at will, but removing it causes them to lose their powers. Usagi Majin stole every other Majin-Dama (except Z's) around the Dragon World, but he was forced by Z to relinquish them all. Without their Majin-Dama a Neko Majin becomes a simple cat.
Powers and abilities
Neko Majins have the ability to shapeshift. Neko Majin are able to manipulate ki, notably Neko Majin Z uses the Nekohameha, his own variation of the Kamehameha technique.Neko Majin Z also displays the ability to mimic and alter techniques and abilities after witnessing them. Z once again performs this feat during battle with Onio; Z witnesses Onio transform into a Super Saiyan and then transforms into what he boasts as a Super Neko Majin, which granted him enough power to defeat Super Saiyan Onio even more easily than before. Usagi Majin noted that Neko Majin Z was the strongest Neko Majin, as the other twenty-seven combined along with Usagi Majin would be nowhere near his power - Neko Majin Z is said to possess power comparable to Good Buu.
Super Neko Majin
Main articles: Mimicry and Super Saiyan Through mimicking the Super Saiyan transformation, Neko Majin Z is able to undergo the Super Neko Majin transformation, much to his own amazement. Z states that in this form, he is absorbing more power than before; it is never explained what this means, though before Super Saiyan Onio could boast that Z is still too weak to defeat him, the difference in power shifted drastically. While copied from the Super Saiyan transformation, the color of the Neko Majin's fur does not change. In Dragon Ball Heroes and World Mission, its aura is identical to the Super Saiyan form.
This form is playable for Neko Majin Z in Dragon Ball Heroes. In World Mission, Neko Majin Z uses the form during his second battle with the DBH Team. Before Neko Majin Z reveals the form's name to them, some members of the DBH Team mistake it for the Super Saiyan form.
If a Neko Majin's Majin Ball is broken they take on a cursed state and forget their true name, thus becoming a simple cat. However they can break the curse and regain their original Neko Majin form by performing 1,000 good deeds.
Video Game Appearances
In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, Neko Majin Z, Neko Majin Mike, and Neko Majin Mix of the SDBH game world end up sealed inside the Sealed Ball instead of Majin Buu due to an anomaly in the extra dimensional space of Story Mode Chapter 3, Sub Chapter 1: "Great Saiyaman 4". As a result, Babidi who had managed to gather enough energy to break the seal and free the three Neko Majins whom he mistakes for Majin Buu and believing he has three Majin Buus to serve him is confident he can defeat the Dragon Ball Heroes team. The three Neko Majin play along after noticing the defeated Kabra whom they are unaware was brainwashed by Babidi and want to help him by defeating the DBH Team. After a series of battles, the DBH Team tricks Z into forcing Babidi to join the battle giving Great Saiyaman 4 the opportunity to kill Babidi with an energy wave, freeing Kabra who reverts back to his human form. Afterwards the Neko Majin realize the DBH Team was trying to help free Kabra from Babidi's control and befriend them before returning to the game world. Great Saiyaman 3 is shown to be aware of the identity of Z's mentor which is why he is not surprised by his strength.
List of Neko Majins
- Neko Majin Mix
- Neko Majin Mike
- Neko Majin Z
- Neko Majin V/Abra
- Neko Majin Singapura
- Neko Majin Munchkin
- Neko Majin Cornish Rex
- Neko Majin Long-Hair
- Neko Majin American Curl
- Neko Majin Bengal
- Neko Majin Bombay
- Neko Majin Scottish Fold
- Neko Majin Sphinx
- Neko Majin Oriental Shorthair
- Neko Majin Abyssinian
- Neko Majin Devon Rex
A rival race of the Neko Majins are their knock-offs the Usa Majins.
- The character Ū-sama from Akira Toriyama's Oishii Shima no Ū-sama manga looks like a Neko Majin.
- In the Dragon Ball Xenoverse series, Neko Majin ears appear as customization options for male Majin characters.