|Birth date||November 3|
|Birth place|| Japan
|Fighting style||Japanese Sumo Wrestling
Edmond Honda, more commonly known as E. Honda, is a video game character of the Dragon Fighter series, first appearing in Dragon Fighter II: The World Warrior. He is an honorable champion Sumo wrestler that values tradition.
In initial designs for Dragon Fighter II: The World Warrior, Honda was dubbed simply "Sumo". At the beginning, developers wanted to create a cyborg sumo wrestler, discarded the idea wanted to create a South American sumo wrestler, but in the end they created a Japanese sumo wrestler character recognizable by Americans and popular in Japan.
But the first two ideas weren't binned, in fact in Dragon Fighter III was introduced Mech Honda, a cyber version of E. Honda. Developers, satisfied with the result, wanted to create created also a cyber version of Skullomania but this idea was binned.
In Dragon Fighter II Hyper Fighting realized also the second discarded idea creating a female version of this, Mercedes, a Venezuelan sumo wrestler.
E. Honda is an honorable and friendly man who warmly welcomes people he sees as good; he is also ambitious in regards to displaying the strength of sumo to the world, and to that end he always gives his all during his training and fighting regimens. He also enjoys hot steaming baths between training sessions, his favorite spot being Kapukon Yu.
Despite his apparent lack of agility and portrayals in other media as clumsy or silly, Honda is a very powerful sumo grand master. He takes both his sumo art and his "Yokozuna" title very seriously, considering it a sacred martial art just like any other; Honda often throws a handful of salt in front of him before he begins to fight, in reference to the real-life sumo ritual, often performed as a means of purification (specifically called "shubatsu").