柳場道元, Yanagiba Dōgen
|Nickname||The Moneylender Dougen|
|Debut (Manga)||"The Wind" Minoru|
Dougen Yanagiba (柳場道元, Yanagiba Dōgen) is a fictional character from Tough manga series. He is the promoter of Team D,
Dougen was born in a poor family; he is the typical new-rich who can't help but to show his wealth through his mansions, cloths and other valuable objects. To Dougen, money is his blood and flesh, his fortune is officially estimated at 80 billion, but he never ever wastes a single yen of it. And he can never forgive anyone who would try to steal his money, even if they from his own family. It is said that he once lost one billion yen at a Vegas hotel casino. He later brought that hotel and today makes 2 billion yen from it annually.
Dougen currently holds a grudge against Kiryuu Miyazawa due to the fact that he refused to work for him and Dougen sees denying money as denying him.
Dougen has formed a team with the best fighting specialist, judo, pro wrestling, English boxing, karate, grappling regardless of the fighting school he has sought them out. The so called Team D. He finances these warriors so that they can eventually fight Kiryuu.