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Akaname 1985 Chara
Japanese あかなめ
English Dirt Licker
Species Yōkai
Home Yōkai Apartments,
GeGeGe Forest
First Appearance
Manga Kamanari (1971)
Anime Series 2 Episode 28 (1972)
1971 anime Yonehiko Kitagawa
Masao Imanishi
1985 anime Noriko Tsukasa
Kyōko Tongū (Ep. 104)
Keiichi Nanba (Giant)
2018 anime Yūta Kasuya

Akaname (あかなめ) is a yōkai.



In the sixth anime, Akaname is a mischievous yōkai, scaring the humans tenants who live in the apartment and teasing the landlords with Rokuro-Kubi and Karakasa. However after being beaten by Kitarō and given mercy by Haruo, they and the others stop scaring the tenants. They are rather quiet as they do not speak any words, only communicating with grunts and nods. They blush rather easily, having done so when being introduced and when they were complimented. They are also protective over the ones they care about as they went with Kitarō and the others to scare the boss of the loan shark yakuza and revealed themself to scare Hiro away to protect Natsumi. They are shown to have a liking to Shogi, playing it against Iwanabōzu.[1]


Shonen Sunday/Second Anime

They appears in episode 28 of the second anime adaption, Akaname.

Third Anime

They appears in episode 33 of the third anime adaption, Yōkai Akaname's Sorrowful Counterattack.

They also appears in the third movie based on the third anime adaption, GeGeGe no Kitarō: Saikyō Yōkai Gundan! Nippon Jōriku!!.

Fourth Anime

They appears along with Shiro-Uneri in episode 16 of the fourth anime adaption, Akaname and Shiro-Uneri.

Sixth Anime

They appears in episode #23 of the sixth anime adaptation, The Yōkai Apartment Secret Story.[1]


Tongue Stretching: Akaname is able to extend their tongue, usually using it to lick the grime from bathrooms.[1]

Wall Climbing: Unique to the sixth anime, they is able to climb on walls and ceilings.[1]

Selective Invisibility: Akaname is capable of making themself invisible to those they choose, such as the priest that tried to exorcise them and the others from the apartment.[1]

Gas Cloud Generation: Akaname is able to create a purple gas cloud of filth by spinning their head and tongue around and sending it to their target.[1]

Vanishing and Appearing: Similar to other yōkai, Akaname is able to disappear from sight. They are also able to appear somewhere else as well, flashing quickly while doing so.[1]

Size Shifting: Akaname's physical size depends on the amount of filth it takes in. They can grow as large as a modern building.


Akaname is a spirit who licks the untidy bathroom.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 23


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Kitarō Family
See also
47 Yōkai Warriors
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1971 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
Kitarō and Allies
Enma-DaiōKaruraYakanzuruYōkai Flower Spirit
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1985 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
Kitarō and Allies
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1996 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
Kitarō and Allies
Amefuri-KozōBaby DorotabōDai-TenguEnma-DaiōGama-SenninIwanabōzuKaruraKashaboKawausoMt. Kurama Karasu-TenguNeko-SenninNingyo ChildObariyonShisaYakanzuruZashiki-Warashi
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2018 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
Kitarō and Allies