In the first episode she appeared, Medama-Oyaji described her as a being close to a god, and she misses old times when princesses and kings and generals used to visit her to seek fortunes centuries ago.
Amabie has a round head with a parrot like beak for a mouth, long pink hair and blue eyes. The rest of her body is covered in scales, around the neck they are white, from her arms and torso are mint green and her forearms, hands and tail are dark green.
Unlike in the manga, Amabie in the 2007 anime has a mermaid-like tail instead of three legs.
Amabie is conceited and childish mermaid originally from Kumamoto who constantly squabbled with her neighbors. One day she met Aobōzu, who told her to go to Yōkai Yokochō to meet Kitarō and learn how to get along with other yōkai. However, likely due to her ego, she somehow mistook his advice and thought she was going to Yōkai Yokochō to become an idol. Though she butted heads with everyone at first, she frantically tried to help Kitarō save Sunakake-Babaa from being shot with Nurarihyon's arrow, using her precognitive abilities to assist him. Afterwards she was welcomed into the Yōkai Yokochō fold. She soon developed a crush on Kitarō and began following him around often, frequently clashing with a jealous Neko-Musume. She is also often seen with Kawauso, and the two provide a lot of comic relief together. She often smacks him around when she catches him talking bad about her.
Amabie appears throughout the fifth anime.
Episode 26: She first appears in episode #26 of the fifth anime adaptation, Yōkai Idol!? Amabie.
Episode 62: In episode #62, Kubire-Oni Beckons Death, she makes use of her precognitive powers to open up a fortune-telling business. She disguises as a human while working, wearing a veil over her mouth and a shirt that conceals her arms.
Episode 82: In episode #82, Parched Life! Akashita Hot Spring, she is revealed to be the ninth of the chosen 47 Yōkai Warriors. She is the representative of Kumamoto and her mark's location is on the left side of her tail fin.
Amabie appears in Akuma-kun: The Great Prophet Nostradamus as a member of Shingo Yamada's Twelve Apostles, his position unknown.
Powers and Abilities
Flash Precognition: Amabie has the ability to see near-future events and locate the location of hidden things. However, most of her predictions are bad omens and things that are easily predictable.
Levitation: She also has the ability to float on land, hovering just above the ground and occasionally above others' heads.
Water Cannon: She can shoot seawater from out of her mouth.
The Amabie is a legendary Japanese mermaid who is said, to come from the sea and prophesy either an abundant harvest or an epidemic. There are similar characters related to her; Amabiko (アマビコ or 天日子), Amahiko (尼彦, あま彦 or 天彦), Amahiko-Nyūdō (尼彦入道), Arie (アリエ) and others.
Amabiko is considered as the original form of Amabie in Japan where the name Amabie was a spelling mistake, and Mizuki's drawing was established as a general image and name of Amabie.
- Amabie's conception into the 2007 anime originated from the staff planning to add a selfish character who could predict the future into the cast ensemble. The Kitarō Magazine VOL.1 revealed that Kudan was considered for the role.
- While not appearing in the 2018 anime series proper, Amabie has met Kitarō.
|Ghost Tribe||Kitarō • Medama-Oyaji|
|Other members||Nezumi-Otoko • Neko-Musume • Sunakake-Babaa • Konaki-Jijii • Ittan-Momen • Nurikabe|
|Former members||Shisa • Yuki-Hime • Netarō|
|Recurring allies||Yobuko • Kasa-Bake • Abura-Sumashi • Tsurube-Bi • Bake-Garasu|
|Yōkai Apartments||Nekoko • Kamikiri • Azuki-Arai • Akaname • Tsurube-Otoshi • Gyūki|
|Yōkai Yokochō||Kawauso • Amabie • Rokuro-Kubi • Ohaguro-Bettari • Nurikabe-Nyōbō & Ko-Nurikabe|
|Other Allies||Maruge • Ido-Sennin • Bake-Kujira • Yagyō-san • Aobōzu • Simurgh • Agnès|
|Tendo Family||Yumeko Tendō • Hoshirō Tendō • Masao Tendō • Yūko Tendō|
|Elementary School Trio||Yūko Murakami • Shōta Suzuki • Jun Tanimoto|
|Others||Mizuki • Makoto Washio • Mana Inuyama|
|47 Yōkai Warriors|