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Amefuri-Kozō (雨降小僧 or 雨降り小僧 Amefuri-Kozō, lit. Rainfall Boy) is a yōkai boy capable of bringing rain.

Appearance

Amefuri-Kozō is a short, child-like yōkai, having a pudgy face and upturned nose. He wears a blue kimono, a pair of getas, and an umbrella over the blue cloth wrapped around his head. He is always carrying around a thin paper lantern.

Personality

History

1968 Anime

Amefuri-Kozō appears in episode #20 of the first anime adaptation, Nezumi-Otoko and Neko-Musume.[1]

1985 Anime

1996 Anime

2007 Anime

Amefuri-Kozō appears in episode #25 of the fifth anime adaptation, The Great Yōkai Sports Festival.[2]

2018 Anime

Amefuri-Kozō appears in episode #21 of the sixth anime adaptation, Flame on! The Solitude of the Takurō-Bi.[3] He appears again in episode #28 along with Takurō-Bi and the other yōkai of GeGeGe Forest to help Kitarō fight off the Western Yōkai. After Backbeard and his army retreats for the time being, Amefuri-Kozō conjures rain to put out the fire that was consuming GeGeGe Forest.[4]

Powers and Abilities

Rain Conjuring: As his name implies, Amefuri-Kozō is able to conjure the rain at his command by using his paper lantern. Within the 2028 anime, Amefuri-Kozō is able to control his rain summoning, as shown when he makes the area around the trash compactor rain and stops once Takurō-Bi has been calmed. He also has to exert effort as it stops raining when he was attacked.[4] However, he has no control over this within the 2007 anime.[2]

Legend

Amefuri-Kozō is a weather spirit illustrated by Sekien Toriyama in his book "Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki."

References

  1. GeGeGe no Kitarō (1968): Episode 20
  2. 2.0 2.1 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2007): Episode 25
  3. GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 21
  4. 4.0 4.1 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 28

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