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Bake-Zōri (化け草履, Monster Zōri) is a Tsukumogami and an adversary of Kitarō's.

Appearance

Within the fifth anime, Bake-Zōri's appearance is relatively the same, still being an anthropomorphic straw sandal with human arms and legs. His giant eye has a yellow sclera, a red iris and a black pupil. He has a large mouth, reaching the ends of the laces, having a dull red tongue that he usually sticks out.

Personality

History

Manga

1985 Anime

Bake-Zōri appears in episode #99 of the third anime adaptation, Footwear Yōkai Bake-Zōri.

1996 Anime

Bake-Zōri appears in episode #43 of the fourth anime adaptation, Rebellion! Yōkai Bake-Zōri.

2007 Anime

Bake-Zōri appears in episode #53 of the fifth anime adaptation, Viva Hakusanbō! Haunted House.

He later appears in GeGeGe no Kitarō: Nippon Bakuretsu!!. Bake-Zōri appears as one of the multitude of Yōkai parading through cities due to Yato-no-Kami's influence, during all of he is in his larger form. He is later returned to where he came from after Hana agrees to follow Yato-no-Kami.[1]

2018 Anime

Bake-Zōri appears along with several other tsukumogami in episode #41 of the sixth anime adaptation, Enigma! Bake-Zōri's Rebellion.

2007 Live-Action Film

Abilities

Life Manipulation: Bake-Zōri is a live zōri sandal. He can show his arms, legs and eye or hide them. In that case, he looks like a normal zōri.

Giant Transformation: Bake-Zōri can become giantlike.

Legend

Bake-Zōri is a Tsukumogami, a zōri sandal that comes to life. He is said to spook inhabited households during the night, running around and continuously chanting: "Kararin, kororin, kankororin, managu mittsu ni ha ninmai!" (カラリン、コロリン、カンコロリン、まなぐ三つに歯二ん枚 "Kararin, kororin, kankororin! Two eyes, three eyes and two teeth!"). Most possibly he's mocking his "more noble cousins", the famous Geta.

References

  1. GeGeGe no Kitarō: Nippon Bakuretsu!!

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