Gangi-Kozō (がんぎ小僧, roughly "jagged boy" or "chompers boy") is a yōkai .
Gangi-kozō's appears as a short being covered in fur, except for his chest, as well as having a faint of whiskers around his mouth. He has webbed hands and feet, pointy teeth, and his medium-lengthed black hair is stylized similar to Kitarō's, with his bangs being parted above both his yellow eyes. His fur is colored brown in the fourth anime, while chartreuse in the fifth anime.
In the fourth anime, Gangi-Kozō wore a striped-mantle, patterned in blue and light blue thick stripes. In the fifth anime he wore a red head band during the yōkai sports festival.
Within the sixth anime, Gangi-Kozō is shown to be rather friendly, enjoying time together with the other yōkai tenants of the Sokai Lively Apartment by drinking sake together.
Many Gangi-Kozō appear in episode #28, The Great Yōkai War. They appear along with several other yōkai of the GeGeGe Forest to help Kitarō fight off the Western Yōkai. They carried rifles and shot Wolfgang, having been told of his weakness beforehand. However this proved to be ineffective as Wolfgang reveals that under a full moon, he is invincible and slaughters them. Two more are seen witnessing the fight between Victor Frankenstein's beast and Nurikabe. After Backbeard's army retreats, at least one Gangi-Kozō is shown to have survived.
A Gangi-Kozō is among the yōkai who witnesses Agnès' return to the forest, joining in the pelting of threats and rocks at young witch. They stop once Neko-Musume stands by Agnès and walks with her. Gangi-Kozō asks Amamehagi on what they should do as the two girls are followed by the other Kitarō Family members. He soon joins the crowd of yōkai gathered around the GeGeGe House, trying to drive Agnès out of the forest. Medama-Oyaji tries to warns them that if they drive her out then the tragedy Malay yōkai will repeat somewhere else. He listens to Kitarō as he explains how grave the consequences are if Japan becomes a part of Backbeard's empire, causing the crowd to look at one another. Until their attention is drawn to Kitarō as he stands on his resolve to fight.
Gangi-kozō is a harmless, fish-eating water monster in relation with the well-known kappas. Gangi-kozō occasionally encounter fishermen along the rivers they inhabit. When meeting one, the fishermen would often leave their largest, cheapest fish on the riverside as an offering.
- ↑ GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 23
- ↑ GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 28
- ↑ GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 35
|Manga||Kitarō • Nezumi-Otoko • Kiba-Gurui • Hyakume • Mammoth-Otoko • Adobarana • Tsuchi-Korobi • Iso-Onna • Werewolf • Frankenstein • Mummy|
|1968 Anime|| Kitarō • Kiba-Gurui • Chimi • Muku-Jara • Akanbei • Chōkōzetsu • Dozaemon • Notaribō • Nowake-Baba • Rokurobei|
Support: Hyakume Child • Tsurube-Bi
|1985 Anime|| Kitarō • Nezumi-Otoko • Neko-Musume • Sunakake-Babaa • Konaki-Jijii • Ittan-Momen • Nurikabe • Mammoth-Otoko • Gangi-Kozō • Daruma • Karakasa-Kozō|
Commentary: Yumeko Tendō • Medama-Oyaji
|1996 Anime||Kitarō • Neko-Musume • Sunakake-Babaa • Konaki-Jijii • Ittan-Momen • Nurikabe • Azuki-Togi • Fūjin • Wanyūdō • Kasa-Bake • Ball Yōkai|