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Gotoku-Neko (五徳猫 Gotoku-Neko, lit. Kettle Stand Cat) is a cat Yōkai who first appeared in the Mizuki Pro manga Saishinban GeGeGe no Kitarō. It has been portrayed as both male and female.

Appearance

Personality

History

Manga

In Kitarō Kunitori Monogatari, Shisa's pet cat was possessed by a Shibitodama, and transformed into a Gotoku-Neko. This Gotoku-Neko then enslaved Shisa.

1985 Anime

1996 Anime

Equipment

Bamboo Pipe: Gotoku-Neko owns a large bamboo pipe in the 1996 anime, that is capable of releasing a powerful, but short-ranged, fire blast.

Legend

The Gotoku-Neko is a type of Bake-Neko, where it wears an upside down kettle stand, or trivet, on top of its head. It can be found sitting around the irori, an in-floor hearth found in old country houses of Japan, and tending the fire by using a bamboo pipe to blow on it. Its name can also mean five virtues of Confucianism.

References

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1996 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
Kitarō and Allies
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