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Gozu (牛頭 Gozu, lit. Ox Head) is a yōkai and Enma-Daiō's guard so called Gokusotsu along with Mezu.

Appearance

Personality

History

2007 Anime

Multiple Gozu and Mezu appeared.

A pair of Gozu and Mezu watch over three bank robbers in a cemetery, where they appear as floating transparent images after the leader shoots Kitarō, who disappears afterwards. Another pair witness Enma Daio wrince in pain as Yato-no-Kami starts overpowering his seal.[1]

2018 Anime

Gozu appears alongside Mezu out of the flames of the portal created by Enma-Daiō to re-incarcerate Ibukimaru. The two watch as the Kidō is chained and pulled closer to the portal, soon the three disappear along with the portal.[2]

Powers and Abilities

Dimensional Vision: Gozu can watch over criminals from Jigoku, appearing as floating transparent images of themselves, invisible to humans.[1]

Legend

Gozu (Gośīrṣa) and Mezu (Aśvaśīrṣa) have been known with various aliases, and they were also called rasetsu. In Konjaku Monogatarishū, Hokke Genki, and Taiheiki, cattle-headed onis appeared as villains and were reffereed as either Gozu or Ushi-Oni.

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