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Iso-Onna (磯女 Iso-Onna, lit. Beach Rock Woman) is a water yōkai. She appears in the story, Iso-Onna.

Appearance

Except for the third and fifth anime adaptations, the true entity of Iso-Onna is the baby she holds.

Personality

History

Manga/First Anime

She appears along with her baby in episode #56 of the first anime adaptation, Iso-Onna.

1985 Anime

She appears along with her baby in episode #7 of the third anime adaptation, Lone Yōkai Iso-Onna.

1996 Anime

She appears along with her baby in episode #68 of the fourth anime adaptation, Rough seas of legend: Iso-Onna!

2007 Anime

She appears along with her baby in episode #56 of the fifth anime adaptation, The Forbidden Cape! Iso-Onna. She is one of the 47 Yōkai Warriors and the representative of Nagasaki. Her mark is located on her baby's diaper.

Powers and Abilities

Rain Casting

Expansion:

Extendable Arms:

Weight Control:

Ingestion:

Hair Control

Water Manipulation:

Thundercloud and Rain:

Legend

The Iso-Onna is a yōkai found in fishing villages all over Kyushu, and similar yōkai, such as Nure-Onna and Daki, can be found among many regions of Japan. She has many different names, and all of them seem friendly enough:

  • Iso-Onago = rocky shore girl
  • Umi-Onna = ocean woman
  • Umi-Hime = ocean princess
  • Umi-Nyoubo = ocean wife

Trivia

  • The Iso-Onna story was told in the 56th episode of both the first and fifth anime.

References

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