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Kagami-Jijii (鏡じじい or 鏡爺 Kagami-Jijii, lit. Mirror Geezer) is a Yōkai who lives in the Mirror World. He is an original creation of Shigeru Mizuki's and first appeared in the Shonen Magazine story Kagami-Jijii.
Kagami-Jijii resembles an old man with long hair, pointy ears, and two buck teeth. He is typically depicted with facial hair of some sort, usually a mustache. He is balding on top and has a horn-like bump at the top of his forehead. He wears a robe and often carries a staff with him.
He is modeled after Toriyama Sekien's depiction of Momon-Jii, while Mizuki's depiction of Momon-Jii is an original design.
Kagami-Jijii is somewhat lecherous, often leering at young women and girls from within the mirror. On the other hand, from the 1985 anime and on he is also portrayed as having an honorable side to him, using his powers to protect young women and children.
In the 2018 anime, Kagami-Jijii is timider, being apprehensive to explain when confronted by Kitarō and the others about Mana. He does however still have his lecherous tendency, claiming that both Mana and Neko-Musume resemble his first love, to which Medama-Oyaji believes him to be a womanizer.
Shonen Magazine/First Anime
Kagami-Jijii appears in the movie GeGeGe no Kitarō: Nippon Bakuretsu!!.
Kagami-Jijii is shown in the opening of the sixth anime during the tug-o-war scene.
Powers and Abilities
Mirror Manipulation: Kagami-Jijii is a yōkai who lives inside mirrors, thus he has control over mirrors and has various powers related to them.
- Mirror Traversing: He has the ability to travel through mirrors and pull people into the Mirror World. He is able to travel through any mirror, even if it is just a broken shard. He can view any mirror, not just the human world but also the Jōhari Mirror in Enma-Daiō's palace.
- Image Stealing: He can also steal someone's image and trap it in the mirror world, making the victim invisible. In the manga and the 1968 anime, Kagami-Jijii himself has no physical form in the real world, and destroying his home mirror cancels out his powers.
- In his debut appearance, it is implied he is on friendly terms with Jakotsu-Babaa and Dansaburō-Danuki.