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Kagami-Jijii in manga
|Abilities||Trapping people in mirrors|
|Anime||Series 1 Episode 8 (1968)|
|1968 anime||Ichirō Nagai|
|1985 anime||Kōhei Miyauchi|
|1996 anime||Eiji Maruyama|
|2007 anime||Unshō Ishizuka|
|2018 anime||Kōzō Shioya|
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.
Kagami-Jijii is somewhat lecherous, often leering a young women and girls from within the mirror. On the other hand, from the 3rd anime on he is also portrayed as having a honorable side to him, using his powers to protect young women and children.
In the 6th anime, Kagami-Jijii is more timid, 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 based on the 5th anime, GeGeGe no Kitarō: Nippon Bakuretsu!!
Kagami-Jijii is shown in the opening of the 6th anime during the tug-o-war scene.
Mirror Magic: Kagami-Jijii is a yōkai who lives inside mirrors. Thus he has control over mirrors and have various powers related to it.
- 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.
- Image Stealing: He can also steal someone's image and trap it in the mirror world, making the victim invisible. 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.