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Kakutanju is a somewhat equine being, with dark, red-brown skin, two pointy ears, a wild orange mane that stretches to its back and tail, white eyes with small black pupils, and a gold horn with five rings. Curvy orange marks appear over its face, and the front of its neck. Its mouth has a green tongue and and rows of sharp white teeth on both jaws. The feet ends with three toes each and the front legs have five strips.
Kakutanjū appeared in the third movie based on the third anime adaptation, GeGeGe no Kitarō: Saikyō Yōkai Gundan! Nippon Jōriku!!.
Powers and Abilities
Enhanced Strength: It has displayed considerable physical strength, as it is capable of overwhelming a number of Japanese yōkai by itself.
In Mizuki's book, the Kakutanju is introduced as a holy beast and a subspecies of the Qilin. Kakutanjū's name is composed of "Horn" (角, Tsuno) and "Holy Beast" (瑞獣, Zuijū).