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Kijimuna (キジムナー Kijimunā) are tree spirits from Ryukyu Islands that has appeared as both an ally and antagonist of Kitarō.
In the third anime, the Kijimuna appear as small yōkai, with large heads, tiny torsos and limbs. They are completely covered in light purple hair, they have small beak-like mouths with curvy lips and is purple in color, above them are their big eyes with small black pupils.
Within the fourth anime, the Kijimuna retain their small stature with large heads, though they lack a visible torso, with their limbs appearing to be connected to their heads. They are completely covered in light yellow hair, their beak-like mouth are now black and their big eyes usually have their pupils pointing in different directions. Their hands and feet have pale skin instead of hair.
In the fifth anime, the Kijimuna still appear as small yōkai with large heads, with short limbs and tiny torsos which their hair usually obscures. Their hair is brown in color, while their eyes have light yellow sclerae and their beak-like mouths are now dark yellow.
Within the sixth anime, the Kijimuna are small yōkai with large heads and short limbs with light yellow hair completely covering their bodies. Their eyes once again point in different directions, their beak-like mouths are now sharp and straight, having sharp white teeth.
Three Kijimuna appear in episode #28, The Great Yōkai War. They appear along with several other yōkai of the GeGeGe Forest to help Kitarō fight off the Western Yōkai. The three saw Victor Frankenstein's creature consuming two of the Iwanabōzu as one fell back towards Hyōsube. They are later seen atop Nurikabe as he he kicks the beast away. After Backbeard's army retreats, the three are seen recuperating from their injuries along with the others, sitting near Amefuri-Kozō.
Powers and Abilities
While Kijimunas are the spirits of Chinese banyan, a different being called the spirit of Chinese banyan appeared in Kitarō Kunitori Monogatari.