Kuro-Kaibutsu (黒怪物 Kuro-Kaibutsu, lit. Black Monster) is a Chinese yōkai serving Qi.


He has a head which somewhat resembles a carnivorous bovine or a dragon with pairs of horns and whiskers. His whole body is covered with black or navy blue colored hairs.[1]




While Kuro-Kaibutsu didn't appear directly, Qi showed illusions as a last stand when his castle was on fire, and one of these illusions resembled Kuro-Kaibutsu.

1985 Anime

Kuro-Kaibutsu appeared in the third movie based on the third anime adaptation, GeGeGe no Kitarō: Saikyō Yōkai Gundan! Nippon Jōriku!![1]

Powers and Abilities

Size-Shifting: Kuro-Kaibutu is able to change his size, Enlarging his body to become much larger.[1]

Enhanced Strength:


Mace: Kuro-Kaibutsu wields a spiked club called a Mace. The weapon possesses a heavy head, adorned with numerous large spikes, on the end of a handle and a teal color scheme. It is capable of accommodating to his size when he enlarges himself.[1]


Original Illustration by Mizuki

In the tale Mizuki introduced within his book, it is rather unclear which of the three monsters the protagonist encountered was the actual Kuro-Kaibutsu as all those were described to be black in coloration. The three monsters, the two in the left and the one with long hairs and tongue fought each other for the protagonist and the man was able to escape thanks to the battle.



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1985 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
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