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Mezu (馬頭 Mezu, lit. Horse Head) is a Yōkai and Enma-Daiō's guard so called Gokusotsu along with Gozu.

Appearance

Personality

History

2007 Anime

Multiple Mezu and Gozu appeared.

A pair of Gozu and Mezu watch over three bank robbers in a cemetery, where they appear as floating transparent images after the leader shoots Kitarō, who disappears afterwards. Another pair witness Enma Daio wrince in pain as Yato-no-Kami starts overpowering his seal.[1]

2018 Anime

Four Generals of Jigoku Arc

Mezu appears alongside Gozu out of the flames of the portal created by Enma-Daiō to re-incarcerate Ibukimaru. The two watch as the Kidō is chained and pulled closer to the portal, soon the three disappear along with the portal.[2]

Powers and Abilities

Dimensional Vision: Gozu can watch over criminals from Jigoku, appearing as floating transparent images of themselves, invisible to humans.[1]

Legend

Mezu (Aśvaśīrṣa) and Gozu (Gośīrṣa) have been known with various aliases, and they were also called rasetsu. In Uji shui monogatari, horse-headed oni appeared as a member of Hyakki Yagyō.

References

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