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Monroe (モンロー Monrou) is a vampire and the wife (or aide in the 1985 anime) of Pii.

Appearance

Monroe is a beautiful woman, who is modeled after the American actress Marilyn Monroe. In the 1971 anime, she has wavy medium-length blonde hair, blunt bangs and a mole under her left eye and beside her nose. Her eyes have black irises and white sclerae, thin eyebrows above them and she wears red lipstick. Her clothing consists of a simple sleeveless onepiece purple dress that reaches her knees and has a v-cut neckline.[1]

Within the 1985 anime, Monroe's hair is slightly longer and has more volume, her bangs are now in a parted style, having more hair by her right side. Her eyes have dark blue irises, a mole sits on her left cheek and wears red lipstick. She wears white high heel shoes and her dress is now white and has a long skirt and thin straps, resembling the the white dress of the actual Marilyn Monroe.[2]

In the 1996 anime, Monroe's hair is much longer than previous incarnations now reaching her back and her bangs are now more evenly parted. Her eyes have teal irises, her eyebrows now match her blonde hair, she has a mole on her left cheek and her lips have red lipstick. Her dark purple dress has a wide neckline that stops before her shoulders, the end of her dress reaches the middle of her thighs and her heels are red.[3]

Within the 2007 anime, Monroe's hair is shorter and the side curls inwards, pointing to her face, her bangs are parted above her left eye and curl inwards as well. Her eyes have light purple irises, light blue eye shadow, a mole under her left eye and she wears pink lipstick. She wears a pink pearl necklace, a yellow bead wristband on her right arm, a ring and a pink dress with long skirt and thin straps and white heels.[4]

In the 2018 anime, Monroe has light blonde hair that curl outward at the ends, her bangs are parted above her left eye. Her eyes have purple irises with yellow pupils that have black centers, below her left eye is a mole and she wears red lipstick. Her outfit consists of a pink-hued, white dress with thin straps and a long skirt and red high heel shoes.[5]

Personality

History

1971 Anime

Monroe appeared along with Pii in episode #25 of the second anime adaption, The Phantom Train.[1]

1985 Anime

Monroe appeared along with Pii in episode #61 of the third anime adaption, The Phantom Train.[2]

1996 Anime

Monroe appeared along with Pii in episode nine of the fourth anime adaption, Roar! Kitaro Train.[3]

2007 Anime

GGGnK07 EP43 IMG3

Monroe appeared along with Pii in episode #43 of the fifth anime adaption, Mysterious Yōkai Train.[4]

After their defeat, they showed up again at the GeGeGe House in episode #54, Vampire Elite, however they could not provide help as Johnny is above them in terms of power. As the Vampire Elite's song started to play outside, they are frightened and quickly run away.[6]

2018 Anime

Monroe appeared along with Pii in episode #93 of the sixth anime adaptation, The Phantom Train.[5]

Abilities

Claws: Monroe is able to turn her fingernails into long sharp claws.[4]

Trivia

  • In Zoku GeGeGe no Kitarō, an actual spirit of Marilyn Monroe appeared as a school teacher at Hakanoshita Kōkō (墓の下高校 Under-Graveyard High School).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GeGeGe no Kitarō (1971): Episode 25
  2. 2.0 2.1 GeGeGe no Kitarō (1985): Episode 61
  3. 3.0 3.1 GeGeGe no Kitarō (1996): Episode 9
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2007): Episode 43
  5. 5.0 5.1 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 93
  6. GeGeGe no Kitarō (2007): Episode 54

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