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Mujina (ムジナ Mujina) are Yōkai badgers with the power to shapeshift.

Description

History

1968 Anime

1985 Anime

1996 Anime

2018 Anime

Mujina appeared in episode 50.[1]

Powers and Abilities

Shapeshifting: Mujina are able to change their appearance to resemble other beings.

List of Mujina

Name Debut Series
Mujina GeGeGe no Kitarō (Shonen Magazine)
Ren Shōsetsu Gegege no Kitarō ~Shu no Oto~


Legend

The Mujina is an old Japanese term that now primarily refers to the Japanese badger, but was used for the Japanese raccoon dog, also known as the Tanuki in the past, causing confusion. In some regions, the term still refers to the Japanese raccoon dog (tanuki) or even foxes (kitsune). The Mujina of Japanese folklore is an avid shapeshifter and deceiver of humans. One of the forms the mujina is purported to take, is that of a "faceless ghost". The faceless ghost is often referred to by English speakers as a mujina, but the Japanese know it as Nopperabō.

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