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|Anime||Series 1 Episode 45 (1968)|
|1968 anime||Kōsei Tomita|
|1985 anime||Masahiro Anzai|
|1996 anime||Kappei Yamaguchi|
|2018 anime||Motoko Kumai|
He is a yōkai without eyes and nose on face.
Tempura of the human is his favorite food.
Shonen Magazine/First anime
Nopperabō appears in episode #45 of the first anime adaptation, Nopperabō.
Nopperabō appears in episode #16 of the third anime adaptation, Yōkai Nopperabō.
Nopperabō is shown in the opening of the sixth anime during the tug-o-war scene. He appears in the background throughout the series and is seen to be good friends with Kitarō and the others.
His main appearance is in episode #44, Masquerade Nopperabō. He got acquainted with Atsushi Kitajima and SNS, a member of a popular idol unit, and enjoyed talking as a friend. To Atsushi, he said that he would like to see him directly, but he directed Kitarō towards Atsushi. When Atsushi realized Nopperabō was the one who texted him, he flees away from fearfully, but when Atsushi was attacked by Oshiroi-Babaa, Nopperabō tried to protect him.
The Nopperabō (のっぺらぼう or のっぺら坊), or faceless ghost, is a Japanese legendary creature. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as a mujina, an old Japanese word for a badger or raccoon dog. Although the mujina can assume the form of the other, nopperabō are usually humans. Such creatures were thought to sometimes transform themselves into nopperabō in order to frighten humans. Lafcadio Hearn used the animals' name as the title of his story about faceless monsters, probably resulting in the misused terminology.
Nopperabō are known primarily for frightening humans, but are usually otherwise harmless. They appear at first as ordinary human beings, sometimes impersonating someone familiar to the victim, before causing their features to disappear, leaving a blank, smooth sheet of skin where their face should be.