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Nozuchi (野づち or のづち Nozuchi, lit. wild hammer, meaning filed spirit or field serpent) is a serpent-like yōkai that can suck up anything in its path.

Appearance

In Shinigami Tai-Senki and Iyan Nacchau Bushi, unusually small individuals were seen.

Personality

In the manga episodes, Nozuchi were depicted to be rather harmless unlike the 1996 anime.

Unlike the rest of the series, Nozuchi appeared in the 1996 anime was described to be a brain-less being only to follow its instinct to vacuum anything around, akin to the nature of Yakanzuru.

History

Hiderigami (story)

It has been sleeping in Nozuchi-Zuka for 300 years, but awakenby Kitarō against enlarged Hiderigami. After sucking Hiderigami, it attacked Kitarō, but made a deal for peaceful sleep and released weaken Hiderigami, and fell asleep again after taking a sleeping pill given.

Shinigami Tai-Senki

It was one of Yōkai to assembled to fight off Western Yōkai.

Kitarō Kunitori Monogatari

It appeared to watch sumo wrestlings held by Boze.

Shinpen GeGeGe no Kitarō

It was awaken from Nozuchi-Zuka to counter Enra-Enra who enlarged and violent with air pollution of cities. Although it defeated Enra-Enra, it fell unconscious due to poisons it sucked. Later, as Nezumi-Otoko lied to Nozuchi when waking it up that Nozuchi can have "tasty" gas and smokes, Nozuchi brought a trial for this.

1968 Anime

1985 Anime

1996 Anime

Powers and Abilities

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It is a powerful being. In the fourth anime, it was noted that like Daidarabotchi, it wasn't an easy task to seal it even for an ancient god.

Vacuum Breath: Nozuchi can inhale objects including buildings like a tornado. In the third series, this ability was used as a main weapon for Yagyō-san's Yōkai Tank. In the fourth anime, this was explained as its intestine was connected to a fourth dimension. Kitarō fixed this with his Chanchanko to create a tornado of Yōkai energy.

Legend

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