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Qi (チー Chī) is a Chinese Yōkai and antagonist of Kitarō. His true form is that of a Nine-Tailed Fox.

Appearance

Qi's True Form in the 1985 Anime

Personality

History

Chi the leader of all Chinese Yaoguai. He is a Jiuweihu and the brother of Tamamo-no-Mae.

In manga, Kitarō and others defeated Tamamo-no-Mae in the GeGeGe no Kitarō Challenge Series story Secret of Ancient Times.

Manga

He first appeared in the Shonen Magazine story Yōkai Cloth.[1]

1971 Anime

Qi appeared in episode #2 of the second anime adaptation, Yōkai Cloth.

1985 Anime

Qi appeared in the third anime adaptation's third movie, GeGeGe no Kitarō: Saikyō Yōkai Gundan! Nippon Jōriku!!.[2]

1996 Anime

Qi appeared in episode #79 and 80 of the fourth anime adaptation, The Chinese Yōkai Invasion! (Part 1) and The Chinese Yōkai Invasion! (Part 2).

2007 Anime

Qi appeared in episode #63 of the fifth anime adaptation, Japanese Yōkai Annihilated!? Fabric Yōkai!!.[3] He makes another appearance in episode 76, Strongest Tag Battle!! Southern & Chinese Yōkai!![4]

Powers and Abilities

Cloth Magic (反物魔法 Tanmono Mahō): Qi is able to transform Yōkai into rolls of cloth, primarily through using pills. By using these Yōkai-turned-cloth, he is able to make clothes that when worn make the victim fall under his mind control.[1] He is also capable of using his breath,[2] or sticks to transform his target.[4] He can also make clothes for himself, where he is able to gain the powers of the Yōkai the cloth was made from.[3]

Paper Magic: Qi is able to utilize many paper-based techniques including summoning [Kami-no-Sei]] by drawing on paper, they take on the form of whatever he draws, ranging from Japanese Yōkai to generic monsters. One prominent example is a giant Chinese dragon, called Yōjin.

Fire Manipulation: Like other Kitsune, Qi is able to produce supernatural fire for varying needs, such as for offense or for decoration.

  • Fox Fire (狐火 Kitsunebi): Qi produces several floating fireballs as a decorative light source for his castle.[2]

Transformation

Lightning

Flight

Poisonous Gas

Teleportation:

Illusion

Hypnosis

Camouflage

Body Extending

Yōkai Energy

Item Summoning

Fighting Skills

Equipment

Cloth

Paper: Qi uses the paper to draw the creatures, so his Kami-no-Sei will take the form of the drawing.

Cloth-making stick

Yōkai Castle

Powder

Pills

Ship

Flying Carpet

Trivia

  • Qi's appearance in the second opening of the 2007 anime slightly differs in his facial features from his appearance in the anime itself and closely resembles his past designs.

Legend

References

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