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Raijū
Img raiju
Name
Japanese 雷獣
English Thunder Animal
Thunder Beast
Profile
Species Yōkai
Gender Male
Abilities Electric Abilities
Affiliation 47 Yōkai Warriors
First Appearance
Manga The Yōkai Seven
Mysteries
(1985)
Anime Series 3 Episode 108
Gallery

Raijū (雷獣, thunder animal or thunder beast) is an electric yōkai.

Appearance

Within the fifth anime, Raijū's appearance is that of a large, lavender feline-like creature with two stocky tails and multiple yellow barbs on his back, those aligned on his spine being the largest. He has a pair of white thick whiskers, eyes with red irises and small black pupils. On each of his stubby paws are five yellow claws.[1]

Personality

Within the fifth anime, Raijū has an animalistic mindset and acts much like a beast. He displays behavior such attacking those he deems a threat to him or his home and becoming docile once he senses his home is restored.[1]

History

Third Anime

He appears in episode #108 of the third anime adaptation, Kitaro Family Forever.[2]

Fifth Anime

He appears in the tenth episode of the fifth anime adaptation, The Almighty God! Raijū.[1]

Sometime later, he awakens from his slumber and during the battle against Yato-no-Kami in GeGeGe no Kitarō: Nippon Bakuretsu!!, Yobuko calls for help from all over Japan, the remaining 47 Yōkai Warriors are revealed once their mark begins to shine. Among those are Raijū, who looks at his mark when it appears on his left ear. Afterwards his power is sent to aid Kitarō in defeating Yato-no-Kami.[3] He is also one of the 47 Yōkai Warriors. He's the representative of Tochigi. His mark is located on his left ear.

Abilities

Electric Generation: Raijū is able to generate lightning from his mouth, utilizing it to attack those who threaten him.

Legend

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2007): Episode 10
  2. GeGeGe no Kitarō (1985): Episode 108
  3. GeGeGe no Kitarō: Nippon Bakuretsu!!

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