Raijū (雷獣 Raijū, lit. Thunder Beast) is an electric yōkai.
In illustrations, the Raijū is a mammalian beast covered with green fur. It has six legs that have clawed toes, a pointy snout with sharp teeth, pointy ears, orange eyes with small pupils, and two fluffy tails.
In the 1985 anime, Raiju is a small mammalian yokai, having orange-brown fur with tan-colored digits, three on each of the front pair and five on each on the hind pair. It has triangular-shaped ears that point back and two fluffy tails, both of which have darker colored stripes. Its eyes are sharp with yellow sclerae and tiny black pupils.
Within the 2007 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.
Within the 2007 anime, Raijū has an animalistic mindset and acts much like an angry beast. He displays behavior such as attacking those he deems a threat to him or his home and becoming docile once he senses his home is restored.
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 is Raijū, who looks at his mark when it appears on his left ear. Afterward, his power is sent to aid Kitarō in defeating Yato-no-Kami. He is also one of the 47 Yōkai Warriors. He's the representative of Tochigi. His mark is located on his left ear.
Powers and Abilities
Electricity Manipulation: Raijū is able to generate lightning from his tails and mouth, utilizing it to attack those who threaten him. In the third anime, the lightning is green-colored while it was blue in the fifth anime.
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Raijū appears as a member of Shingo Yamada's Twelve Apostles, his position unknown.
|Main||Nurarihyon (leader) • Shu-no-Bon • Jakotsu-Babaa|
|Monday Dramaland||Miage-Nyūdō • Nobiagari • Okkamuro • Amikiri • Vampire Elite|
|The Demon Flute||Sakurako • Yadōkai • Nupperabō • Kawazaru|
|1985 Anime||Chinpo • Guwagoze • Oboro-Guruma • Tsujigami • Raijū • Kowai • Oiteke-Bori • Grass Kamaitachi • Okuri-Chōchin • Ashi-Arai • Nururibō|
|1996 Anime||Momon-Jii • Backbeard • Kōmori-Neko • Grimalkin • Viy • Giant • Youaltepuztli • Ustrel • Poltergeist • Golem|
|2007 Anime||Kamaitachi • Kyūso • Kani-Bōzu • Dodomeki • Mashiro • Yōkai Castle|
|2008 film||Nure-Onna • Yasha • Satori • Te-no-Me • Gasha-Dokuro|
|2018 Anime||Neko-Sennin • Nuppeppō • Tsuchi-Korobi|