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Shirikodama are mythical balls that are located in a person's anus. They appear in the 1985 and 2018 anime.[1]

Description

Sunakake-Babaa explaining about the Shirikodama

In the 1985 anime, Shirikodama are small yellow balls, residing in a person's anus. When they are stolen, the victims feels discomfort.[2]

Ittan-Momen's Shirikodama being stolen

In the 2018 anime, Shirikodama are glowing yellow balls. Kappa are able to steal a person's Shirikodama, by pulling it out from behind. It is capable of being returned the same way, also causing a slight discomfort. Yōkai are also capable of having their Shirikodama stolen, even those with no noticeable spot, such as Ittan-Momen and Nurikabe.

Jirōmaru returns Kitarō's Shirikodama

When one's Shirikodama is stolen, they feel a moment of discomfort, but quickly fall in to a state of bliss and they become lethargic and lazy. Victims are unwilling to move and are content to just lay around. They also seem to have dreams of happy moments in their life.[1]

Legend

A Shirikodama is a mythical ball said to contain a person's soul, which is located inside the anus. Kappa sometime take their victim's Shirikodama in order to gain their power.

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