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Takurō-Bi (たくろう火 Takurō-Bi) is a flame Yōkai.

Appearance

Within the sixth, Takurō-Bi takes the form of a being completely composed of fire, from his small wispy tail to the flames atop his head. He has a pair of arms that can blend in with his fire body. His face consists of a skull-like mouth and a pair of eyes that are surrounded with black as the outer ring and yellow as the inner ring, his eyes have light purple sclerae and small black pupils. When enraged his pupils turn red and are shaped like normal eyes.[1]

Personality

History

1985 Anime

2018 Anime

Takurō-Bi appears in episode #21 of the sixth anime adaptation, Flame on! The Solitude of the Takurō-Bi.[1] He appears again in episode #28 along with Amefuri-Kozō and the other yōkai of the GeGeGe Forest to help Kitarō fight off the Western Yōkai. After Backbeard's army retreats, Amefuri-Kozō conjures rain to put out the fire consuming the GeGeGe Forest, Karakasa shielding him from the rain.[2]

Abilities

Flame Body: Due to being made of fire, Takurō-Bi is able to set things a blaze. Unfortunately he has no control over this and whatever he touches will burn.[1]

  • Fire Absorption: When enraged Takurō-Bi is capable of absorbing beings by blasting them with fire, followed by swallowing them whole. Those absorbed can be set free once Takurō-Bi has been weakened significantly, being spat out in a ball of fire with no visible injuries.[1]

Levitation: Takurō-Bi is able to float off the ground, he is also capable of flying high enough to have an aerial view over the amusement park.[1]

Legend

At the eastern coast of the Hiroshima Prefecture, the Takurō-Bi appears as a pair of fireballs floating in the sea at night, often spotted by sailors traveling on the Seto Inland Sea. In Hiroshima there's a story about two woman who died a tragic death and transformed into two stones called Kyō-Jorō and Chikushi-Jorō, with their souls becoming the Takurō-Bi and float on the sea every night. It's also know as the Kurabe-Bi.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 21
  2. GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 28

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