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Tsuchi-Korobi (土転び Tsuchi-Korobi, lit. Earth Roller) is a Yōkai that rolls around the forest in the form of a ball of soil.

Appearance

There are two or three types of Tsuchi-Korobi. Tsuchi-Korobi's appearance is that of a giant mass of brown hair, with an elephant trunk, or arm in some adaptations, as their only appendage, just below their small eye.

Personality

History

Manga/1971 Anime

Tsuchi-Korobi's race was thought to be extinct, but a remnant cell was underwater and a human absorbed the scientific wastewater from a factory and was turned into a new Tsuchi-Korobi.

1985 Anime

1996 Anime

2007 Anime

Tsuchi-Korobi appeared in the 48th episode.[1]

It also made a brief appearance in the movie based on the fifth adaption, GeGeGe no Kitarō: Nippon Bakuretsu!! It was seen frolicking in the streets after the balance between the yokai and human worlds started to fall apart.

2018 Anime

Two Tsuchi-Korobi appears in the opening animation of the sixth anime adaption during the sports festival scene.

Powers and Abilities

Electricity Blast

Energy/Electricity/Gasoline sucking

Electricity Emission

Tree intaking

Size shifting

Rolling

Human Possession

Adhesive Spit (粘着つば Nenchaku-Tsuba): Tsuchi-Korobi can spit out a yellow-green-colored spit, that is very sticky and can immobilize his targets.[2]

Dissolving Spit: By spitting out a lavender-colored liquid, Tsuchi-Korobi can dissolve his adhesive spit.[2]

Legend

In western Japan, some of Tsuchi-Korobi's legends are connected to that of Nozuchi and Tsuchinoko.

References

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