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Tsurube-Bi (つるべ火 Tsurube-Bi, lit. drooping flame) are a breed of Yōkai in the GeGeGe no Kitarō manga and anime franchise. In the 1968 anime and some manga chapters, Tsurube-Bi is depicted as an individual character.

Appearance

The Tsurube-Bi is floating fireball with a face, usually that of an old man.

Personality

History

Tsurube-Bi often appear to assist Kitarō, performing a variety of tasks including serving as a light in dark places, shining bright enough to trick some enemies into believing it's daytime, or even attacking enemies with flames.

While most adaptations depict numerous Tsurube-Bi, some stories (particularly from the manga and the 1968 anime) depicted an individual Tsurube-Bi as an ally. Tsurube-Bi had speaking roles in two 1968 series episodes, Obake Nighter and The Yōkai Army.

The first anime also featured a similar character, the Yōkai Lamp (妖怪ランプ), a Tsurube-Bi who acted as a light for Kitarō's house and occasionally aided him in fights.

Fifth Anime

Two Tsurube-Bi stay within the stone lamps at the entrance to Yōkai Yokochō, where Neko-Musume passes to enter. A Tsurube-Bi resides in the GeGeGe House, where Kitarō and [[[Medama-Oyaji]] utilize it as a stove to heat water. Another pair of Tsurube-Bi appear residing in lamps by the river of Yōkai Yokochō.[1] On another day, the pair of Tsurube-Bi stationed at the entrance to Yōkai Yokochō burn brightly.[2]

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47 Yōkai Warriors
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Flame Yōkai Five
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1968 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
Kitarō and Allies
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1971 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
Kitarō and Allies
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1985 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
Kitarō and Allies
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Jigoku
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1996 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
Kitarō and Allies
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2007 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
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2018 Series Yōkai and other Mystical Beings
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