|Anime||Series 2 Episode 19 (1971)|
|1985 anime||Masato Hirano|
|2007 anime||Hisao Egawa|
Tsurube-Otoshi (つるべ落とし) is a giant head yōkai .
Tsurube-Otoshi is a giant bald head, with a dark beard and proportionally sized facial features. His eyes have brown irises and small pupils, buck teeth, thick eyebrows and lips.
In some manga appearances, he has been depicted with tiny legs protruding from his beard, mainly in moments of mobilization.
Tsurube-Otoshi appeared in episode #25 of the second anime adaptation, The Phantom Train.
Tsurube-Otoshi appears during the ending credits sequence of the third anime adaptation. His first appearance proper was in episode #35, Millennial Kingdom of Yōkai Akashita.
Tsurube-Otoshi appears in the opening of the sixth anime as Nurikabe's partner during the three-legged race scene. He also appears in the second opening, GET A NOTE, in the darkness behind Mana and Sōma.
It lurks in the tops of trees and drops down on unsuspecting humans, and has various descriptions - sometimes it is some sort of oni or tengu, sometimes it is a disembodied head, and sometimes it is a fireball. Its name is an expression for "falling quickly" which literally means "a well-bucket dropping", and sometimes the tsurube-otoshi instead drops a well-bucket to scoop up its prey.
|Ghost Tribe||Kitarō • Medama-Oyaji|
|Other members||Nezumi-Otoko • Neko-Musume • Sunakake-Babaa • Konaki-Jijii • Ittan-Momen • Nurikabe|
|Former members||Shisa • Yuki-hime • Netarō|
|Recurring allies||Yobuko • Kasa-Bake • Abura-Sumashi • Tsurube-Bi • Bake-Garasu|
|Yōkai Apartments||Nekoko • Kamikiri • Azuki-Arai • Akaname • Tsurube-Otoshi • Gyūki|
|Yōkai Yokochō||Kawauso • Amabie • Rokuro-Kubi • Ohaguro-Bettari • Nurikabe Family|
|Other Allies||Maruge • Ido-Sennin • Yagyō-san • Aobōzu • Agnès|
|Tendo Family||Yumeko Tendō • Hoshirō Tendō • Masao Tendō • Yūko Tendō|
|Elementary School Trio||Yūko Murakami • Shōta Suzuki • Jun Tanimoto|
|Others||Mizuki • Makoto Washio • Mana Inuyama|
|47 Yōkai Warriors|