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Uwan (うわん Uwan) is a Yōkai who shouts his own name to scare away people.[1]

Appearance

Uwan is a large humanoid yōkai with pale, teal skin, and wears a pale gray loincloth held by a yellow rope as his only clothing. He smiles rather often. He has a thick neck, stubbles of hair form a slight beard, and strands of hair cover his chests, forearms, legs and feet. His body has a big build and is rather disproportionate, having long arms that reach his feet, his forearms are rather thick, with equally large hands and his legs are very muscular. His eyes, which are usually kept closed, have yellow sclerae, dark orange irises, and black pupils.[1]

Personality

Uwan is incapable of human speech, only capable of uttering "Uwan". He means no harm to humans, only scaring them away and nothing further. His care for humans, as when Kurobōzu was going after humans, Uwan kept the humans safe by scaring them away and went to the point of sacrificing himself.[1]

History

2007 Anime

He appears in episode #20 of the fifth anime adaptation, Voice From the Dark! Ghost Spot.[1]

Powers and Abilities

Enhanced Strength: Uwan has shown impressive strength, being able to hold Kurobōzu tightly as they are pulled into the eternal darkness.[1]

Curse: If Uwan is ever seen by humans he would be dragged into the eternal darkness.[1]

Legend

It is named for the distinctive sound it makes, crying out from the darkness: “Uwan!”

Uwan are occasionally encountered outside of old buildings and temples, where they like to assault lone passersby by leaping out of the shadows and shouting, “Uwan!”

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