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Not to be confused with Yōken Tarō.

Yōken (妖犬 Yōken, Yōkai Dog) is a chinese yōkai who works for Qi.

Appearance

In the manga, Yōken is an anthropomorphic water buffalo, with dark fur and horns, light-colored lips and irises. He wears a light-colored tunic with a dark trim.[1]

In the 1971 anime, Yōken is an anthropomorphic water buffalo with dark purple fur, small ears and a pair of gray horns. He wears a loose, magenta Chinese tunic with a black trim, a matching sash is tied at the waist, brown pants navy blue boots. His true form is that of a white fox.[2]

In the 1985 anime, Yōken is an anthropomorphic water buffalo with dark blue fur, big ears and a pair dark gray horns. His lips are pale purple and his eyes have white sclerae, blue irises and black pupils. He wears a white tunic under a blue tunic with a light blue trim and yellow edges, a red sash is tied around his waist, yellow pants and brown boots.[3]

In the 1996 anime, Yōken is an anthropomorphic water buffalo with black fur, big ears and a pair of dull brown horns. His lips are pink and his eyes have red sclerae, yellow irises and tiny black pupils. He wears a magenta tunic under a white tunic with a black trim, a black sash which is tied at the waist, yellow pants and a pair of black Chinese boots with red sides.[4]

Personality

History

Manga

1971 Anime

1985 Anime

Yoken appeared in the third movie based on the third anime adaptation, GeGeGe no Kitarō: Saikyō Yōkai Gundan! Nippon Jōriku!![3]

1996 Anime

Abilities

Yōken breathing fire

Fire Breath: In the 1996 anime, Yōken is capable of releasing powerful streams of fire from his mouth.[4]

Weapon Skills:

Equipment

Guandao: Yōken carries around a guandao, a type of Chinese spear. It has a gray pole with a tuft of red tassel tied by the spearhead, which is shape with a curved small protrusion on one-side and flat on the other. On the opposite end is a small gray hook-shaped piece.

Legend

Trivia

  • Mizuki's illustration of Yōken is a reuse of his illustration of the Ghost of Wolves.

References

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