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Yanboshi (やんぼし Yanboshi) is a yōkai.


Yanboshi is a Yōkai with a rather chimeric appearance, consisting of a bird head with red hair and skin, an ape torso with pink fur and red chest fur, and a white cloud in place of legs. He has yellow eyes, a large gold beak, and hairless hands with claws.



2007 Anime

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He appears in GeGeGe no Kitarō: Nippon Bakuretsu!!. He is one of the chosen 47 Yōkai Warriors and represents Miyazaki Prefecture.

Due to the fifth anime adaptation's sudden cancellation at 100 episodes, he is among the 23 Yōkai Warriors that were not revealed aside from the movie.

Powers and Abilities


Yanboshi are feared Yōkai with disturbing hair, they are also known as Yanbushi (ヤンブシ Yanbushi) in the Miyazaki Prefecture along with the Amami Islands.[1] Its names are said to derive from Yamabushi. It is also said to be related to or is a kind of Mikoshi-Nyūdō.[2] It is described to be rather unpredictable; it appears on locations where monks hanged themselves, and would kidnap humans in mountains midnight. Yanboshi would peruse humans who noticed the presence of it and kidnap them, but the Yōkai would also leave humans alone if humans don't notice to Yanboshi.



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