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Yuki-Otoko (雪男 Yuki-Otoko, lit. Snow Man) are snow yōkai that live in the cold climate areas of Japan.
There are two kinds of Yuki-Otoko that have appeared; a large apeman type and an oni-like type.
In the manga and the 1996 anime, Yuki-Otoko largely resembles Namahage but with a more slender, taller build.
In the 2007 anime, the Yuki-Otoko have muscular builds with long white fur that covers the majority of their body, leaving their pale pink faces, hands, and feet exposed. They have triangular noses, prominent, peach-colored lips, evenly spaced teeth, and eyes that have white sclerae, small yellow irises, and black pupils.
Yuki-Otoko in the 1996 anime was extremely hostile towards whoever he considered foes, but despite harshness towards Kitarō, his family's attacks on humans were to save wildlife from poaching.
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The term Yuki-Otoko refers to a sasquatch cryptid of Japan. Because they live in the cold mountains, they are considered a variation of the Yeti.
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