History Main / Youkai

25th Nov '17 4:34:00 PM Angeldeb82
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* Kind of a rarity in ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', as all of the ghosts inhabiting the Phantom Express are subtly based on different types of youkai. The Blind Specter is based on ''tenome'', an eyeless old man with eyeballs on his hands; T-bone is based on ''gashadokuro'', a giant skeleton; the Blaze Brothers appear to be based on ''wanyuudou'', flaming oxcart wheels with screaming faces; and the Head of the Train is based on ''oboroguruma'', oxcarts with faces found on roads late at night.



* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' is about, well, an ''onmyōji'' named Abe no Seimei who, along with his companions, prevents ''yōkai'' from causing troubles to humans.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}}'' is about, well, an ''onmyōji'' named Abe no Seimei who, along with his companions, prevents ''yōkai'' from causing troubles to humans.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja]]'' has really [[ShownTheirWork shown its work]] for a western cartoon when it comes to the actual Japanese mythological elements, right down to the inclusion of youkai. The feathers of the Tengu were used to create the Ninja suit, and in the episode ''Evil Spirit Week'', Howard becomes possessed by a Tengu.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja]]'' ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'' has really [[ShownTheirWork shown its work]] for a western cartoon when it comes to the actual Japanese mythological elements, right down to the inclusion of youkai. The feathers of the Tengu were used to create the Ninja suit, and in the episode ''Evil Spirit Week'', Howard becomes possessed by a Tengu.



* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' is a {{Mons}} series revolving around Yokai. The games and anime revolve around a boy named Nate using a mystical watch to perceive, communicate with, and summon Yokai to solve other people's (or other Yokai's) problems.

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* ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' is a {{Mons}} {{Mon}} series revolving around Yokai. The games and anime revolve around a boy named Nate using a mystical watch to perceive, communicate with, and summon Yokai to solve other people's (or other Yokai's) problems.



* While not actually Youkai in the demon-form, ''[[VideoGame/EveOnline EVE Online]]'' has a couple of spaceships named after Youkai. Among those are the ''Kitsune'', a small, but very potent ECM-based ship and the ''Tengu'', a fast, medium-sized, powerful (and incredibly sturdy) ship capable of doing Level 5 Missions with no support, while all other ships require a fleet for those. It's also the general favorite among Mission-Runners, due to its high amount of Firepower.

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* While not actually Youkai in the demon-form, ''[[VideoGame/EveOnline EVE Online]]'' ''VideoGame/EveOnline'' has a couple of spaceships named after Youkai. Among those are the ''Kitsune'', a small, but very potent ECM-based ship and the ''Tengu'', a fast, medium-sized, powerful (and incredibly sturdy) ship capable of doing Level 5 Missions with no support, while all other ships require a fleet for those. It's also the general favorite among Mission-Runners, due to its high amount of Firepower.
23rd Nov '17 1:47:58 AM Shimmer712
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* In the fanfic ''FanFic/{{Kamikakushi}}'', we have three. Botan, a boroboroton (futon-Tsukumogami), Churippu, an ichiren-bozu (prayer-bead-Tsukumogami) and Higanbana, koto-furunushi (koto-Tsukumogami).
21st Nov '17 8:07:27 AM DragonQuestZ
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* HitodamaLight (actually an effect to identify spirits of the dead)
* {{Kappa}}
* {{Karakasa}}
* {{Kitsune}}
* {{Oni}}
* {{Orochi}}
* StringyHairedGhostGirl (Onryo)
* {{Tanuki}}
* {{Tengu}}
* {{Yukionna}}
* ZashikiWarashi

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* HitodamaLight (actually an effect HitodamaLight\\
Whispy lights that hover around ghosts and possessed people.
* {{Kappa}}\\
A turtle-like creature.
* {{Karakasa}}\\
An umbrella-shaped creature.
* {{Kitsune}}\\
Nine-tailed fox.
* {{Oni}}\\
A huge, muscular humanoid, similar
to identify spirits of the dead)
ogres.
* {{Kappa}}
* {{Karakasa}}
* {{Kitsune}}
* {{Oni}}
* {{Orochi}}
{{Orochi}}\\
Giant, multi-headed snake.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl (Onryo)
(Onryo)\\
A spirit girl, with long, dark hair and pale skin.
* {{Tanuki}}
{{Tanuki}}\\
Shapeshifting tricksters (named for the RealLife animal).
* {{Tengu}}
{{Tengu}}\\
A crow-like humanoid.
* {{Yukionna}}
{{Yukionna}}\\
A pale snow spirit lady.
* ZashikiWarashiZashikiWarashi\\
A childlike spirit that should be cared for to keep the one's house in good fortune.
19th Nov '17 5:53:21 PM Pichu-kun
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* {{Yukionna}}




'''Yuki-onna''': Literally meaning "snow woman", Yuki-onna appear as beautiful women in snowy, cold, or mountainous regions. Some incarnations sleep with lone travelers to steal valuable body warmth, others will simply make them get lost during their travels to freeze to death, yet others will kill travelers by tricking them into touching them or a baby they hold in their hands. More benevolent Yuki-onna will either lead the victims to safety and then sleep with them (or just lead them to safety), or simply leave them alone; the more wicked ones will lead them astray to begin with, kill them with the methods described above, or use them.

[[folder: Yuki-onna Examples]]
* Mizore from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''.
* Letty Whiterock from the ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Touhou Project]]''.
* Yukina of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' is a type of youkai called a Koorime ("Ice Maiden"). They seem to be based on Yuki-onna, except that they reproduce via parthenogenesis and live on a floating glacier. Relations with men are strictly forbidden, and caused Yukina's brother (Hiei) to be thrown off the glacier.
* Summon monster Shiva of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. Also, more directly, the enemy "Snow" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
* Appears as a monster in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' "Oriental Adventures" supplement.
* One of the teachers from ''Manga/AkazukinChaCha'' was a Yuki-onna.
* The Marvel comic series ''Comicbook/{{Blade}}'' has [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a tribe of vampires that could turn themselves into ice shards and had mild control over weather alongside their normal vampire abilities]] called [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Yiki]]-Onna. Of course some (if not all) of them were male.
* Appears as an NPC, monster and attainable ''shikigami'' in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]''
* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Froslass. You even meet one as a boss and its gallery of [[HumanPopsicle frozen]] victims in a [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon spinoff series]].
* Yukime of ''Manga/HellTeacherNube''. Notice a trend? Thing is, this particular Yuki-Onna is a ClingyJealousGirl in a LoveTriangle over Nube's affections, and is generally friendly and nice [[BewareTheNiceOnes unless you get on her bad side]].
* The Yuki-onna Effect in ''VideoGame/YumeNikki''.
* Non-Japanese example: The Velvets from Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' are very clearly related - one offers to guide the protagonists to Islington's hall and [[spoiler: steals Richard's heat with a kiss. The Marquis makes her give it back, though.]]
* Oyuki from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''.
* Miroku encounters an unnamed one in episode 101 of ''Manga/InuYasha''.
* One appears in the segment "The Blizzard" of Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Dreams''.
* Sode no Shirayuki ("snow-white sleeve"), the spirit of Rukia Kuchiki's sword in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s anime adaptation.
* Tsurara, the Yuki-onna from ''Manga/NuraRiseOfTheYokaiClan''. She's even called just yuki-onna before she is sent to protect Rikuo at school.
** There's also Reira, an adult yuki-onna who lives in Tohno.
* The Yuki-onna appears in ''VideoGame/MuramasaTheDemonBlade''. They fly and, unlike popular images, they're quite buxom.
* ''Manga/FrankenFran'' has that chapter's patient end up living with one. She's the less-hostile variety.
* In the ''Monster Girl Encyclopedia'', Yuki-onna use blizzards to lure men to their cabin. She will treat a man with a home-cooked meal and warm reception, then seduce him. Should he reject her, she will use ice breath which causes him a terrible cold, and the freezing man will seek a warm touch from her. Yukiwarashi, a child Yuki-onna, will sometimes visit a human village and play with human kids. Should she have an interest in a boy, the Yukiwarashi will take him as her husband once she becomes Yuki-onna.
* Yukinokouji from ''Manga/InuXBokuSS''.
* Yuki Jyorou from ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei''.
* The Snow Card in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''
* Wiki/SCPFoundation [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1529 SCP-1529 ("King of the Mountain")]], implied to be the cause of many (if not all) of the deaths on Mt. Everest, acts a lot like one: it dresses all in white, can freeze with a touch [[spoiler: (and through sight if it sees you looking at it through a telescope)]], and seduces climbers with visions of tropical paradise. Pretty much the most significant difference is that its actual gender is ambiguous since it is dressed head to toe in mountaineering gear.
* While Yumi of ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' is a human, she's designed as a Yuki-onna: Icy blue eyes, pale skin, a white and pale blue kimono, and most importantly, [[AnIcePerson ice powers]]. More direct relation happens with the "Snow Maiden" enemy in ''Deep Crimson''.
* Two of them appear in ''Manga/UshioAndTora'', both having fallen in love with humans. [[spoiler:The younger becomes a human, the older shows up during the final battle.]]
* A variant of the ''yuki onna'' legend (in which the yuki onna melts due to her victim's display of concern) is discussed in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' as a subtle way to clue Shinichi in on the solution to a murder mystery.
* Two mysteries in ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles'' featured legends of an especially murderous version of the ''yuki onna'' called the ''yuki yasha'' and wearing a Hanya mask (a type of mask in Noh theater); of course, both times, sightings of such spirits turn out to be the murderer pulling a ScoobyDooHoax.
* ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' features traditional Yuki-onna.
* Yukinojo in ''VisualNovel/EnchantedInTheMoonlight'' is named as a "yukibito," and is basically a male version of a yuki-onna, complete with a translucent white veil over his hair in his ayakashi form. He has power over ice and snow, and even in his human form his hands are always cold.
* The juvenile version, ''yukinko'', appears in ''VideoGame/TheTwistedTalesOfSpikeMcFang'' under the translated name "Ice Queen."
* Frostina and her evolution Blizzaria from ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' are known as "Yukionna" and "Fubukihime" in Japan. They're [[LighterAndSofter toned down]] incarnations of the youkai. They look like children. In the [[Anime/YokaiWatch anime adaptation]], Blizzaria is a BreakoutCharacter due to her cuteness and appears in a lot of intro sequences, promotional material, and episodes. Blizzaria is far cuter and sweeter than normal but can still be a BitchInSheepsClothing.
* Nobita inevitably summons one using one of Doraemon's gadgets in ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''. Initially mischevious, it does a HeelFaceTurn when Nobita catches the flu, and does a HeroicSacrifice to save him.
* Yukio in ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl''.
* ''Manga/NekoMusumeMichikusaNikki'' features Ibuki, a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]] yuki-onna, and Mashiro, her young attendant.
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14th Nov '17 1:02:32 PM ironballs16
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* ''VideoGame/{{Nioh}}'', an historical fiction following William Adams, features Youkai as enemies in the waning days of the Sengoku Jidai period, who have been brought forth by the persistent war.
4th Nov '17 9:44:43 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* The ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' franchise's anime series ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' features (for the first two seasons) a youkai named Kijimunaa who is friends with Yuna and Stitch.
15th Oct '17 10:25:35 AM Mukademaoh
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* In ''Manga/SazanEyes'', in the second part of the manga, an amnesiac Pai is targeted by living marionettes (who can take human form) who want to force her to make their "father" immortal (despite his death, a phenomenon that they cannot understand). To drive the point home, their creator's name is Soichi ''Tsugumo''.
* ''Manga/UshioAndTora'' has a killer marionette Youkai who needs hearts from young women to charge its mechanism. Later on the author shows a rare example of "modern" Tsukumogami with Ikkaku, a swordfish-like, speed-eating demon born from a motorbike and forcibly possessing people to make it drive faster and faster.



* Two sets of Kamaitachi siblings appear in ''Manga/UshioAndTora''. The first help the heroes out (and one even falls for Tora, though he doesn't return it), the second are PsychosForHire.

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* Two sets of Kamaitachi siblings appear in ''Manga/UshioAndTora''. The first help the heroes out (and one even falls for Tora, though he doesn't return it), the second are PsychosForHire. Most notably, they can conjure their sickle blades from their bodies even when in human form.



* The Gamin-Sama from ''Manga/UshioAndTora'' are a family of five, monstrous nukekubi (grandfather, mother, father, son and daughter)who are accidentally fred by workers and proceed to wreak havoc looking for the woman who sealed them, [[TheWorfEffect only to run into Tora who's annoyed enough to teach them a lesson or two.]] Also according to Tora, they come from China and they're also known as "Hitoban" (Barbaric Flying Heads).



* The Kumogashira demons in ''Manga/InuYasha''. Also the main villain, [[MeaningfulName Onigumo]]/Naraku is strictly associated with spiders.

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* The Kumogashira demons in ''Manga/InuYasha''. Also the main villain, [[MeaningfulName Onigumo]]/Naraku is strictly associated with spiders. A more traditional-looking spider demon with an ogre's head was used by Naraku to lure Sango's family into a trap.


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* The phantomn beast Tonyuudo from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' is based on this creature. Like most things in Toriko's universe, the Tonyuudo's tears are edible and made of exquisite soy milk.
13th Oct '17 4:49:34 PM FF32
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* In ''Film/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', the Sword Unbreakable is lodged in the skull of a giant skeleton. It's completely invincible [[spoiler:until the Sword is removed from its head]].

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* In ''Film/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', the Sword Unbreakable is lodged in the skull of a giant skeleton. It's completely invincible [[spoiler:until the Sword is removed from its head]].
5th Oct '17 11:15:43 PM taraadevlin
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* ''Literature/{{TaleOfYashima}}'': A web novel set during the Sengoku Era of Japan where several yokai feature as both main characters and villains.

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* ''Literature/{{TaleOfYashima}}'': ''Literature/TaleOfYashima'': A web novel set during the Sengoku Era of Japan where several yokai feature as both main characters and villains.
5th Oct '17 11:13:00 PM taraadevlin
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* ''Literature/{{TaleOfYashima}}'': A web novel set during the Sengoku Era of Japan where several yokai feature as both main characters and villains.
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