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     Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō 
The first serious threat that the protagonist has to face, the 88 Demons of Shikoku were once so powerful that they sought to overtake a human castle three hundred years ago. After being defeated, however, the group fell into decline. It's rebuilt by Tamazuki, who wants to take over the Nura Clan's territory.

Tropes Associated with 88 Demons of Shikoku

  • Big Bad Wannabe: They ultimately prove to be more of an annoyance than an actual threat.
  • Evil Counterpart: All of the executives are this to Rikuo's True Companions.
  • Smug Snake: All of them, but especially Tamazuki.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Despite being a threat, they really don't stand a chance once the Nura Clan gets serious.
  • Unwitting Pawn: They were used by Sanmoto to eliminate the Nura Clan for him, even giving him the Devil's Hammer to do so.

Inugamigyōbu Tamazuki

"All of you... Sacrifice yourselves for me."
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Voiced by: Akira Ishida (JP), Vic Mignogna (EN)

The leader of the current Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō, he is the eighth son of Inugamigyōbu Danuki's 88th wife and the one who most strongly inherited his father's divine power. His name was originally Tamazusa, but he changed it to Tamazuki (“Aiming for the throne”) as a symbol of his aspirations to become the master of all yōkai. He forms his own group and infiltrates Ukiyoe Town.


Yosuzume

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Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (JP)

One of Tamazuki's executives. She's a mysterious yokai who can make people blind.


Inugami

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Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (JP), Erik Kimerer (EN)

Inugami is one of the executives of the Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō, whose real form is that of a giant dog. His head is able to separate from his body and act on its own to bite open an opponent's throat.


Sodemogi-sama

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Voiced by: Cho (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN)

Sodemogi-sama is one of the executives of the Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō and a Yōkai who specializes in killing guardian deities. He is frequently described as a "bald Buddha statue." He attacks Senba and Kokehime with the intent of weakening the Nura Clan's power by transferring the land gods' worship to himself, but is ultimately defeated by Kurotabō.


Hari Onna

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Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (JP), Karen Strassman (EN)

Hari Onna, known as Kagibari Onna in the anime, is one of the executives of the Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō and a yōkai who can turn her hair into hooks. She hates being called an old lady and follows Tamazuki primarily because she fears him.


Inu-Hoho

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Voiced by: Takeda Masanori (JP), Keith Silverstein (EN)

Muchi

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Voiced By: Satoshi Tsuruoka (JP), Dave Mallow (EN)

Gangikozo

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Voiced By: Tetsuo Goto (JP), Tony Oliver (EN)

  • The Dark Chick: Has pretty lame powers compared to the others, and is very easily agitated.

Tearoni

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Voiced By: Atsushi Ono (JP), Jamieson Price (EN)

Danuki

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Voiced By: Katsuji Mori (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN)

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     Tōno Village Youkai 
Known as the martial arts experts of the northeast, many of those who live in Tōno Village were sent to various other yōkai groups as mercenaries, and gained a reputation as prideful ninja yōkai because of their independent nature and refusal to exchange sakazuki. They have an intense dislike of Kyoto yōkai, who have historically looked down upon them and used them for convenience's sake.

Itaku

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Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (JP), J.C. Miller (EN)

A Kamaitachi youkai. He was instructed to watch and teach Rikuo during the latter's stay in Tono. He fights using two or three sickles and his true form is that of a weasel-faced demon. Joins Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto. He also assists Rikuo against the Hundred Tales and Gokadoin Clans.


Awashima

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Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki (JP), Julie Ann Taylor (EN)

An Amanojaku youkai. Awashima is a man at day and a woman at night, nevertheless he identifies himself as male no matter which form he is in. Joins Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto.


  • Attractive Bent-Gender: He's good-looking in either male and female forms, although his appearance doesn't change much aside of anatomical differences.
  • Bishōnen: He makes for a pretty-looking man in his male form.
  • Blade on a Stick: Switches to this after losing his sword.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent in the Hundred Tales Arc, he reappears in the Gokadoin Arc, and he participates in the assault on Blue Spiral Castle.
  • Clothing Damage: At the hands of the 72-faced demon.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He hates being looked down on or underestimated because of his female form, as he considers himself to be male at heart.
  • Female Angel, Male Demon: Specifically part of his powerset; a woman with angelic powers by night, a man with demonic powers by day.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Does this to Rikuo on occasion.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after Izanami, a 'heavenly angel', and Izanagi's, a 'raging demon', second child. The child was neither female nor male.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Oral Fixation: He always has a twig sticking out of his mouth.
  • Sex Shifter: Male by day and female by night. Sees himself as a man at heart.
  • Shameless Fanservice Guy: He feels no shame to bath with males when in his female form.
  • Transgender Fetishization: His female form is used for quite a bit of fanservice, despite him identifying as male in either form.
  • Tsundere: Mostly towards Kurotabo.

Amezō

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Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (JP), Tony Oliver (EN)

A Numakappa youkai. Like his friends he joins Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto.


Dohiko

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Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita (JP), Patrick Seitz (EN)

A Futtachi youkai. Like the others he joined Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto. When he tried to help Reira against Tsuchigumo both ended crushed by him, as result of that they don't join the rest in the final battle.


Yukari

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Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP), Cristina Valenzuela (EN)

A Zashiki-Warashi youkai. She joined Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto but didn't take part in the final battle as she stayed behind with Reira and Dohiko to take care of them.


  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent in the Hundred Tales Arc, she reappears in the Gokadoin Arc, accompanying Itaku, Rikuo, Tsurara, and Ryuuji to Mount Osore. She also participates in the assault on Blue Spiral Castle.
  • Reflectionless Useless Eyes: She lacks any glimmer in her eyes, hinting at her youkai nature.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: Brings good luck to those around her.
  • Zashiki-warashi: Her type of youkai brings good fortune to those around her.

Reira

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Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (JP), Erika Harlacher (EN)

A Yuki-Onna youkai like Tsurara. She joins Rikuo on his journey to Kyoto.She was heavily wounded by Tsuchigumo and she couldn't join the final battle in Kyoto.


  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent in the Hundred Tales Arc, she reappears in the Gokadoin Arc, and she participates in the assault on Blue Spiral Castle.
  • An Ice Person: Naturally, since she's a spirit of snow.
  • Meaningful Name: The writing of her name translates to "Cold Beauty".
  • Odango Hair: She has her hair tied in Chinese-style buns on either side of her head with a small braid hanging on the right.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Like other Yuki-onna, she has golden eyes.
  • Theme Naming: Like the other Yuki-onna, her names ends in -ra.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.
  • Yuki-onna: Like Tsurara and Setsura, she's a snow spirit youkai.

     Kyoto Youkai 
The Kyoto Youkai consider themselves to be the most powerful ayakashi in Japan and have been active for at least one thousand years. They're also the ancestral enemies of the Keikain onmyōji. Their goal is to resurrect the Nue and make Kyoto a paradise for youkai.

After the Nue's resurrection, the Kyoto Youkai split into two factions. Most of them follow the Nue to hell, while the rest stay behind out of loyalty to Hagoromo Gitsune and make peace with the Nura Clan.

Tropes associated with Kyoto Yokai

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Basically, before the Nura clan won admittedly through coincidences (Nuraihyon using the blade he took from Princess Yo and Hidemoto's assistance), they were the strongest demon group in Kyoto, if not all of Japan.
  • Badass Army: Since each one is a very powerful youkai.
  • Badass Crew: Every one of their top elites qualify and even some of their Mooks are very impressive.
  • Smug Super: Since there hasn't been a major challenge and justifiably have the strength to back up their claims.
  • Unwitting Pawn: An even more elaborate example than the Shikoku Yokai, since Sanmoto and the yokai they were trying to resurrect were using them from the beginning.

Hagoromo-Gitsune

"Very soon, our dearest wish will be fulfilled. The world of our dreams will come into being."
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Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP Current Form), Michiko Neya (JP Lady Yako), Dorothy Elias Fahn (credited as "Johanna Luis") (EN Both Forms)

The current leader of the Kyoto Youkai, she's a nine-tailed Kitsune whose goal is to give birth to the Nue and fill the world with darkness. She has lived a thousand years through reincarnation. She possesses the body of a notable child and takes control of it to attain adult form. Although she can only live as long as a human lifetime each time she reincarnates, she will continue to reincarnate into the next generation as long as her true form isn't sealed.


Kyōkotsu (Daughter and Father)

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Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (JP daughter); Kazuya Ichijo (JP father); Dan Woren (EN father); Kira Buckland (EN daughter)

A youkai with the appearence of a young girl. Her father fought alongside Hagoromo Gitsune 400 years ago and now the daughter is one of her most loyal followers.


Kidōmaru

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Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (JP), Marc Diraison (EN)

A swordsman who has been part of the Kyoto Youkai for at least 1000 years. He tries to recruit warriors from the Tōno Village, but fails and then is unable to kill Rikuo after he learned how to master his youkai powers. However, he's still one of the most powerful core members of the Kyoto Clan.


Ibaraki Dōji

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Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (JP), Matthew Mercer (EN)

Once a demon child with a taste for blood, he became part of the Kyoto Youkai after the Nue killed his adoptive father, the oni Shuten Dōji. Easily recognizable by the wooden grave marker that covers the left side of his face, Ibaraki Dōji has a violent and bloodthirsty drive under his usual laid back appearance.


  • Ax-Crazy: Normally a perpetually angry man, but when his grave marker is damaged, he goes insane.
  • Blood Lust: He's rather violent.
  • Creepy Child: Was able to walk from birth, was violent, had sharp teeth, and was even called a Oni's child.
  • Dual Wielding: Two katana.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Is perpetually irritated so anything sets him off.
  • Happily Adopted:
    • Not a good thing when your foster father is another bloodthirsty demon.
    • Earlier he was adopted by elderly human parents. Though once he tasted his own blood he craved human blood and ended up killing his adoptive father before running away. Which lead him to his demon foster father.
  • Mummies at the Dinner Table: He erected the grave marker for his father, and is seen talking to him when the grave marker is broken.
  • Psycho Electro: Since he's perpetually angry.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: To Shōkera's Blue Oni.
  • Sibling Team: With Kidomaru, his adopted older brother.
  • Shock and Awe: Apart from being a swordsman, he also has lightning powers.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Shōkera's Blue.
  • Two-Faced: Under the grave marker he has an oni-like face.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Nue.
  • Wrath: Embodies this.

Shōkera

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Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga (JP), Brianne Siddall (EN)

A somewhat pious youkai wearing pseudo priest robes and a Christian cross on a necklace. He believes himself to be doing the work of God and often calls Hagoromo Gitsune “Lady Mary” or “Blessed Mother of Darkness”, much to Ibaraki Dōji's chagrin.


Gashadokuro

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Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (JP), Jamieson Price (EN)

A Gashadokuro youkai. A Kyoto youkai who followed Hagoromo Gitsune. He was sealed away around 400 years ago until recently and returns as one of Hagoromo's most loyal followers.


Hakuzōzu

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Voiced by: Kentaro Ito (JP), Joshua Tomar (EN)

An honorable and old-fashioned youkai, he's the leader of the forces set to watch over the skies of Kyoto during Hagoromo Gitsune's attack.


Tsuchigumo

"Fighting really isn't about winning or losing. It's just fun to share the meal together."
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Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (JP), Richard Epcar (EN)

Not exactly part of the Kyoto youkai, he only helps Hagoromo Gitsune because he wants to fight powerful adversaries. He is often likened to natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes and plague.


  • Blood Knight: He wants to fight strong adversaries and he'll ally with you as long as you promise that.
  • Genius Bruiser: You already know how badass he is already, but he's much more perceptive than he appears as he's the first to guess that Jizo replaced Great Tengu.
  • Hero Killer: Not mentioning that he killed several minor Nura clan fighters, he caused a devastating blow to the Nura Clan's morale by subjecting them to a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • The Juggernaut: Even a Fusion Dance that manages to cut him in half isn't enough to bring him totally down for the count, something that he immediately recovered from. He's also described as a natural disaster rather than a youkai.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While the Shikoku group were a genuine threat, things really started to get serious once he beats down the Nura Clan.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Oh a finger? Stick it back on, Oh you managed to nearly cut me in half? Minor annoyance to recover from. Only the Nue could inflict serious injuries on him.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous
  • Nightmare Face: His Hannya-eque face.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: If you're not capable of surviving this, he doesn't consider you a worthy opponent.
  • Person OF Mass Destruction: And how!
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The onmyouji Hidemoto told him that he'd wake up in 1000 years and could fight The Nue if he was sealed. He accepted.
  • Smarter Than You Look: For someone who cares only about fighting, he's The first to notice Jizo replaced the Great Tengu as a member, something not even the elite could do.
  • Threshold Guardians: The real threat Rikuo had to defeat in order to reach Hagoromo Gitsune.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: No, Rikuo; Tsuchigumo does not believe that you feel you won't lose as long as you have the Night Parade behind you.
  • Wild Card: Even Hagoromo Gitsune knows it's better to let Tsuchigumo have his way.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He explicitely says he doesn't discriminate. He targets anyone who can fight.

Great Tengu of Mount Kurama

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Voiced by: Katsuhisa Houki (JP) Michael McConnohie (EN)

A powerful and old Tengu who served as the right hand of Hagoromo Gitsune for hundreds of years. He was replaced when Minagoroshi Jizou appeared.


  • The Dragon: Originally one to Hagoromo Gitsune till Jizo cast him aside.
  • Enemy Mine: Since Jizo replaced him as a member,so he had Rikuo trained in order to prevent the birth of Nue and prevent his and Sanmoto's plans from succeeding.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Maybe. He only sided with them to get revenge and prevent the Nue's birth at this time. But now that the Nue has been born he may have to end up joining them for real. He was not one of the youkai who went with the Nue to hell however.
  • Revenge: He didn't like being thrown out by Jizo at all.

Nijūnanamen Senju Mukade

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Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura (JP), Doug Erholtz (EN)

A Kyoto yōkai who resembles a thousand-armed Guanyin. He is the guardian of a multitude of Japanese gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, through which he can extend his arms or capture the limbs of an opponent.


  • Conspicuous CG: How he appears in the anime because he's far too complex to animated.
  • Creepy Monotone: Especially in the dub.
  • Dimension Lord: Whenever he capture the victim's limbs, their limbs will appear in another torii. This torii acts like dimension portal. He takes root in the "realm of the heart" created by children he has frightened, and the greater the child's fear the stronger he becomes.
  • Emotion Eater: Thrives on the fears of children in order to become stronger.
  • I'm Not Afraid of You: How he can be defeated through weakening.
  • Meaningful Name: "Twenty Seven Face One-Thousand Hand Centipede", and he is able to increase those limbs and faces based on the fear's obtained.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous
  • Sealed Evil in a Can

     Hyaku Monogatari Clan 
Can be considered as the main antagonist group of the series together with the Kyoto youkai, since Hyaku Monogatari Clan is behind almost all the incidents Rikuo and his group faced.

Tropes Associated With The Hyaku Monogatari Clain

Sanmoto Gorōzaemon

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"I absolutely will become a buddha... I will not be destroyed... even if this vessel of flesh is gone... I will inherit all the Fear in the world!!"
Voiced By: Chafurin (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN)

The leader of the Hyaku Monogatari clan, he was original an ordinary, albeit gigantic and obese, human merchant living in Edo. Having grown bored of the usual entertainment, however, he acquired the Hyakki Teakettle and devised the creation of a Hyaku Monogatari to gather fear into it and use the fear to control Edo.However, when he was killed during a Nura clan assault, he made himself a yokai, which transformed himself and his bodyparts into yōkai. While his main body and consciousness ended up in hell, the yōkai who comprised the rest of his body remained to cause chaos. The strongest among them even seemed to develop their own consciousnesses.


Fake Mitsume Yazura/Sanmoto's Brain (Sanmoto by proxy)

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A youkai disquised as the Nura Clan affiliated youkai Mitsume Yazura. He is really a part of the Hundred Tales Clan.


  • Big Bad Wannabe: Despite being behind the majority of events, he's not nearly as tough as the others, and then Enchou decides to kill him once he outlives his usefulness.
  • Body Horror: Like all of Sanmoto's body parts turned youkai, though he takes the cake!
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's been disguised as Mitsume Yazura from the beginning of the current story.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Disguised as Mitsume Yazura in order to learn the Nura clan's secrets.
  • Evil Weapon: Maou's Hammer is usually in his possession when it's not lent out to an affiliated enemy or another one of his clan.
  • Full-Body Disguise: His disguise of Mitsume Yazura, enough to fool the Nura clan.
  • He Was Right There All Along: The official leader of the new Hundred Tales Clan and possibly Sanmoto himself... and he was living within the Nura Clan's walls all along. That takes guts!
  • The Load: He doesn't appear to have any fighting ability, just the power of sensing what the other body parts were up to. He is also the part that is the most connected to Sanmoto and is the one who cares about his revival the most. Also, since he is Sanmoto in a way, he has the loyalty of all the mindless or animalistic body parts. Unknown to him, this makes him a hindrance to all the body parts who gained sentience and will as they didn't really care for Sanmoto's revival. Thus, he was thus only useful for infiltrating the Nura Clan to keep them up to date on their activities, as well as for controlling the aforemented mindless body parts, and once that usefulness had run it's course, Enchou promptly stabbed him in the back of his head and let him die.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Behind Tamazuki's rise to power as well as his weapon. Yosuzume also answers to him. Considering who he is, he may be behind most of the other arcs as well.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Or rather, a Smug Snake, who is a masterful manipulator, but falls apart at the sight of a possible challenge.
  • The Mole: While disguised as Mitsume Yazura.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Rikuo infiltrated the base of the Hundred Tales Clan, and again when he gets stabbed by Enchou!
  • One-Winged Angel: Became the Demon King Sanmoto thanks to his hate. Unfortunately for him, his hate isn't good enough.
  • The Power of Hate: His hate for the Nura clan and Enchou allowed him to become the Demon King Sanmoto.
  • Psychic Link: This is his power, allowing him to keep tabs on the other body parts as well as issuing orders for them to carry out. It also allows him to sense when a body part dies. Since it's Sanmoto by proxy, it's to be expected. Despite his manipulations and infiltration, he proves useless when his minions discard him and panics easily once Rikuo barrages into their base.
  • Revenge: Against the Nura Clan like all members of the Hundred Tales Clan. Doubly so since he is Sanmoto's Brain, and by proxy, Sanmoto himself.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan, because he is Sanmoto by proxy. This ends badly for him!
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Enchou.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He was certainly the one who resembled Sanmoto in personality after all, so it was to be expected.
  • Walking Spoiler: By proxy of being The Mole and true Big Bad of the fourth arc.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Enchou decides to betray after seeing how useless he is.
  • You Will Be Assimilated: Implied to be the intended host of a new body that his body parts are building for him since, technically, he's not just Sanmoto's Brain but also Sanmoto himself by proxy. This presumably also includes merging any still-living body parts with it once the body is ready for action. After becoming the Demon King Sanmoto the other parts start to assimilate with him against their will.

Minagoroshi Jizou

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Voiced by: Chafurin (JP), Michael McConnohie (EN)

A youkai with the appearance of an old man. His most distinguishing feature is the grotesque eye on his forehead, which he uses to hypnotize enemies. He can possess other people by going into them and taking the shape of a small eyeball in the back of the possessed person's body, and has memory alteration powers. He is one of the main villains of the Kyoto Arc, being the one who masterminded the Kyoto Youkai's present plan for Nue's return. He is part of The Hundred Tales Clan and was one of the more active ones, and while he is not one of the executives, he is a formidable planner and a competent schemer.

In truth, he is the left eye of Sanmoto Gorouzaemon, born in the Edo era when Sanmoto used his last tale to emergency transform into a monster whose body melted and split into multiple youkai. Jizou was one of the special Youkai created from this transformation, possessing intelligence and cunning, speech, and his powers from the moment he was born. Sanmoto's main body's defeat by Rihan led to him and his fellow created Youkai to go into hiding.


  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted. Despite not being an excecutive, he was just as competent as one, and may have surpassed Raiden in sheer effectiveness.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Beard of Evil
  • Body Horror: He already looks like a deformed old man, but the eye in his forehead... *shiver*
  • Brainwashed: Not him, but he can do this with his powers. He used it on Hagoromo Gitsune's subordinates to erase their memories involving a former subordinate, in order to take that subordinate's place and on Yamabuki Otome to erase her memories of her former life and former husband Rihan.
  • Charm Person: This is the power of the large eye on his forehead. He has used it to erase Gitsune's subordinates' memories of the Great Tengu, erase the memories of Yamabuki Otome to set her up as the killer of Rihan and the host body of Hagoromo Gitsune. He also tried to use it when he was just created no less on Kubinashi, restrained by Enchou, in order to find a weakness in the Nura Clan. Fortunately for Kubinashi, he had to abandon this when Sanmoto's main body was killed.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He can be seen in both Chapter 17 and Chapter 51, about 58 and 24 chapters before he is properly introduced.
  • Demonic Possession: He did this to Akifusa. See More Than Mind Control below.
  • The Dragon: He also acted like this to Enchou when they were first created.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He is definitely this, assisting the Kyoto Youkai in giving birth to the Nue because it's in Sanmoto's and The Hundred Tales Clan's best interests in doing so. Best demonstrated when Gitsune is forced out of the body of Yamabuki Otome and when he is talking to the newly born Nue. However, with the recent revelations about Sanmoto's Brain, he may not have been as loyal to the Clan as he seemed.
  • Emergency Transformation: Possibly how he survived being hit by a blast of Yura's Hagun powers. This is also how he was born, thanks to Sanmoto.
  • The Evil Genius: For Hagoromo Gitsune and the Kyoto Youkai. He is definitely the latter, being the mastermind of the plan to break the seals and having a good part of schemes running.
  • Evil Old Folks: Has the appearance of one.
  • Evil Weapon: Maou's Hammer, a katana and Sanmoto's Heart that is delivered to him by Yosuzume and temporarily wields when Nurarihyon infiltrates the base of the Kyoto Youkai. He uses it to stab Nurarihyon and absorb his Fear, thus having absorbed the Fear of all three clanheads of the Nura Clan. He later gives it to the reborn Nue as part of the deal between Nue and Sanmoto.
  • Killed Off for Real: He may have suffered this fate at the end of the Kyoto Arc, being impaled on Rikuo's blade and dying shortly thereafter. Due to the nature of his creation however, it is possible that he may yet come back.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Well, Behind the Woman: Though not to the extent of the Nue. May qualify as The Dog Was the Mastermind (of at least part of the Kyoto Arc) as well.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He has almost single handedly brought the death of the previous Nura Clan leader, manipulated the Kyoto Youkai leader into releasing his master's partner into the living world and not to mention even briefly turning one of the omniyojis against his comrades, a great deal more effective than most of the villains ever accomplished.
  • More Than Mind Control: He possessed Akifusa by exploiting his jealousy over him being passed over by the Hagun in favour of Yura.
  • Obviously Evil: Just LOOK at him! You'll be hard pressed to find a person who didn't peg him off as evil right from the start! The only surprise turns out to be how utterly effective he truly was at this!
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when Nurarihyon uses his powers to turn invisible. Also his reaction when he is killed by Rikuo.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Or just red big eye.
  • The Reveal: Nue saying that he is Sanmoto Gorouzaemon, though Jizou corrects this by saying that he is merely a part of him, more specifically the left eye, qualifies as one.
  • Revenge: Along with the rest of The Hundred Tales Clan, this is his primary motivation against the Nura Clan.
    • Subverted in that the said clan could be less than interested in their master's wishes. Jizou seems to be the only loyal one.
  • Squishy Wizard: Has an impressive set of abilities, is cunning enough to use them effectively, and boasts great intelligence, but when Rikuo actually got a shot at him, he went down fast.
  • Third Eye: The large eye on his forehead, possibly because he is Sanmoto's left eye.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan. Recent revelations casts doubt over this!
  • You Killed My Father: Indirect example. A Brainwashed Yamabuki Otome may have done the actual deed to Rihan, Rikuo's father, but he was the one who orchestrated it through his powers.

Kyosai

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A yokai of the Hundred Tales Clan and Sanmoto's hand. Taking the form of a good-looking man with a neutral expression, he paints pictures of yokai which come to life. He is also one of the seven excecutives of the new Hundred Tales Clan. His purpose is creating new yokai from the tales that Enchou tells to the public.
  • Art Attacker: His power, which is one of the most formidable in the series. It's likely that he has it because he is Sanmoto's hand.
  • Art Initiates Life: He is the creator of the youkai from the stories that Enchou tells. He is not limited to this.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Is one of the seven excecutives of the Hundred Tales Clan and had quite formidable powers.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Can turn humans into youkai by painting on them! He did this to Natsumi.
  • Bishōnen
  • Body Horror: Most yokai created from his powers. Also inflicted on the humans whom he turns into yokai, and on Rikuo when Kyosai Curses him.
  • Curse: By making a painting of a person he can inflict this. In Rikuo's case, the curse wasted away at his body leaving him with only minutes to live. Thankfully, it was lifted when Kyosai got killed.
  • Dungeon Bypass: Youkai can't enter certain buildings without being invited. Kyosai bypasses this by turning the walls, windows, and doors into youkai.
  • Enemy Summoner: While he creates youkai from tales, he is also capable of creating generic Mook youkai to assist him.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In stark contrast to other [[spoiler:killed members of the Hundred Tales Clan.
  • The Hedonist: While he still puts the agendas of The Hundred Tales clan as the foremost priority, he still comes of as this, wanting to satisfy his desires to kill Rikuo and create what he calls a landscape of hell. However, later revelations show that he was only loyal to the Hundred Tales Clan as long as he got to do what he wanted, playing this trope straight.
  • Mad Artist: Gives of this vibe.
  • The Man Behind the Monsters: See Art Initiates Life, Baleful Polymorph, and Enemy Summoner above.
  • Monster Misogyny: Most of the humans he transformed into youkai are women.
  • Revenge: Against the Nura Clan like the rest of the Hundred Tales Clan.
  • Squishy Wizard: Much like Minagoroshi Jizou, he has a formidable ability and is good at utilizing it's full potential, but if you can overcome his powers, he's not going to survive for long.
  • The Stoic: Almost always has a neutral expression on his face.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan. NOT!

Yanagida

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Sanmoto Gorōzaemon's loyal aide. A demon who served him willingly and helped him in his goal to complete the Hundred Tales. After Sanmotos transformation into a demon and defeat at the hands of Rihan and Kurotabō he has become a servant of Sanmotos body parts. He collects Tales to be added to the Hundred Tales, and this is his main purpose in the present as well.


  • The Dragon: Formerly to Sanmoto and now to his body parts. However, the body parts considers him one of them, which is probably why he is an excecutive.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He was always envious of Kurotabō, who was Sanmatos favorite.
  • Revenge: Against the Nura Clan like all Hundred Tales Clan members, but especially against Kurotabou.
  • One Of These Is Not Like The Others: The only excecutive that's not one of Sanmoto's body parts.
  • Tears of Blood: After seeing Sanmotos dead demon body.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan. With the recent revelations, he is the only executive loyal to him.
  • You Will Be Assimilated: According to Minagoroshi Jizou, this might be his final fate when and if Sanmoto Gorouzaemon is resurrected.

Enchou

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A youkai of the Hundred Tales Clan and Sanmoto's mouth. He is supernaturally persuasive and can also bind and restrain a youkai by reciting the tale behind it. He pretty much acts as the de-facto leader of the Hundred Tales Clan, and is also one of the seven excecutives.


  • Body Horror: Averted. Enchou is probably the most normal-looking one of Sanmoto's body parts.
    • Kinda plays it straight, actually. Just take a look at those EYES, dear god, those eyes!
  • Didn't See That Coming: He didn't expect Sanmoto's Brain to survive and become the Demon King which, resulted in half of his body being assimilated.
  • The Dragon: To the fake Mitsume Yazura AKA Sanmoto's Brain.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He simply wants to tell ghost stories that will terrorize people and doesn't care about Sanmoto's goal.
  • The Heavy: Sanmoto's Brain seems to let him run the Hundred Tales Clan in his absence and Enchou was the one who made the new Hundred Tales Clan go into hiding since Sanmoto's Brain was just a baby.
  • Manipulative Bastard: As a result of his power, and being Sanmoto's Mouth and all.
  • The Paralyzer: He can bind and restrain a youkai by reciting the tale behind it, as demonstrated when he was created on Kubinashi.
  • Revenge: Against the Nura Clan. Subverted. He doesn't care about getting revenge on the Nura clan.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Abe No Seimei and Hagoromo-Gitsune are confronting each other, their collective fear overwhelms him to the point that he can't write the story he wanted. So he leaves to go watch the other fights.
  • The Starscream: He turned on Sanmoto's Brain.
  • The Storyteller: He tells the stories of the Hundred Tales Clan's newly created youkai to strengthen them. It is also his power along with being a Manipulative Bastard.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan. Not!
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Does this to Sanmoto's Brain.

Raiden

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Another of Sanmoto's body parts, his bones this time, Raiden is quite the boisterous type, even showing off for the humans he's supposed to kill, though he killed them right after. Since he is Sanmoto's Bones, his body is as hard as diamond and it also grants him exceptional strength. He can also extend his arms to give him more reach. He is one of the seven excecutives and seeked out Rikuo immediately after the "game of tag" had begun, hoping to finish him off early.


  • Blood Knight: Loves a good battle, but following the orders of the Hundred Tales Clan comes first. Or so we believe. It's likely that along with the rest of the excecutives and Minagoroshi Jizou, with the exception of Yanagida, being a Blood Knight is his real reason and motive for doing what he does.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • The Brute
  • Dumb Muscle: Though more intelligent than Akuja no Nokaze and the monstrous Hundred Tales youkai.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Shows off for the humans he's supposed to kill one moment. Kills them in the next.
  • Mighty Glacier
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: One of his powers. Notable because most Hundred Tales Clan members tend to be on the frail side. It wasn't enough to hold of Rikuo once he switched his Fear from defense to offense though.
  • Oh, Crap!: Suffered one when it turned out that Rikuo had survived taking his attack head on. Got another one when he got killed.
  • Super Strength: Another one of his powers.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sanmoto's goals and the Hundred Tales Clan. NOT!

Tamasaburo

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Sanmoto's Facial Skin, and one of the seven excecutives in the new Hundred Tales Clan. By touching a person, Tamasaburo will be able to make a Full-Body Disguise of that person which others can wear. Ideal for espionage.


Akuja no Nokaze

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