Img akamata
Japanese アカマタ
Species Yōkai
Gender Male
Home Baruru Island
Abilities Venomous Fangs

Venomous Skin Constriction

Affiliation South Asian Yōkai
First Appearance
Manga Yōkai Army (1968)
Anime Series 1 Episode 39 (1968)
1968 anime Kunihiko Kitagawa
1985 anime Kōhei Miyauchi
1996 anime Tōru Furuya
2007 anime Fumihiko Tachiki
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Akamata (アカマタ) is a powerful yōkai that lives on Baruru Island.


The Akamata of legend lives on Okinawa's Yaeyama Islands. It is also said (well some) to be a visiting god is disguise. Also the Akamata is depicted as a female serpent-yōkai.


He has an intense hatred for the many men that appear on the island in the hopes of profiting from the water of life, and longs to overpower them for good.

1st Anime

He appears in episode 39 of the 1st anime adaption, Yōkai Army.

3rd Anime

He appears in the first movie based on the third anime adaption, GeGeGe no Kitarō (1985 film).

4th Anime

He appears as the main antagonist in the 4th anime film GeGeGe no Kitarō: Dai-Kaijū.

5th Anime

He appears in episode 25 and 71 of the 5th anime adaption, The Great Yōkai Sports Festival and Southern Yōkai Landing on Japan!!

In this adaption, he is actually a friend of Kitaro and one of the 47 Yōkai Warriors. He is also a member of the South Asian Yōkai Five (南方妖怪五人衆) along with Asanbosam, Yashi-Otoshi, Chinpo and Langsuyar.