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Full Name Akamata
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Grey (4th anime and mustache)

Yellow/Blonde (5th anime)

Skin color Red
Height Taller than Kitarō
Weight Unknown
Species Yōkai
Abilities Venomous fangs

Venomous skin


Friends Kitarō

Kitarō's family

Enemies Nurarihyon

Akamata (アカマタ) is a powerful yōkai that lives on Baruru Island. 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. He appears in the film Gegege no Kitarō: Daikaijū and was voiced by Tohru Furuya. In the 5th "Gegege no Kitaro" anime, he is actually a friend of Kitaro.


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.



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