|Affiliation||South Asian Yōkai|
47 Yōkai Warriors
|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|
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 episode #39 of the first anime adaptation, Yōkai Army.
He appears in the first movie based on the third anime adaptation, GeGeGe no Kitarō (1985 film).
He appears as the main antagonist in the fourth anime film, GeGeGe no Kitarō: Dai-Kaijū.
In this adaptation, 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.
He appears in the second ending of the sixth anime adaptation, GET A NOTE.
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.
|Akamata • Akashita • Amabie • Aoi • Azuki-Arai • Dansaburō • Gyōbu-Danuki • Hitotsume-Kozō • Hyōsube • Ichimokuren • Ippon-Datara • Iso-Onna • Ittan-Momen • Iwanabōzu • Kabukiri-Kozō • Kame-hime • Kasha • Kawauso • Konaki-Jijii • Kuro-Karasu • Matsu no Seirei • Mikari-Baba • Mintsuchi • Namahage • Nami-Kozō • Nora • Nurikabe • Osakabe-hime • Osan-Kitsune • Raijū • Seko • Shidaidaka • Shirobōzu • Sunakake-Babaa • Sunekosuri • Tankororin • Tesso • Waira • Wakasa Mermaid • Wanyūdō • Yadōkai • Yakanzuru • Yama-Jijii • Yanboshi • Yobuko • Zashiki-Warashi|