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Akamata
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Name
Japanese アカマタ
Profile
Species Yōkai
Gender Male
Home Baruru Island (1-4)
Okinawa (5-)
Abilities Venomous Fangs
Venomous Skin
Constriction
Affiliation South Asian Yōkai
47 Yōkai Warriors
First Appearance
Manga Yōkai Army (1968)
Anime Series 1 Episode 39 (1968)
Portrayals
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.

Appearance

Personality

History

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.

First Anime

He appears in episode #39 of the first anime adaptation, Yōkai Army.

Third Anime

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

Fourth Anime

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

Fifth Anime

He appears in episode #25 and 71 of the fifth anime adaptation, The Great Yōkai Sports Festival and Southern Yōkai Landing on Japan!!

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.

Sixth Anime

He appears in the second ending of the sixth anime adaptation, GET A NOTE.

Abilities

Legend

The Akamata of legend lives on Okinawa's Yaeyama Islands. It is also said (well some) to be a visiting god is disguise. It is one of a group of three gods Akamata (red face), Kuromata (black face), and Shiromata (white face). Akamata is sometimes depicted as a female serpent-yōkai.
When Akamata first debuted in Yōkai Army in 1968, Okinawa was not part of Japan, but was instead a territory of the United States until 1972. This is likely the reason Akamata was initially classified as a South Asian Yokai.

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