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|Affiliation||South Asian Yōkai|
|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.
He appears in episode 39 of the 1st anime adaption, Yōkai Army.
He appears in the first movie based on the third anime adaption, GeGeGe no Kitarō (1985 film).
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.