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Akaname 1985 Chara
Japanese あかなめ
English Dirt Licker
Species Yōkai
Home Yōkai Apartments,
GeGeGe Forest
First Appearance
Manga Kamanari (1971)
Anime Series 2 Episode 28 (1972)
1971 anime Yonehiko Kitagawa
Masao Imanishi
1985 anime Noriko Tsukasa
Kyōko Tongū (Ep. 104)
Keiichi Nanba (Giant)
2018 anime Yūta Kasuya

Akaname (あかなめ) is a yōkai.



In the sixth anime, Akaname is a mischievous yōkai, scaring the humans tenants who live in the apartment and teasing the landlords with Rokuro-Kubi and Karakasa. However after being beaten by Kitarō and given mercy by Haruo, she and the others stop scaring the tenants. She is rather quiet as she does not speak any words, only communicating with grunts and nods. She blushes rather easily, having done so when being introduced and when she was complimented. She is also protective over the ones she cares about as she and the others went with Kitarō and the others to scare the boss of the loan shark yakuza and revealed herself to scare Hiro away to protect Natsumi. She is shown to have a liking to Shogi, playing it against Iwanabōzu.[1]


Shonen Sunday/Second Anime

She appears in episode 28 of the second anime adaption, Akaname.

Third Anime

She appears in episode 33 of the third anime adaption, Yōkai Akaname's Sorrowful Counterattack.

She also appears in the third movie based on the third anime adaption, GeGeGe no Kitarō: Saikyō Yōkai Gundan! Nippon Jōriku!!.

Fourth Anime

She appears along with Shiro-Uneri in episode 16 of the 4th anime adaption, Akaname and Shiro-Uneri.

Sixth Anime

She appears in episode #23 of the sixth anime adaptation, The Yōkai Apartment Secret Story.[1]


Tongue stretching: Akaname is able to extend her tongue, usually using it to lick the grime from bathrooms.[1]

Wall climbing: Unique to the sixth anime, she is able to climb on walls and ceilings.[1]

Selective invisibility: Akaname is capable of making herself invisible to those she chooses, such as the priest that tried to exorcise her and the others from the apartment.[1]

Gas Cloud Generation: Akaname is able to create a purple gas cloud of filth by spinning her head and tongue around and sending it to her target.[1]

Vanishing and Appearing: Similar to other yōkai, Akaname is able to disappear from sight. She is also able to appear somewhere else as well, flashing quickly while doing so.[1]


Akaname is a spirit who licks the untidy bathroom.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 23


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See also
47 Yōkai Warriors