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Akashita
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Name
Japanese 赤舌
English Red Tongue
Profile
Species Yōkai
Gender Male
Abilities Water absorption
Affiliation 47 Yōkai Warriors
First Appearance
Manga Yōkai Rally (1968)
Anime Series 1 Episode 54 (1969)
Portrayals
1985 anime Yūsaku Yara
1996 anime Yasunori Masutani
2007 anime Shōzō Iizuka
Video games Masami Iwasaki (Ibun Yōkai Kitan)
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Akashita (赤舌, lit. red tongue) is a heat and water yōkai and an antagonist of Kitarō.

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Akashita is the 10th of the chosen 47 Yōkai Warriors and the representative of Aomori Prefecture. His mark is located on his tongue.

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Legend

An Akashita is a yōkai that appeared in Toriyama Sekien's "Gazu Hyakki Yakō". It is drawn as a beast with clawed hands and a hairy face, with most of its body hidden in a black cloud over a floodgate. In its open mouth is a large tongue. Sekien did not attach an explanatory note, so it is not certain whether he intended it as an original creation, but it may be related to the Shakuzetsujin (赤舌神?, lit. "red-tongued god") which guards the western gate of Jupiter. It may also be related to the Shakuzetsunichi (赤舌日?), a day of bad luck in Onmyōdō.

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