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Img akashita
Japanese 赤舌
English Red Tongue
Species Yōkai
Gender Male
Abilities Water absorption
First Appearance
Manga Akashita (1971)
Anime Series 2 Episode 31 (1972)
1985 anime Yūsaku Yara
1996 anime Yasunori Masutani
2007 anime Shōzō Iizuka
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Akashita (赤舌, lit. red tongue) is a heat and water yōkai and an antagonist of Kitarō.


An Akashita is a yōkai that appeared in Toriyama Sekien's "Gazu Hyakki Yakō".

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in the anime(4th)

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.
Story img 2 (41)


  • In the Anime (4th) he was red and was smaller before he went to his bigger version.
  • He is the 10th spirit warrior. He's the representative of Aomori and his mark is located on his tongue.