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Gasha-Dokuro
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Name
Japanese がしゃどくろ
English Rattling Skull
Profile
Species Yōkai
Gender Male
First Appearance
Anime Series 3 Episode 71 (1985)
Portrayals
1985 anime Yasuo Tanaka
2007 anime Masaharu Satō
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Gasha-Dokuro (がしゃどくろ, rattling skull) is a giant skeleton yōkai.

Legend

In Japanese folklore, Gasha-dokuro (がしゃどくろ), or Ōdokuro (大どくろ, giant skull), are giant skeletons, often fifteen times taller than an average person. If a Gasha-Dokuro sees a human, it will grab it and bite its head off if it does not flee quickly. Gasha-Dokuro are created from gathering bones from people who have died of starvation. The only way a Gasha-Dokuro can be detected before it appears is by hearing a ringing sound in one's ears.

Appearance

Gasha-Dokuro's appearance is that of a giant human skeleton, with several teeth missing, the inside of his skull is usually blackened. Because of his sheer size, only from the spinal cord and above is ever seen. Within the 5th anime, he has a red eye with a yellow pupil in his left eye socket.

History

3rd Anime

He appears in episode 71 of the 3rd anime adaption, Gasha-Dokuro of Yōka Forest.

He appears in the fourth movie based on the third anime adaption, GeGeGe no Kitarō: Gekitotsu!! Ijigen Yōkai no Dai-Hanran!!.

4th Anime

He appears in episode 11 of the 4th anime adaption, Keukegen and Gasha-Dokuro. He was controlled both times when he appeared.

5th Anime

Gasha-Dokuro appears in the second episode of the 5th anime adaption, BiBiBi!! Nezumi-Otoko! In that episode, he wasn't controlled by other yōkai.

6th Anime

Gasha-Dokuro appears in the eighth episode of the 6th anime adaption, Menace! Kagami-Jijii's Plot. In this episode, Soma and his friend were playing with brooms instead of helping the others clean. Irritated, Mana chased them around. Soma trips over Gasha-Dokuro's tombstone, causing him to awaken and seek them out in anger.[1]

Abilities

Eye Beams: Gasha-Dokuro is capable of projecting red beams out of its left eye.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 8

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