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|Anime||Series 3 Episode 71 (1985)|
|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.
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.
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.
He appears in the fourth movie based on the third anime adaption, GeGeGe no Kitarō: Gekitotsu!! Ijigen Yōkai no Dai-Hanran!!.
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.
Eye Beams: Gasha-Dokuro is capable of projecting red beams out of its left eye.