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Hiderigami
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Name
Japanese ひでり神
English God of Drought
Profile
Species Yōkai
Gender Male
First Appearance
Manga Hiderigami (1968)
Anime Series 1 Episode 43 (1968)
Portrayals
1968 anime Kenji Utsumi
1985 anime Sanji Hase
1996 anime Fumihiko Tachiki
2007 anime Masaya Onosaka
Video games Hiroshi Ōtake (2003 PS2)
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Hiderigami (ひでり神, God of Drought) is a mythical species of yōkai in Japanese folklore that holds the power to cause droughts.

Appearance

Personality

Legend

According to a quote from Bencao Gangmu in the Edo period encyclopedia Wakan Sansai Zue, the Hiderigami is from sixty to ninety centimeters long, has eyes on the top of its head, and moves quickly like the wind. In Toriyama Sekien's Illustrated One Hundred Demons from the Present and the Past, it is referred to as Hiderigami (魃"drought"?) or Kanbo (旱母"drought mother"?) and is drawn as a beast with one arm and one eye.

Abilities

History

First Anime

Third Anime

Hiderigami appears in episode #29 of the third anime adaptation, Yōkai Hiderigami.

Fourth Anime

Fifth Anime

Hiderigami appears in episode #73 of the fifth anime adaptation, Mystery of the Forty Seven Yōkai Warriors.