2018 anime art
|English||Roll of Cotton|
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|Dislikes||Being worn as a loincloth|
Washers and dryers
|Marital status||Single and looking|
|Manga||The Great Yōkai War (1966)|
|Anime||Series 1 Episode 10 (1968)|
|[v · t · e]|
- Live Action
- Video Games
Ittan-Momen resembles a strip of white cloth with arms and a pair of beady eyes. His body gets thinner towards the tail and he has no mouth. His body is roughly 10 meters long, though he has been depicted much shorter. He can also stretch his body to some extent to become longer.
Ittan-Momen first appeared in the Shonen Magazine story The Great Yōkai War, and his first anime appearance was in the adaptation of the story in the 1st series Ep. 10. In both the manga and anime version of The Great Yōkai War, he dies during the battle with the Western yōkai when he fights the Witch. He tries to suffocate her in a midair battle, but she pierces his heart with a poison needle. He later reappears in the story Yōkaijū without any explanation as to how he was revived. From then on he was a recurring character.
Unlike the character of legend, Ittan-Momen is a good yōkai who often helps Kitarō in his cases and battles. Although he's normally used for transportation, he is also a competent fighter and has even been asked by Medama-Oyaji to lead troops into battle before. Nezumi-Otoko has even referred to him as a "war hawk", always preferring to fight first and talk later. As he is made of cotton, he is weak against fire and scissors. In the manga he has blood and can bleed, though this is not true in most anime adaptations. In the 5th anime, he is shown to be fearful of vampires and is even sucked dry by the Vampire Tree. He also appears to have a heart, as he was killed in The Great Yōkai War when the Witch pierced his heart with a poison needle. Whenever his body gets torn, he only needs to be sewn back together to recover. He is always careful to keep himself clean.
Because the original Ittan-Momen is from Kagoshima, in most adaptations he speaks with a Kagoshima dialect. This started with the 3rd anime, where he was voiced by Jōji Yanami, who grew up near Kagoshima in Fukuoka and incorporated the accent into his performance (however, in the 3rd anime he spoke more of a Hakata dialect). Since then, many other voice actors have used the dialect for him as well.
He does not appear to have a mouth but is often shown eating with Kitarō and the others. In the 3rd anime opening, he is depicted as playing a trumpet, and in Ep. 96 he is seen drinking juice.
- His favorite food is chocolate.
- In the 2002 Kodansha International Bilingual Comics edition, he is referred to as Rollo Cloth.
- In the Drawn & Quarterly English translations, his name is for some reason shortened to Itta Momen.
|Ghost Tribe||Kitarō • Medama-Oyaji|
|Other members||Nezumi-Otoko • Neko-Musume • Sunakake-Babaa • Konaki-Jijii • Ittan-Momen • Nurikabe|
|Recurring allies||Yobuko • Abura-Sumashi • Ido-Sennin • Tsurube-Bi • Bake-Garasu|
|Yōkai Apartments||Nekoko • Kamikiri • Azuki-Arai • Kasa-Bake • Tsurube-Otoshi • Gyūki|
|Yōkai Yokochō||Kawauso • Amabie • Rokuro-Kubi • Ohaguro-Bettari • Nurikabe Family|
|Other Allies||Shisa • Yuki-hime • Yagyō-san • Aobōzu|
|Tendo Family||Yumeko Tendō • Hoshirō Tendō • Masao Tendō • Yūko Tendō|
|Elementary School Trio||Yūko Murakami • Shōta Suzuki • Jun Tanimoto|
|Others||Mizuki • Makoto Washio • Mana Inuyama|
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