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Tofu-Kozō
Img tofukozo
Name
Japanese 豆腐小僧
English Little Tōfu Boy
Profile
Species Yōkai
Gender Male
Home Yōkai Yokochō
First Appearance
Anime Series 3 Episode 106 (1985)
Portrayals
1985 anime Keiichi Nanba
1996 anime Daisuke Sakaguchi
2007 anime Daisuke Sakaguchi
2018 anime Arisa Sekine
Gallery


Tōfu-Kozō (豆腐小僧, Little Tōfu Boy) is a small human-like yōkai.

Legend

Tōfu-Kozō are known to be servant yokai, first and foremost. Even among other yōkai, they are often bullied and teased for their lack of strength. They get no respect from those above them; at most, they act as menial servants to more powerful yōkai.

Appearance

Tōfu-Kozō is a small yōkai who resembles a human child with short black hair and eyes, as well as constantly sticking his out. He wears a little boys’ kimonos and wide-brimmed straw hats, which is the typical outfit of a tōfu-selling young boy of the Edo period. He is virtually always seen carrying a tray of tofu.

Personality

Tōfu-kozō is often portrayed as amicable and timid. For the most part, he will shy away from any confrontation, sticking to the sidelines.

History

3rd Anime

Tōfu-Kozō appears in episode 106 of the 3rd anime adaption, Tofu-Kozō and Yamagami.

5th Anime

Tofu-Kozo

In the 5th Anime, Tōfu-Kozō makes occasional appearances. He is shown in the second ending animation of the series.

One of the episodes where he gets a decent spotlight is in episode 34 of the 5th anime adaption, Yōkai Yokochō's Cruise to Hell.

6th Anime

In the 6th Anime, Tōfu-Kozō appears in the opening animation sitting on the roof of a building.

Tofu-Kozo 2

After Mana states that she wants to understand more about yōkai, she looks up at the Vampire Tree that Kitarō had turned into, and briefly sees Tōfu-Kozō sitting on a branch. After Mana rubs her eyes, she looks up again to see that he has disappeared and Medama-Oyaji chuckles.[1] He is seen again at the Yōkai Apartment in episode #23, The Yōkai Apartment Secret Story.

Abilities

Reflexes: Tofu-Kozō has fast reflexes, making him able to dodge a human's barrage of punches.[2]

Tongue: He is able to catch and stop bullets with his tongue.[2]

Vanishing: Tofu-Kozō was able to appear on a branch of the Vampire Tree, and quickly disappear as Mana had saw.[1]

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2007): Episode 34