|2007 anime||Hisao Egawa|
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Tsurube-Otoshi (つるべ落とし) is a creature from Japanese folklore. It lurks in the tops of trees and drops down on unsuspecting humans, and has various descriptions - sometimes it is some sort of oni or tengu, sometimes it is a disembodied head, and sometimes it is a fireball. Its name is an expression for "falling quickly" which literally means "a well-bucket dropping", and sometimes thetsurube-otoshi instead drops a well-bucket to scoop up its prey.
Tsurube-Otoshi are a gigantic disembodied heads of either a human, tengu, or oni.
Tsurube-Otoshi appears in the opening of the sixth anime as Nurikabe's partner during the three-legged race scene.