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Yuki-Onna
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Name
Japanese 雪女
English Snow Woman
Profile
Species Yōkai
Gender Female
Home Colder climates
Abilities Ice breath
First Appearance
Manga Yukinko (1968)
Anime Series 1 Episode 48 (1968)
Portrayals
1968 anime Noriko Ohara
1985 anime Akiko Tsuboi
1996 anime Tomoko Naka
Mami
Video games Gara Takashima (2003 PS2)
Gallery

Yuki-Onna (雪女, snow woman) are yōkai. They only live in snowy places and are never known to travel long distances, especially not during any seasons aside from winter.

Legend

Yuki-Onna is a spirit or yōkai in Japanese folklore. She is a popular figure in Japanese literature, manga, and animation. Yuki-Onna are sometimes confused with Yama-Uba ("mountain crone"), but they are not the same.

History

The Yuki-Onna that appeared in the fourth anime was initially an enemy who then became a friend of Kitaro. In the fifth anime, Aoi, a Yuki-Onna, is a spirit warrior.

List of Yuki-Onna

First Anime

Third Anime

Fourth Anime

Fifth Anime