Japanese Mythology in Popular Culture - Noppera-bō

Noppera-bō

  • In AdventureQuest Worlds, there are Noppera-bō versions of Yokai Island's ninja and samurai.
  • In a filler episode from the anime/manga series InuYasha, a man with no face tries to steal Inuyasha's sword Tetsusaiga for Jaken.
  • In Ninja Sentai Kakuranger the Noppera-bō is featured as a "Monster of the Week".
  • In the Hetalia movie, Paint It White, the world was taken over by faceless aliens called 'Pict'

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