Japanese Mythology in Popular Culture - Rokurokubi

Rokurokubi

  • Chuda Chiaki in Legend of the Five Rings is a Rokurokubi.
  • The 2005 movie Yōkai Daisensō features a Rokurokubi.
  • Rokurokubi appears in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger as a monster that can detach it's octopus-like head. It was featured as a background monster in Power Ranger Zeo minus the octopus-like head.
  • Miki Hosokawa in the manga/anime Hell Teacher Nūbē is a Rokurokubi.
  • Rokurokubi are in the film Pom Poko, during the "Operation Specter" scene.
  • Three Rokurokubi appear in the animated film Hellboy: Sword of Storms. They appear as one of several groups of monsters trying to steal the Sword of Storms from Hellboy so that they can release the spirit of two imprisoned demons.
  • The character Orochimaru in the manga/anime Naruto is shown to stretch his neck great distances while fighting three of the main characters.
  • In her second nightmare in the movie Fear(s) of the Dark, Sumako, haunted by the spirit of an ancient samurai, sees a Rokurokubi.

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