Japanese Mythology in Popular Culture - Tsuchigumo


  • Tsuchigumo appeared in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger as a spider monster. It was later adapted into Arachnofiend in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • Tsuchigumo appears in the anime OVA Karas voiced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. She appears as a robotic spider Mikura who assumes the form of a woman and is loyal to Eko.
  • Yamame Kurodani from Touhou Project is a Tsuchigumo, but somewhat resembles an Argiope Spider.
  • The first Makamou to be defeated in Kamen Rider Hibiki is called Tsuchigumo.
  • A Tsuchigumo is the first Ayakashi to appear in the Omamori Himari anime. It posseessed minor character Taizo Masaki and attacked Yuto and Rinko on the school's rooftop until it was driven out and killed by Himari.

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