Japanese Mythology in Popular Culture - Umibōzu

Umibōzu

  • Shigeru Mizuki's popular manga series Gegege no Kitaro features an Umibōzu in its cast.
  • A character in the manga City Hunter is nicknamed "Umibōzu". He is a large muscle-bound hitman and his bald head is what earned him the nickname of Umibōzu.
  • In a filler arc of the anime Naruto, Amachi (a man who is an accomplice of Orochimaru) summoned a creature known as Umibōzu, which is a monster made up of water with a grey outline as a body. It was sometimes used to help sink ships traveling from the Sea Country to the Water Country.
  • Umi Bōzu is Monster in My Pocket #118.
  • Umibōzu is the name of an elite special forces unit in the JMSDF from the anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
  • Umibōzu is also the name of Kagura's father (who is bald and has been referred to as a monster) in the manga Gintama.
  • The manga/anime/movie Lovely Complex features a fictitious band named Umibōzu with an eponymous, bald lead singer.
  • A traditional Umibōzu folktale is told in the second story arc of the anime Mononoke, a sequel to Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, which combined folktales, Kabuki plays, and animated versions of 19th century woodblock art prints to retell classic ghost stories.
  • Umibōzu is a user-driven meta search engine.
  • In Muramasa: The Demon Blade, the Umibōzu is a gigantic octopus.
  • The Umibōzu appears in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger as a monster of the day and was adapted as the Hydro Hog in Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers.

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