Japanese Mythology in Popular Culture - Zashiki-warashi


  • In Jigoku Sensei Nube, there is a Zashiki-warashi that Nube always offers rice biscuits to. In return, the zashiki-warashi gives Nube good luck.
  • In the manga/anime series Omamori Himari, Kaya is a Zashiki-warashi that guards the house of Yuto's late grandparents in Noihara. She is extremely jealous of Yuto to a point that she wishes he would be dead.
  • In Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Kafuka says that Kiri is a Zashiki-Warashi, later this is proven when she leaves the school and it crumbles.
  • In Ninja Sentai Kakuranger has a Zashiki-warashi who befriends kids and then Ninja Black but was forced to fight for the Youkai Army but betrays them and is later killed. This monster was adapted as the monster form of Farkus "Bulk" Bulkmeier known as Bratboy in Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers.
  • In the anime Kekkaishi, Yoshimori, Tokine and other Kekkaishi summon Shikigami to heal and clean-up all the mess they made during a fight with an Ayakashi. Shikigai can take form of their master or anyway its master wants. And they have a square mark on them.
  • In the anime and manga xxxHolic, a Zashiki Warashi has a crush on Watanuki Kimihiro

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