A-Yokai-A-Day: Gashadokuro

Anyone who’s played Japanese video games should be familiar with this fellow. He’s been a regular in many of the Castlevania series (including my favorite, Symphony of the Night) as well as many other console games. And if you haven’t played any games in your whole life, surely you can recognize a very. big. skeleton!

This is Gashadokuro, an enormous monstrosity formed from a mass of bones of those who have starved to death. If a gashadokuro sees a human, it will grab it and bite off its head. The only way to detect a gashadokuro is by noticing a humming in your ears just before it appears. This poor guy probably didn’t notice…



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