Inugamigyōbu Danuki

Inugamigyōbu Danuki

Danuki Human

(隠神刑部狸, Inugamigyōbu Danuki)

Personal Data


Gender Male Male


Astrological Sign Capricorn January 17



Height 563 cm
5.63 m
18.471 ft
221.654 in
Weight 897 kg
1,977.546 lb
Fear Type

Fear Icon Presence Presence

Voice Actors


Katsuji Mori



Nurarihyon no Mago Chapter #35


Nurarihyon no Mago Episode #17

Appears in

Anime and Manga


Shikigami Summoning

Inugamigyōbu Danuki is the father of Tamazuki and one of the three great Shikoku tanuki yōkai. He formed the original Shikoku Hachijūhakki Yakō 300 years ago and, before his retirement, was the leader of 808 tanuki[1]. When his forces stormed Matsuyama Castle, he refused help from Nurarihyon because he knew it would result in him becoming part of the latter's Hyakki Yakō[2][3].


Danuki in his prime years

Danuki in his prime years

In his prime years, he had long white hair and wears a mask with red patterns at the side. He also wore a yellow, and red outfit. In the present, he is a huge tanuki with long eyebrows and a moustache. He also had a kasa (traditional Japanese hat) that hung around his neck.

His human form is an old man wearing a pinstriped dress shirt, a dark blue necktie and a brown coat. He also wore a hat.


300 years ago, he tried to take over a human castle, the Matsuyama Castle but to no avail. He turned down Nurarihyon's offer to help him. 300 years later, he's calmed down and doesn't attack or harm yōkai and humans anymore. But among his members, he is still known as their fiercest leader.


Shikoku ArcEdit

Main article: Shikoku Arc
In the Rejin Hall

Conversation between Nurarihyon and Danuki

He was sitting in his Rejin Hall where he meets Nurarihyon again. Mamedanuki ask him if he knows them, Danuki replies saying that he does and ask him to play with Nattō Kozō. He and Nurarihyon are talking about what happened 300 years ago. Later when Nurarihyon said that Hihi has been killed by Muchi, which he is in shock[4]. He then talks about his son, saying that he is the 8th son from his 88th wife, and that he also inherit most of his powers[5].
He begs them to forgive his Tamazuki

He begs them to forgive his Tamazuki

He then said that his son changed his name, because he us aiming for the throne.

Much later, they are heading to Ise, but with the subway. Danuki is in his disguise as a human business man. Nurarihyon ask Danuki if his son really is wielding the Maō's Hammer[6]. Danuki responds that he doesn't know that for sure. Danuki then says that his son can revived the ambition that he discarded[7]. When he enters the end of the battle, Danuki speaks to Tamazuki and then ask the group to spare his life evenly for what he has done.

Weapons and AbilitiesEdit

  • Leaves of Tamazusa – It is a divine power of the Bakedanuki. it is a technique that blows leaves toward a person to make them quiet. This technique can also be performed with two people[8].


Inugamigyōbu TamazukiEdit

Main article: Inugamigyōbu Tamazuki
Danuki and Tamazuki

Danuki and Tamazuki

He is saying constantly that Tamazuki is his foolish son, because of his behavior and actions what he has done so far. He is the 8th son of his 88th wife, and seems that he still care about him evenly that he caused massive uproar towards the Nura Clan and the citizens in Ukiyoe Town and also to his vassels and that he evenly tried to kill him[9].


Main article: Nurarihyon

He knows Nurarihyon from 300 years ago, when he was trying to take over the Matsuyama Castle. He turned down the offer of Nurarihyon because his ambitions thwarted and which he felt that his country should live as they where with realistic expections. He sees Nurarihyon as a immense radiant vessel of power, and spirit resembling darkness as deeper than black lacquer.


Nurarihyon battles Danuki

Nurarihyon battles Danuki

  • In the anime, he was defending Mamedanuki when he got attacked by Nurarihyon. He attacked Nurarihyon with a gigantic sake bottle instead that he was still waiting for Nurarihyon to come[10].
  • In the manga Nattō Kozō made a mistake and where been walking on his private area and in the anime, Nurarihyon made this time the mistake by sitting[11][12].
  • The original kanji of his name "狸" is "Tanuki".
  • In the anime, he stated that his son is starting to look like him, like how he was in his prime years.


  1. Nurarihyon no Mago Manga: Chapter 35, page 6
  2. Nurarihyon no Mago Manga: Chapter 35, page 7
  3. Nurarihyon no Mago Manga: Chapter 35, page 8
  4. Nurarihyon no Mago Manga: Chapter 35, page 11
  5. Nurarihyon no Mago Manga: Chapter 35, page 13
  6. Nurarihyon no Mago Manga: Chapter 38, page 16
  7. Nurarihyon no Mago Manga: Chapter 38, page 17
  8. Nurarihyon no Mago Manga: Chapter 35, page 12
  9. Nurarihyon no Mago Anime: Episode 25
  10. Nurarihyon no Mago Anime; Episode 17
  11. Nurarihyon no Mago Manga: Chapter 35, page 7
  12. Nurarihyon no Mago Anime; Episode 17


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