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Japanese Demons

Japanese demons

These are pesky trolls and ogres that cause mayhem and terror, particularly in rural villages where you can still get away with thatsort of thing.

We are talking wild three-eyed hulking brutes with gnashing teeth, evil-looking horns and a brutal variety of blunt instruments. In other words the kind of creatures that professional demon killer Shoki quells so expertly.

According to our research, if Shoki is not available, you can ward them off with holly or by casting some beans into the street with an invocation. We wonder if Shoki ever tried that — it would probably save him a lot of time.

Oni Facts and Figures

Name: Oni
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male and female
Type: Demons
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on September 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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