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Komainu
Komainu
Kanji

狛犬

Additional Information
Primary Ability

Physical Power

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A Komainu (狛犬 () ) is a small, but impressive type of demon.[1]

Overview

Powers and Abilities

Physical Power: Despite being the size of a mid-sized dog, Komainu possess impressive physical attributes, being able to jump at least five meters straight up and possess impressive longevity, living with seemingly undiminished vitality for several decades rather than the relatively short lifespan of the average canine.[2]

Human Speech: Despite appearing as a dog, Komainu are perfectly capable of human speech.[3]

Trivia

  • Komainu are derived from the famous 'Lion-Dog' statues erected outside Shinto Shrines. They were heavily influenced by the Chinese Guardian Lions.

References

  1. Salaryman Exorcist: The Sorrows of Yukio Okumura Manga: Chapter 6, Page 2
  2. Salaryman Exorcist: The Sorrows of Yukio Okumura Manga: Chapter 6, Page 7
  3. Salaryman Exorcist: The Sorrows of Yukio Okumura Manga: Chapter 6, Page 3

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