Hannya

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Hannya
Hannya in episode 9 of Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka
Subtitle(s) Cursed Demon (呪い魔,   Noroi Ma)
Allies Coonjo
Enemies Kotaro Ushiwaka, Uragira
First appearance Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka episode 9, "Cursed Demon Hannya"

Hannya (ハンニャ) is a demon who appears in episode 9 of the 1974 tokusatsu series, Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka entitled "Cursed Demon Hannya."

Name

The Hannya's name is taken from that of the Hannya (般若) mask used in Japanese Noh theater, which her face is clearly patterned after.

Design

Hannya is a white-pink skinned demon with horns and long white hair. Her facial expression greatly resembles the Hannya masks upon which she is based, and she wears a pink, red and white kimono.

History

Showa era

Hannya nailing a drawing of Kotaro in "Cursed Demon Hannya"

Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka

"Cursed Demon Hannya"

Hannya was approached by Coonjo, who requested that she aid her in conspiring against her archenemy, Kotaro Ushiwaka. Hannya drew a depiction of Kotaro and nailed it to a tree, driving her cursed spikes through its legs. The real Kotaro, who was walking through the woods with Uragira, suddenly fell to the ground crippled. Hannya and Coonjo then appeared before the pair, the former threatening to throw a spike at Uragira if he didn't back down. As Coonjo prepared to strike, Kotaro reached for his naginata, but it was kicked away by Hannya. Luckily, Nyudo, who was also traversing the nearby forest, stumbled upon the drawing of Kotaro and ripped it from the tree, lifting the curse from Kotaro's legs. Kotaro quickly parried the approaching Coonjo, who fled the scene in defeat. Hannya, angered, attempted to throw a spike at Kotaro, but it was deflected by his naginata and sent flying into her forehead, killing her.

Abilities

  • Hannya possesses a number of cursed spikes (呪い釘,   noroi kugi) which she can drive through the body parts of a drawn figure to cause harm to the person depicted. She used this by drawing an image of Kotaro and driving spikes through the image's legs to cripple the real Kotaro. Hannya can also use the spikes as a weapon, throwing one at Kotaro after he regained functionality of his legs.
  • Hannya was shown to be able to teleport, as she suddenly appeared before Kotaro and Uragira alongside Coonjo.

Weaknesses

Hannya was ultimately killed by one of her own cursed spikes, which impaled her through the forehead after being deflected by Kotaro's naginata.

Filmography

Gallery

Main article: Hannya/Gallery.

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