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Taraba in Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka
Subtitle(s) Crab Yokai (カニ妖怪,   Kani Yōkai)
Allies Coonjo
Enemies Kotaro Ushiwaka, Nyudo, Uragira
First appearance Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka
episode 149, "Crab Yokai Taraba"

Taraba (タラバ) is a crustacean yokai created by Toho that appeared in episode 149 of the 1974 yokai series, Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka, titled "Crab Yokai Taraba."


Taraba's name is derived from either tarabagani (たらば蟹 or タラバガニ) or simply taraba (鱈場), both Japanese terms for Paralithodes camtschaticus, the red king crab.


Go! Kotaro Ushiwaka

"Crab Yokai Taraba"

To be added.



Taraba relies solely on his giant, lumbering claws during melee combat. He appeared immensely physically powerful, snatching Nyudo's club straight from his hands and knocking Kotaro around during their confrontation.


Taraba is able to secrete a white paralyzing mist from his mouth, 'freezing' any affected areas of his opponents. This was used to completely halt Nyudo and impair Kotaro by paralyzing his leg.


Taraba's midsection is covered with a thick shell, making him incredibly durable; he was able to withstand several slashes from Kotaro's naginata.


Due to possessing a protective shell on only his front side, Taraba's back becomes something of a weak point. He was easily knocked down by a shove to his back, and was ultimately defeated by being struck on the back of the head by the removable blade of Kotaro's naginata.


Main article: Taraba/Gallery.


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