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Zashiki-warashi (座敷童子)A spirit girl (Vestal sprite) who has a crush on Watanuki.
Zashiki-warashi are prone to mischievous thoughts, though this one is actually quite shy and sweet and very prone to crying (those who make her cry will be attacked by her guardians, a group of tengu-karasu). She lives on a mountain with pure spiritual energy and, as a result, is vulnerable to evil energy.
She is based on a spirit from Japanese folklore, the zashiki-warashi, accounting for her childlike naivety and innocence.
The popular anime series xxxHolic revolves around the main character Watanuki Kimihiro's supernatural adventures, but also around his love interests and relationships with other characters. Let's take a deeper look into these romantic connections!
Like any culture, Japan has an extensive collection of legendary and mythical monsters. Some are helpful, some are harmful, and others are downright strange. Let's talk about some monsters from that third category, as well as the mark they've made on Japanese entertainment.