The action adventure “GHOSTWIRE: TOKYO” on sale from Bethesda Softworks. A story is depicted in which the main character “Akatsuto” and his buddy spirit “KK” are confronting the mysterious case where humans have disappeared on the stage of Shibuya, Tokyo.

The special part of this work is the world view. In the land of Shibuya, which depicts a realistic atmosphere, the motif of famous urban legends, ghosts, and youkai appears, and attacks Akatsuki and KK. GAME*Spark also posts an article that explains the original story of the small story in the game.

In this article, the “Malevito” that appears is finely raised. We will introduce the original story that combines various elements in the series. The second is Malevito fissure .

“Elephant” is not just a literary urban legend!

Malevito, which first appears in an early event in the game. It is a strong enemy with outstanding impact because you can remember the game system to some extent and surprise you at the timing of being careless. According to the database, “Malevito was born from a crazy frustration. Choose and hunt the life with a weapon with one hand.” too scary.

It is a source of mouth, but first, as the name suggests, it is based on a “mouth cracking woman”. It also matches the characteristics of clothes such as coats and faces wearing masks. The introduction of the official website also says, “Be careful with the rip -off woman.” And it is expected that there will be elements of “Hakushaha” because of white clothes, large hats, and tall height.

In addition, there is also a “riot demon” as a strong enemy located at the top of the mouth. This is a terrible Malevito that not only wears a red coat, but also removes the mask and exposes the torn mouth to the ear. The database says, “The mouth is discarded and thrown away a mask that hides ugly face.”

The riot demon removes the hat and makes her feel terrifying with the tearing expression. The first thing that I felt like my face was the “doll that changes my face” in Bunraku.

Urban Legend “Rippling Woman” that became a social phenomenon

The urban legend “King Kokumo Woman” is so famous that it is no longer necessary to explain. The outline is that a woman wearing a large mask in a coat (color is both called red or white) is talking, “I am beautiful?” When she answered that she is beautiful, she says, “Is this still beautiful?”

After removing the mask, there are various patterns, such as those killed by the weapons held in her hands, those who end up until they are surprising, and those who can be chased. It is also said that she will be killed if she answers the question “not beautiful.” There are several types of weapons in hand, such as kitchen knives, sickle, and scissors.

Rumors spread from the end of 1978 from the end of 1978, and in 1979, it was introduced in the “Gifu Nichiichi Shimbun (now Gifu Shimbun)” and “Weekly Asahi”, and it is said to have become a social phenomenon. 。 According to Yuto Yoshida’s survey, “Woman with a torn mouth” seemed to have been introduced on radio and television before 1978. In addition, in the process of spreading nationwide, various information includes various information, such as “moving at high speed”, “run away when you sing pomodes and garlic”, “I like Beckou candy, so you can escape to the gap you eat”. It looks like it is.

There were many ratio of her birth, such as failing to make her plastic surgery, hurt her face due to a great burn, and being killed by her sister who was jealous of her beauty. The theory exists. There seems to be a theory that “a woman who fled from a mental hospital painted her lipstick on her face.” In addition, there seems to be a theory that there is a legendary woman who was disguised as a terrible appearance with white powder or sickle in the Meiji era, which was a terrible appearance.

“Ghostwire: TOKYO” matches the characteristics of a coat and a mask -like mouth, and a large scissors that you have. When it comes to a “riot demon”, she has a torn mouth, a red coat, and a weapon scissors, and it seems to embody the ferocious legend of a cracked woman.

The terrible “Hakushaku -sama” is now cute?

“Hakushaku -sama” is a mystery that is said to have spread from the 2008 Internet. As the name suggests, it is said that it is a tall woman, a tall woman (240 cm), and is characterized by wearing a white dress and a hat. It is also characterized by making voices such as “Popo”.

It seems that the human being fascinated by “Hakushaha” will be killed within a few days. It is also said that young people, especially children, are targeted. According to the origin of the origin, it seems that the fascinated boy is trying to spend time in the morning in a room protected by amulets and the like. It is also excellent as a ghost story to make a pull that makes you think that you are still chasing.

This urban legend, which has become popular on the Internet, will tell you many witnesses and experiences. In addition, it seems that it is said that it is said to be the same as the mysterious “acrobatic Sarasara” introduced in the previous “Hairhime” from the match of several characteristics. At present, it seems that it may appear in various works as “cute sister” rather than fear.

“GHOSTWIRE: TOKYO” matches white clothes and hats, as well as its large size that can be seen at a glance. Elements such as the database “crazy frustration” and “chasing life” reminiscent of the birthday episode.

The transformation doll that appears in Bunraku is too scary!

The Japanese traditional performing arts “Ningyo Joruri Bunraku” is a comprehensive art that combines Tayu, shamisen, and dolls. The formation dates back to the early Edo period, and was registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003.

The Bunraku dolls that are manipulated by three people change the complexion and hair of “Kashira (neck)” depending on the personality and class, and use various roles. In the cultural digital library operated by the Japan Art and Culture Promotion Association, a detailed explanation of dolls is introduced with images, and it is a very study.

One of the types of the doll “Kashira” is what is called “square gab”. It is very scary, such as this doll that the face of a beautiful daughter’s doll becomes a terrible form in an instant, and her mouth is torn. “Gabu with square” is mainly used when transforming into a mystery, such as ghosts and monsters.

A typical performance that uses “Gabu Gab” is “Hidaka River Irika King / Megumi Dan”. This story is based on the “Anjin Kiyohime Legend”, and it is used to express how Kiyohime, who follows the escape, turns into her snake too much.

This may be my thoughts too much, but there are elements that “the mouth torn” and “chase (in the crossing stage) chase”. Do you think too much to think that it has an influence?

Is Malevito created by the fusion of “pursuit”?

So far, we have briefly introduced two urban legends and one culture. I think that the part I have introduced is only a few parts of the story and culture, so I think that it has not been introduced yet.

One of the most common elements introduced this time is to follow. “Falling woman” and “Hakushakuro -sama” are mysterious things that chase the opponents involved and sometimes take away their lives. Kiyohime, represented by the Bunraku doll’s “Gabu Gab of Kaku”, is the protagonist of the sad love story that ultimately burns off the escaped Anchin.

Let’s take a look at the database of the mouth and the loud demon again. In both cases, “pursuing” is a major feature, and the “crazy frustration” of “ripening” makes you feel the sad jealousy of Kiyohime. I guess this Malevito was born as an incarnation of “chasing”.

By the way, the mouth of “GHOSTWIRE: TOKYO” does not follow Akira as much as written in the database. It seems that there is some territory, and it will return when you leave a certain distance. Regarding the riot demon, it will appear almost in the event game, so I will follow here with obsession.

“GHOSTWIRE: TOKYO” is being distributed for PC/PS5.

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