Amanojaku, Tenjaku (天邪鬼*)? or Amano Sakugami (天朔神*)? is an oni well known in Japan for the fairytale Urikohime (Melon Princess), in which a girl lets him into her house where it then devours her and impersonates her using her flesh. He is born by Amanozako alone.
"Origin: Japan. An evil demon that can read people's minds. Also known as Ama no Sakugami, it reads minds, then says/does the opposite. It is also said to eat humans from the inside, then becoming them by wearing their skin."
—Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS dictionary
Amanojaku appears as the second boss when he eats and impersonates the protagonist's mother, after gaining entry by impersonating a policeman asking about the protagonist.
DemiKids Light & Dark
"A smaller than average ogre that loves to play tricks on anyone it encounters."
Amanojaku is a boss in Ice Book, faced in Akuma no Hokora. He's assaulting his fellow demon Mecchii for being a pacifist and not wanting to take part in attacking the Devil Children. He attacks upon seeing Akira, but loses the battle and dies shocked at the strength of an Devil Child.
Devil Children Messiah Riser
Amanojaku flees from the village in Fire Makai due to an attack by Imperium demons. After Jin beats them, the demon returns after the battle to give his thanks for saving his friend Nemea. On Akira's route an Amanojaku is trapped inside a snowman, which Amy Kashihara kicks and releases him. He flees once he sees Imperium soldiers nearby.
Amanojaku as it appears in Devil Children Messiah Riser
Like Echidna, Amanojaku has a theme opposite of its alignment.
In the iOS localization of Shin Megami Tensei, this demon is called "Amanojaku" in the demonic compendium, but in the visionary scene "Bloody Apron," it is addressed as "Amano Sakugami" instead. In the Japanese version of Shin Megami Tensei, he is consistently known as "Amano Sakugami."
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