Bunbuku Chagama is a demon in the series.

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Bunbuku Chagama, literally "Bunbuku tea-kettle," is a tanuki that turned itself into a performing tea kettle in order to repay the kindness of a monk who cared for him.

The fairy tale version has been translated as "The Accomplished and Lucky Teakettle" by Mitford and as "The Wonderful Tea Kettle" by T. Hasegawa. The raccoon dog is ill-treated as a tea-kettle at a temple and sold off; it later performs a dance and tightrope walking routine, and the subsequent owner turned showman acquires great wealth.

In most folk tale versions, the raccoon dog or fox transforms into a kettle so that its human friend or benefactor can make profit by selling the fake kettle, typically to a priest. In legend, Bunbuku Chagama is the name of a tea kettle owned by priest Shukaku who turned out to be an ancient raccoon dog or mujina, the supposed kettle still on view at Morin-ji temple which Shukaku served.

The fairy tale version is thought to be connected to the legend about an inexhaustible tea kettle at the temple Morin-ji in Tatebayashi, Gunma, owned by a priest named Shukaku who turned out to be an ancient mujina (raccoon dog or badger). One suggested hypothesis is that bunbuku is an onomatopeic word mimicking the sound of boiling water, while the character buku (fuku) in the name denotes "good luck" or "good fortune."

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Devil Children Black Book & Red Book (PS)[edit | edit source]

Bunbuku Chagama can be found in Iceland.

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Devil Children Black Book & Red Book (PS)[edit | edit source]

Bunbuku.GIF
Class Type Race Level HP MP Exp
Common Metal Yoma 10 120 42 45
Attack Guard Magic M Guard Speed Luck
15 16 11 10 10 14
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Zio Metal 5 MP Light damage to one foe. Inflicts Shock.
Auto Call Sun 8 HP Summon a demon from the Devil Riser.
Dia Sun 5 MP Light HP recovery for one ally.
Feral Claw Sun 15 HP Light damage to one foe.
Thunderbolt Metal 23 HP Light damage to all foes. Inflicts Shock.
Recarm Sun 18 MP Revives one ally with low HP.
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