Kotoshironushi is a demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

Kotoshironushi (事代主*)? in Nihon Shoki, also known as Yahe Kotoshironushi (八重事代主*)? in Kojiki, is the offspring of Okuninushi and older brother of Take-Minakata, who serves as the envoy of the Kunitsu gods. His name means "Lord Who Knows Things."

Nihon Shoki narrates that he submits to Futsunushi while the latter is representing the Amatsu gods to pacifies Ashihara no Nakatsukuni (葦原中国*)?. In Kojiki, when Take-Mikazuchi arrives at Okuninushi's place in demand of submission, Okuninushi defers the answer to Kotoshironushi who is away on a fishing trip. Take-Mikazuchi travels to Kotoshironushi's whereabout in Miho. Kotoshironushi quickly surrenders when the two meet. As a gesture of submission, he flips his own fishing boat, casts a "backside clapping" (天の逆手, amano sakate)? spell, which shapeshifts the boat into a cage of brushwood, and hides himself in it.

Kotoshironushi is also a Shinto name for Ebisu, one of the Seven Gods of Fortune (Shichifukujin), connected by the habit of fishing.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

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"Origin: Japan. The son of Ookuninushi, a ruler of Izumo. He has the power to determine right and wrong, and governs oracles. Accounts vary about what happened to him after surrendering to Take-Mikazuchi. Some say he killed himself, some say he fled, and some say he served the god."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS dictionary

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[edit | edit source]

"A Japanese deity that governs oracles who appears in the books Kojiki and Nihon Shoki. His name means "god who knows all." The deeds of the priestesses of the ancient San'in region stood out, but it was none other than this god that gave them the oracles. There are theories that the priestesses worshiped a goddess, but was turned into a male god when incorporated into Japanese mythology."
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 3DS compendium

Stats[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Kotosironusi SMT.PNG
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Kishin Chaos 31 282 142
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
21 1-3 75 15 35 11 14 11
St 20
In 9
Ma 13
Vi 12
Ag 10
Lu 9
Resistances Reflects Curse Drop None
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Makatranda 2 MP Absorbs MP from the enemy.
Macatran 10 MP Takes 10 of the caster's MP and gives it to an ally.
Sabatoma 8 MP Allows you to summon one demon without a MAG cost.


Shin Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Kotoshironushi SMT2.PNG
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Kunitsu Light-Chaos 46 616 177
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
107 1 124 84 116 83 16 13
St 16
In 10
Ma 14
Vi 12
Ag 10
Lu 7
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Shibaboo 3 MP Inflicts Bind ailment, 1-3 foes.
Makajam 4 MP Inflicts Close ailment, 1-3 foes.
Mudo 3 MP Chance to inflict instant Darkness death, two foes.
Makakaja 4 MP Increases magic power, all allies.
Sabatoma 8 MP Demon summons another allied demon.


Shin Megami Tensei if...[edit | edit source]

Kotoshironushi if.GIF
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Kunitsu Light-Chaos 44 591 194
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
54 1 120 81 112 80 19 16
St 16
In 12
Ma 16
Vi 12
Ag 10
Lu 7
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Mudo 3 MP Chance of inflicting instant death, two foes.
Shibaboo 3 MP Inflicts Bind ailment to 1-3 foes. (Bind-type)
Makakaja 4 MP Increases magic power, all allies.
Makajam 4 MP Inflicts Close ailment to 1-3 foes. (Magical-type)
Sabatoma 8 MP Demon summons another allied demon.


Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[edit | edit source]

Kotoshironushi DSSH.png
Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Kishin 33 301 150 11 9 12 8 9 7
CP MAG Summon Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.HIT
5 392 Calm 88 53 98 52 105 30
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
Magic - - - Phys
List of Skills
Mabufu Marking Tetraja
Deathbound Mepatra


Gallery[edit | edit source]

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