Okiku-Mushi is a recurring demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

The famous Japanese ghost story Banchou Sarayashiki tells of the love between an upper class samurai named Aoyama and a beautiful servant girl named Okiku. It is set in 1655, and many versions of this story have been written since the seventeenth century, sometimes Okiku returns Aoyama's love, other times she rejects him. One thing remains true throughout however, the couple's web of broken trust and promises ultimately leads to Aoyama killing Okiku, and casting her body down into a well. Her spirit then returns to haunt the grounds, either out of sorrow or anger.

In 1795, Japan suffered from an infestation of a type of worm that could be found in old wells that came to be named Okiku mushi. This worm, covered in a thick thread as if it were bound, was believed to be the reincarnation of Okiku. Since then, she has often been depicted as a beautiful girl with the body of a worm from the waist down, and her arms tied behind her back.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey[edit | edit source]

"An insect demon that takes the form of a woman with her hands tied behind her back. It arose from the hatred of a girl named Okiku, who was falsely convicted of a crime and executed. Note that this Okiku is different from the Okiku of the Bancho Sarayashiki, but they are often seen as the same person."
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey compendium

Shin Megami Tensei IV[edit | edit source]

"An insect demon that takes the form of a woman with her hands tied behind her back. It arose from the hatred of a girl named Okiku, who was falsely convicted of a crime and executed. She is a separate person from the Okiku of Bancho Sarayashiki fame, but because of its popularity, they eventually were seen as one and the same."
Shin Megami Tensei IV profile

Okiku-Mushi can be found in Shinjuku National Park. She can teach Flynn the Poisma, Tathlum Shot and Mudoon skills through her Demon Whisper.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

Okiku-Mushi can be found in Shibuya. She can teach the Rakunda, Tathlum Shot, Poisma and Mudoon skills through her Demon Whisper. Okiku-Mushi gets a bonus to any Gun, Darkness, ailment and support skills learned.

Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army[edit | edit source]

"An insect demon that takes the form of a woman with her hands tied behind her back. It arose from the hatred of a girl named Okiku, who was falsely convicted of a crime and executed."
Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army devil chart

Okiku-mushi is the final challenge that Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV faces in the Kuzunoha Training Hall. She states that she cannot be free until she has slain 100 devil summoners, and proceeds to ask Raidou if he will die for her before attacking. Okiku-mushi is weak to Fire, which Raidou must rely on Ukobach to take care of in this fight. Okiku-mushi will also summon Zombies to support her during the battle. After she is defeated, Okiku-mushi thanks Raidou before vanishing.

Okiku-mushi returns as a boss in the Matrix Labyrinth within the Daidouji Factory, guarding the Blue Shard, Red Shard and White Shard. They first appear as three normal enemies before large versions replace the weaker ones after they are defeated. These larger Okiku-mushi use Mudo in addition to their Marin Karin area of effect Mind/Charm skill. In the final encounter, there will immediately be a large Okiku-mushi accompanied by three smaller variants. More large variants will spawn in as the battle progresses and they will summon additional small Okiku-mushi during the battle.

Okiku-mushi also appears as a random encounter within the Matrix Labyrinth within the factory. Her Marin Karin skill inflicts Charm in a small area around her during combat, making getting close to her for too long treacherous, turning Raidou's demon's against him and potentially leaving him defenseless.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey[edit | edit source]

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 4
Magic 6
Vitality 2
Agility 3
Luck 4
Vermin Dark-Neutral 3 49
34
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single foe/1/Physical/None - - - - Weak - - - -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Natural Skills
Mudo Needle Rush
D-Source Skills
Posumudi Dia
Item Drops
Vermin Rope Life Stone Chakra Drop
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Shin Megami Tensei IV[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 35
Dexterity 35
Magic 35
Agility 35
Luck 35
Vermin 29 273 121
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Null - Weak - Weak Weak -
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Poisma 4 MP 90% poison to one foe. Innate
Tathlum Shot 7 MP Medium gun damage to one foe. Innate
Mudoon 10 MP 55% instantly kills one foe. Dark-type. 31


Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 35
Dexterity 58
Magic 29
Agility 37
Luck 37
Vermin 34 332 155
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Resist - Weak Null Weak Weak -
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Gun Gun +3 · Dark Dark +2 · Ailment Ailment +1 · Support Support +1 · Ice Ice -3 · Force Force -3 ·
Light Light -3
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Rakunda 25 MP Debuffs all foes' defense by 1 level. Innate
Tathlum Shot 7 MP Medium gun damage to one foe. Innate
Poisma 4 MP 90% poison to one foe. 35
Mudoon 12 MP Heavy dark damage to one foe. Smirk +55% instant death 36


Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army[edit | edit source]

Order Level HP MP St Ma Vi Lu MAG Cost Investigation
Pagan 24 361 216 13 12 10 8 - Read Mind, Provoke
Confinable Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Yes - Elec Death - Fire
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Marin Karin 4 MP Light Mind damage + charm to all enemies in radius. (Small radius) Innate
Makakaja 6 MP Lowers magical damage until the end of the battle. Innate
Null Death Combo Raidou and demon will null Death attacks for the duration. 25
Mana Bonus Passive Will increase the demons maximum MP by 10% 26


Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs King Abaddon[edit | edit source]

Order Level HP St Ma Vi Lu Conversation Investigation
Pagan 24 253 13 12 10 8 Scolding Read Mind, Provoke
Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak Frail
- Electricity Death - - Fire
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mudo 13 MAG Single target Death attack, halves HP. Stun: Med Innate
Pulinpa 16 MAG Light Mind dmg to an area +Panic(Med) 25
Heretic Crush 40 MAG Heavy Death dmg to all. Stun: Short Type: Axe 26


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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Shin Megami Tensei IV, Okiku-Mushi's image will hang down into view from the top of the stat screen, rather than sliding into view from the right side of the screen like most other demons.
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