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Japanese name: リオウ
Lord of the forest and a powerful youkai who appears before Natsume as a maneki neko after being sealed by an exorcist. In cat form he is identical to Nyanko sensei, except he is black. He loves humans, and he used to take human form so he could speak with them. His name was included in the Yuujinchou.
As written above, in his sealed cat form he's identical to Nyanko-sensei except for his coloring, but in his normal state he looks very humanoid, except he has blue eyes and hair and being extremely large, with a wingspan twice as tall as he is. He wears a white yukata with nothing underneath and no footwear.
When he first appears as a black maneki neko he doesn't speak, but when he's released from the sealed form we learn that he's a soft spoken and kind Ayakashi. The other ayakashi look up to him, because he gave them power to be able to live in the forest in peace, though they think of him as a bit soft in the head for befriending humans. He apparently likes humans, and sounded very sad when he learned that his friend had died long ago and decides to never go human settlements ever again to make sure none of his underlings attempt to attack the humans for his sake again.


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