|This article is about a/an group in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.|
The Nosakamata (ノサカマタ) are monsters within the Sanzu River that are more powerful than the Nanashi Company, resembling tremendous, skull-like, eyeless, crocodilian heads on two legs, and can shoot fireballs from their mouths. There are also some Nosakamata known as the Ōnosakamata (大ノサカマタ), which are naturally born giant. Appearing in the Shinkenger movie are the Kusare Nosakamata (クサレノサカマタ), blue-skinned versions of the Nosakamata.
In Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku, the Strengthened Nosakamata (強化ノサカマタ, Kyōka Nosakamata) and the Strengthened Ōnosakamata (強化大ノサカマタ, Kyōka Ōnosakamata) resemble black skinned Nosakamata and Ōnosakamata.
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Powers and Abilities
- Human World Travel: Nosakamata and other residents of Sanzu River can travel themselves into human world via narrow hole gaps.
- Fireballs: The Nosakamata can fire fiery blasts from its mouth.
Behind the Scenes
The Nosakamata are portrayed by unidentified suit actors.
- The Nosakamata are designed by Tamotsu Shinohara.
- Their name is a portmanteau of nozuchi (野槌), a fat snake-like youkai that is a spirit of the earth that is found in open plains hiding in the shadows of the plants and trees, and sakamata (逆叉), the archaic name for the orca and the animal that is the basis of the shachihoko.
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