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Shin Megami Tensei V daily demon vol. 164 – Ippon-Datara

Posted on October 19, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos

shin megami tensei Ippon-Datara

For the latest Shin Megami Tensei V demon trailer, Atlus has provided a close look at Ippon-Datara. It has been seen in games like Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, and Persona titles.

Over on the Megami Tensei Wiki, the site shares the following background information on Ippon-Datara.

The Ippon-Datara is a rarely spotted youkai due to its innate shyness driving it away from urban areas. Hermitting himself in the mountains of Japan, it is best known to lurk in the mountains bordering the Wakayama and Nara prefectures, though there have been sightings within their immediate neighboring prefectures. Their method of locomotion is by hopping around and doing somersaults. While normally wanting nothing to do with humans, once a year, on December 20th, if a human and Ippon-Datara meet, they will squash the humans unfortunate enough underfoot, and is such considered an unlucky day in those prefectures, and are urged to stay away from the mountains.

The Ippon-datara is said to resemble a one footed, cyclopoid blacksmith, having lost both from working his trade, being blinded by the light of his forge and working the bellows with one of his legs. Alternative theories have implied Ippon-datara’s origins as a woodcutter who lopped off their leg as penance for some crime, a killer boar that attacked humans that was bound by a priest that was allowed to attack again on Dec. 20th, or a mountain kami who was corrupted into becoming a youkai, much like Nozuchi or Hitotsume-kozou.

Have a look at the new Shin Megami Tensei V trailer showing off Ippon-Datara below.

Shin Megami Tensei V will be out for Switch on November 12. You can check out prior demon trailers and more coverage in general here.

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