Komasan is also the mascot of Yo-kai Watch Busters: White Dog Corps.
Komasan is a Komainu (though more closely resembling a shiba inu) with long, blue fiery eyebrows that look similar to Hitodama flames. He has ivory-colored fur with a light blue stomach, tail, and inner ears. His eyes are a lime green color and he has red swirls on his cheeks and hips. He carries a green furoshiki (wrapping cloth used to store and carry items) with a white spiral pattern wrapped around his shoulders. It is seen that in EP049 when Komasan and Komajiro are Santa's helpers, at the end Komajiro gives him a green sling pouch so he could store extra things which Komasan now wears in the anime, Yo-kai Watch 2, the games after Yo-kai Watch 2, and Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble. This appearance is somewhat retained in his human disguise.
Komasan is an ice cream-loving Yo-kai from the countryside. After his shrine was demolished, he wandered into the city in search of soft serve ice cream.
In the anime, Komasan is portrayed as a "country bumpkin", unaware of the goings-on of city life. He uses the -zura sentence ending, which is how people from rural Nagano Prefecture (particularly Suwa) speak and is typically used to satirize country folk. He exclaims "Monge~!" whenever he is surprised or impressed ("Oh my swirls!" in the English dub).
He tries his best to learn as much as he can to present himself as a good role model to his younger brother, Komajiro. He pretends to be very knowledgeable about city life. However, Komajiro has a high capacity to adapt to the city and soon becomes a DJ at a nightclub. Komasan spends most of his time roaming the city in search of delicious food, particularly soft serve ice cream, as well as going on adventures with his brother.
Komasan is sometimes uninterested in changing people's minds. In one of his side stories, 'Movin' On Up', when the president of the company Komasan was working at retired, he says "Well, that's a plum great idea, y'all.".
Poofessor showed up in an episode and he shared some interesting facts with Komasan, but Komasan was more interested in enjoying nature, (he was catching butterflies at that moment) finding four leaf clovers, and sleeping.
When Nate summoned Komasan to stop Irewig, he ended up getting inspirited by the centipede Yo-kai, however, the way he channels his anger drove him to work toward stopping whatever problem would tick him off (e.g, scraping all the gum off the street), to the point where he eventually forced Nate, Whisper, Jibanyan, and even Irewig to help him.
Whenever he serves as a judge in a contest, he has a strange way of deciding who wins. For example, in the Yo-kai Red & White Song Battle, Komasan chose the Red team as the winner because Jibanyan was red and happy while Whisper was white and unhappy.
In the anime
In EP049, he and Komajiro dress as Santa and deliver presents for children. For the first time in the anime, Komasan gets angry with Komajiro. He tells him that, as a Santa, he should not have used a taxi to return to him. Komajiro cries, heartbroken at having disappointed his brother, but explains he took a taxi because if he walked, he would have been unable to give Komasan a Christmas present: a small green sling pouch. Komasan thanks his brother and they enjoy the rest of Christmas.
In EP071, he makes a cameo and eats a boyfriend's ice cream.
In EP073, Irewig makes him ticked off. However, unlike Happierre, he solves his ticked off problems by cleaning all the gum of the street. He also forces, Nate, Whisper, Jibanyan, and even Irewig to help him build birdhouses. In the end, Irewig gives Nate his medal and Komasan rejoices with his new bird friends.
In EP082, Minochi makes him, Komajiro, and several other Yo-kai jealous at Nate because he was not summoned when they wanted to be. In the end, none of the formerly jealous Yo-kai knew why they were all near Nate, so Komasan asks him. Nate simply says: "All this attention has me tired . . ."
In EP091, he and Komajiro host the Yo-kai Red & White Song Battle. He chooses the Red team as the winner because Jibanyan was happy while Whisper was not.
In EP095-EP097, EP099, and EP101-EP103, Komasan plays Komashiro in "Dog of the North Star," the Yo-kai parody of "Punch of the North Star." He accompanies Whisper and defeats enemies like Sproink, Roughraff, and Thornyan.
In EP103, Komashiro has his final boss battle against King Nya (Jibanyan). As they continuously punch each other rapidly, a tornado surrounds them. When it disappears, only one Yo-kai stood, but it was neither Komashiro nor King Nya, no, it was Jibakoma. This shocks Whisper and King Nya's horse, but a light from the seemingly endless smoke clouds shines on the fused Jibanyan and Komasan Yo-kai, and the series ultimately ends with Jibakoma saying: "For once in my life, I regret nothing."
In EP107, he sobs because he thinks Whisper really hates him and all other Yo-kai, much to the bewilderment of Nate and Whisper.
In EP119, he and Komajiro watch the Yo-1 Grand Prix in a hot-air balloon powered by Blazion's head and they root for Nate's team. When it came down to a close call scenario, Komasan's chooses Nate, Whisper, and Jibanyan as the winners because they beat Inaho and USApyon by 1 centimeter.
In EP120, he and Komajiro, as Sangokushi commanders, recruit Venoct. Venoct plans to slaughter a tiger, but Komasan interferes and proves that the ferocious animal is actually friendly. Komasan's new tiger friend playfully bites Venoct, thus delighting Komasan, embarrassing Komajiro, and annoying Venoct.
In EP130, he makes a Dream Land cameo and wins the ice cream prize.
In EP131, he meets Jerry, who gets his medal via tickling.
Komasan's younger brother, whom he loves very much, and strives to look cool and street-savvy toward. When Komajiro seems to take on the ways of the city much more quickly than he does, Komasan grows worried and possibly jealous. The pair live together in a small house and often go on small adventures with one another. Despite being younger, Komajiro is smarter than Komasan.
Ever since he first met Nate and Whisper, they have been friends.
It is unknown when Komasan first met Jibanyan. It is shown however that Komasan looks up to Jibanyan's power a bit wanting to fuse with him and become Jibakoma. In Yo-kai Sangokushi, he and Jibanyan go to the library and try and find the "Sangokushi" book, he very tolerates of Jibanyan.
Inaho said she prefers Komasan's and Komajiro's cuteness to USApyon's moodiness, much to USApyon's annoyance, to the point he activated Vader mode on her. Komasan says "what fun" in response.
The two of them don't know each other too well, but they get along fine. Unlike most characters, Komasan is not scared of Vader mode, instead he thinks it's fun.
Komasan writes and sends Koma Mom letters about how his life in the city is going. She appears in the second movie when Komasan and Komajiro go and visit her. Koma Mom tells Komasan and Komajiro that they have a new baby brother, Komasaburo.
Komasan briefly falls in love with a manga artist at a local coffee shop and is distraught by the fact that they can't be together due to coming from different worlds. He disguises himself as a human to befriend her and and aids her when she loses her manuscript on the sidewalk. Later, he finds her disconsolate in the shop, and she explains that her publisher rejected her Yo-kai comic since no one believes in Yo-Kai anymore.
As their hands briefly touch, Komasan realizes that he encountered the same girl when she was much younger; she had passed him by with her grandmother while holding a cone of soft serve ice cream, which caught his attention. The girl admits that the experience was what inspired her to draw Yo-Kai comics in the first place, but has now become discouraged by constant rejection. Bravely, Komasan reveals himself, inspiring the girl to draw her next comic based on him. Komasan purchases her comic, but is disappointed to find that she portrayed him as a towering, ferocious monster. Ultimately, Komasan admits that he doesn't regret talking to her despite the relationship not working out, and gained a liking for coffee (which he previously found disgusting).
Powers and Abilities
In the game and movie, Komasan's power (and soultimate) is the Spirit Dance. He also has quite a high spirit stat (for a rank D Yo-Kai).
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Buster stats (Yo-kai Watch 2)
How to befriend
Komasan is befriended automatically through the main story in chapter 7, after upgrading the Yo-kai Watch to Rank C.
Additionally, Komasan appears in the Infinite Inferno's 1st and 2nd circles.
A rare version of Komasan can be freed from the Crank-a-kai with a Select-a-Coin+
- Loafing: "I'm scared..."
- He is voiced by Melissa Hutchison.
- Despite being described as a countryside person, in the Portuguese dub he speaks with a Porto accent, despite Porto being one of the most urbanizated portuguese districts.
- While he is based primarily on a Komainu, Komasan's leaf transformation and love of food are traits often attributed to Tanukis.
Komasan is based on a komainu, a guardian statue halfway between lion and dog. Originating from Chinese guardian lions, they guard the entrance or inner building of Shintoist shrines. They usually come in male-female pairs, placed at each side of the entrance. Because of the Buddhist influences, the left one's mouth is always open while the right one's closed, pronouncing "a" and "um", which are the first and last letter of the Sanskrit alphabet: together they form the sacred syllable Aum. Incidentally, these letters are the original names of Komasan and Komajiro's Alpha and Omega skills.
"Komasan" is the "koma" half of komainu followed by the -san honorific.
In other languages
- Japanese: コマさん Komasan
- Spanish: Komasán
- French: Komasan
- German: Komasan
- Italian: Komasan
- Portuguese: Komasan
- Korean: 백멍이 Baengmeongi
- Chinese: 哥瑪先生 (HK) or 小石獅 (TW)
- Arabic: كوماسان