Nikuyaki is a stout-built neck-less humanoid Yo-kai with a black unitard with red flames from the waist down and a crossbones-like design on his back that lead to black tiny shoes. He has beady eyes with yellowish sclera, a spherical nose, dull teal hair, a thin mustache, and short horns jutting from his skull, with some chest hair.
Nikuyaki also has two giant skewers with giant slabs of grilled meat skewered onto them.
Abilities and Powers
Anyone inspirited by this Yo-kai will love meat to an almost zealous degree, and become bombastic about it and BBQ.
After a long day of exploring his new town, making new friends at school and fighting new Yo-kai, Nate comes home to a BBQ dinner and its revealed that his dad is inspirited again, this time by Nikuyaki. Instead of fighting him, Whisper instead suggests to let the Inspiriting effects last so they can all enjoy some American-styled shish-kabob BBQ.
"Nikuyaki" is a kanji placement swap of yakiniku (Japanese: 焼肉,yakiniku), a Japanese catch-all term for grilled meat dishes, with the "ki" kana turning into a homophone for "oni".