Sazae Oni


These monsters have a very cool design, but it has a sort of NSFW story to it which will be discussed later. Let’s start with what it is for now. Basically it’s a turban snail demon. When these shellfish reach the age of thirty, it gains a monstrous form, as well as various shape-shifting abilities. 

It’s specific behavior is a bit of a mystery, at least to me. Some writings only indicate its desire to ride the waves under the light of the moon. Another describes it as predatory with a penchant for mischief. It prowls the coasts at night looking for prey, it’s known to break in to seaside homes and eat the residents. But perhaps a folktale involving er… let’s just say frustrated pirates made the Sazae Oni gain notoriety. I’ll tell the story informally so I suggest visiting my sources later on. I’ll also apologize in advance if my version is disrespectful in some way:

Where do I begin? Let’s see, on a moonlit night, a band of pirates took shelter on an isolated coast to celebrate a bountiful raid. In the middle of their revelry, they spot a drowning woman. They rescue her, not out of kindness but for eh.. you knoooowwwww WHAT. They have gold, sake, and now a smoking hot babe. So, they demand a dirdydeedly-favor exchange for saving her life. Surprisingly, the woman agreed. The pirates got drunk and have a gyuuuuud time. Until the woman reverted to her true form, a large, nauseating, shell monster. In their drunken state none of them noticed that they’re missing their testicles. In shame, they begged the creature to give back their gonads. The Sazae Oni, simply said, “It’s gold for gold,” the pirates surrendered to the beast’s demands. They gave it all their gold and they got their Golden Balls back. (Get it, testicles in Japanese would translate to golden balls.) The shell-beast vanished in to the ocean, probably laughing all the way. 

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Feb 5, 2019
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