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Manjimutt (Japanese: じんめん犬 Jinmenken) is a Rank E, Fire-attribute Yo-kai of the Eerie tribe and the Mononoke tribe in Yo-kai Watch 4.

In Yo-kai Watch, Manjimutt evolves into Multimutt when fused with another Manjimutt. As of Yo-kai Watch 2, can evolves into Multimutt starting at Level 22.

Appearances

Video games

Anime series

Biology

Appearance

Manjimutt is a dog with a human face. He has chocolate brown fur, tan skin, a green ghost-like swirl atop his head and another as a tail, and small poodle paws with pink paw pads. He wears thick, black rimmed glasses. He has a dull red stripe on his face and his left eye is partially shut.

In his Onechanside Form, his fur turns yellow and his ears turn into locks. He also has a tiny black spot on his head and gains a moustache and lipstick.

Personality

Manjimutt is shown to lament his afterlife, due to the fact that he is still treated as a normal human and not as a normal dog like he expected. Initially, he has a fair grade of low self-esteem, even after being fired from his work when he was alive and resorts to spending his life as a Yo-kai in the street bar which he considers his new home.

Though a hard-worker, Manjimutt is an extremely incompetent planner. His attempts at breaking into photography and pottery both failed because he attempted to hijack those jobs from other people; sneaking into a photography studio and pottery shop, seemingly intent on jump-starting his career only to be reminded by police that he's breaking and entering. He's also a pervert, with his lust for women being his primary drive and the reason for his hasty decision making.

Manjimutt's ineptitude is even further cemented by the fact that he completely forgot about his current status as a Yo-kai. He's even unable to perform the basic Yo-kai ability of being invisible to humans, and multiple times he fears being killed by an incident, despite forgetting that he's already dead.

Beyond his incompetence, Manjimutt frequently finds himself at the mercy of his canine instincts; being unable to stop himself from digging holes in gardens, urinating on telephone poles, howling at the moon, and stealing food from plates.

During his time in prison, Manjimutt's sanity begins to degrade as he begins to suffer from delusions; namely that a teddy bear he got for Christmas can walk and talk, and that a group of abusive inmates are his good friends.

Due to the circumstances of Manjimutt's death, he can be seen by people without the need of a Yo-kai Watch. As such he can pass as a normal human, albeit a weird looking one.

Manjimutt can avoid some Yo-kai's powers, but this usually makes him the butt of some jokes. For example, Wazzat tried to steal Manjimutt's memories when Manjimutt was summoned on accident instead of Jibanyan, and it didn't work because Manjimutt's memories were awful. Another example is how Shmoopie can't make Manjimutt smile cutely because he's widely considered to be ugly. A third example was in EP046 where Supoor Hero tried to inspirit Manjimutt but failed because Manjimutt was already, in Supoor Hero's own terms "at the maximum level of patheticness"; however, Manjimutt took this as an offence.

In the Yo-kai Watch manga, Manjimutt is capable of transforming others into human-faced dogs like himself by biting them. Those who have been transformed into human-faced dogs possess this ability as well. Whether he has this ability in the anime as well is unknown, though it is mentioned by Whisper in EP003.

Profile

Yo-kai Watch

Manjimutt appears in the Secret Byway and in trash heaps in the Tucked Away Lot (Blossom Heights). He also appears in the 1st and 2nd Circles of Infinite Inferno.

Lastly he can be freed from the Crank-a-kai with a Purple Coin.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Manjimutt can be selected as one of three Yo-kai at the beginning of the game with a Select-A-Coin.

Manjimutt can also be found at Wayfarer Manor.

Game data

Main series games data

Jinmenken YW1-048
Stats Calculation
HP
 
180
STR
 
91
SPR
 
73
DEF
 
59
SPD
 
94
This shows Manjimutt's stat on level: 99.


Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Chomp 45-99 Single enemy
No description.
Technique Fire (1)
Blaze (2)
20-90 (1)
50-110 (2)
Fire Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Confusion (Japanese: 混乱させる Konran sa seru) Single enemy
Startles foe into attacking their own allies.
Soultimate Move Creepy Superbite (Japanese: おっさんかみマックス Ossan Kami Makkusu (Ossan Kami Max)) 18x5 All enemies
Bites all of his enemies in a frenzy. Pretty creepy, actually...
Skill Mutt's Paradise (Japanese: しめったおはだ Shimetta o wada)
Stat boost for adjacent Yo-kai with same skill.

Attribute Tolerance

Fire icon Ice icon Earth icon Lightning icon Water icon Wind icon
Tolerance of attribute attack
Strong × ⇒ △ ⇒ - ⇒ ○ ⇒ ◎ weak

Held items

Locations

Spin-off games

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Other games

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Manjimutt Wib Wob
Stats Calculation
HP
 
1
Attack
 
1
Soultimate Move
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Other Effects
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Soultimate Levels
LV01 00
LV02 00
LV03 00
LV04 00
LV05 00
LV06 00
LV07 00
Skill Levels
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LV01 Effect: 00
LV02 Effect: 00
LV03 Effect: 00
LV04 Effect: 00
LV05 Effect: 00


Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukupedia

Evolution

Fire Attribute
Manjimutt
WibWobEerieIcon
Manjimutt
Level 22
Fire Attribute
Multimutt2
WibWobEerieIcon
Multimutt

Fusion

Yo-kai Watch

Fire Attribute
Manjimutt
WibWobEerieIcon
Manjimutt
+
Fire Attribute
Manjimutt
WibWobEerieIcon
Manjimutt

=
Fire Attribute
Multimutt2
WibWobEerieIcon
Multimutt

In the anime

Main article: Manjimutt (anime)

Etymology

  • "Jinmenken" translates as "human-faced dog".
  • "Manjimutt" is a portmanteau of man and mutt. It is also a play on the words mangy mutt.
  • In Spanish, "Cantonio" is a combination of caniche (poodle) and the spanish name Antonio (Anthony).
  • In Arabic, "نباح" is translated roughly to barking (the sound dogs make).
  • In Portuguese (Brazil), "Sarnento" translates as mangy.
  • In Korean, "인면견" is translates as "human-faced dog", just like his Japanese name.
  • In German, "Möter" is a combination of "Mann" (man) and a derogatory word for a dog "Köter".*
  • In French, "Corniot" means an alloy of two breeds of dogs but misspelled (the correct spelling is "corniaud")

Origin

Manjimutt is based on the urban legend of the jinmenken (人面犬, "human-faced dog"), which is said to appear at night skulking around city streets or speeding along highways. Despite its unsettling appearance, it is not a dangerous creature as much as simply brooding and miserable, and will bark "Leave me alone!" when approached. Some speculate it is either an escaped test subject, or a reincarnated accident victim. Others even theorize witnesses mistook a Japanese macaque for a dog-like creature.

Trivia

  • He is voiced by Paul Greenberg in the English dub.
  • Although in the anime he can be seen by people without a Yo-kai Watch, he must be scanned by the watch light in order to be seen in the first game.
  • In the orginal Japanese version, Manjimutt has a recurring catchphrase which is "Chikusho!" (チクショー!) which would essentially equate to "Goddammit!". It initially wasn't included in the English version, but it would later be as "Doggone it!" for later English-dubbed Yo-kai Watch anime episodes and games.
  • Manjimutt is commonly referred to by humans in the dub as an "HFD", standing for "human faced dog".
    • Despite this, he is mostly treated as a human by the police.
  • It's unknown if he used his Soultimate in M01.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese じんめん犬 Jinmenken
Flag of France French Corniot
Flag of Spain Spanish Cantonio
Flag of Germany German Möter
Flag of Italy Italian Canom
Flag of Russia Russian Шелупудель Shelupudel'
More Languages
Flag of the United Arab Emirates Arabic نباح Nabah
Flag of Hong Kong Chinese (Cantonese)* 人面犬
Flag of Portugal Portuguese (European) Sarnento
  • Thai:

See also

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