Kugaha is a major antagonist in the anime/manga series Noragami, serving as the main antagonist for the first half of season 2 and a minor antagonist in the second half, as well as a recurring villain in later chapters of the manga. He was Bishamonten's doctor who looked after her other Regalias, while secretly plotting to have her killed and reincarnated, in order to usurp Kazuma as her new exemplar. His reason for his actions is because he was convinced the current Bishamon was being weakened by having so many 'useless' Regalias.

He is voiced by Takanori Hoshino in the Japanese version of the anime and Phil Parsons in the English version, the latter of whom also voices Kenny Ackerman.


Kugaha appears to be in his early twenties, he has dark skin and dark gray hair. He is normally seen wearing blue pants, a gray poncho, a few bracelets made of thread on his right arm, and has an anklet of similar make on his left ankle. He also wears a blue headband, and a decorative thread hangs off one side.


Although shown to be a caring and helpful Shinki at first, searching for herbs to heal his ill master, Kugaha quickly showed his cunning and manipulative personality when he tricked Kazuma into revealing his assistance of Yato and forcing Bishamonten to exile him. Later on, he was shown plotting to kill the current Bishamonten using Yato, who he already tricked into believing that Bishamonten has kidnapped Hiyori, and planning to control the newly-incarnated Bishamonten and moulding her into "the god of war that she should be".

Kugaha is also shown to be a hypocrite, due to his belief that Bishamon was weakened by having so many Regalias not fit for combat, yet at the same time believed himself to be worthy of her exemplar despite the fact he was a scale in his weapon form. Yato compared him to a spoiled child trying to kill his parents and that the reason for his actions basically moulded down to "Pay more attention to me, Mommy." However, In Bishamon's eyes, he was simply doing what he believed to be the right thing to do and that he acted righteously. However, this did not stop her from revoking his name and banishing him, during which he claimed to care more for her than anyone else did, showing truly how hypocritical he is.

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