•About this Urban Legend•
Akamanto – 赤マント – The "red cloak"
A malicious masked spirit who is said to strike if you use the 4th washroom stall - When it attacks, it typically offers you your preference of "Red, [X] or Blue? [X]"
Blue = strangulation, ie you turn "blue."
Red = laceration, your blood will drip like a "red cloak."
[x] = whatever item he offers you changes the way he might attack you. – a few classics takes include Toilet Paper, Hands, Tongues, and clothing items such as Cloaks, Hats, Scarves, Bows, Jackets, & Vests. - This Urban Legend has spanned generations since approximately the 1930's so new clothing/items are added with each: offering a 'Scarf' means he'll slit your throat, Hats result in a blow to the head - "Can i offer you a Red Hanten?" Is yet another classic variation that leaves you with your sides sliced. – Cloaks in particular result in your back skin being flayed so it flies like a red cloak. - The tongue/hand variations seems to be related to yet another older toilet yokai called "Kainade" - a yokai that hides in squat toilets and will lick/touch your bottom with a ghostly hand.
Asking for different colours than whats offered can also result in a uniquely horrific deaths: The most famous being yellow where he will give you a fatal swirly, drowning you in the toilet water you just used. - Being cheeky and asking for something nonsensical like "rainbow" apparently results in hanako-san being summoned to pull you down instead. In a few cases purple (a mixture of the two main choices) is the correct answer to get away. otherwise, saying: "I don't need any." is usually the best response as you'll be given enough time to escape... (Albeit, without wiping...) this might also be related to the purple granny/purple mirror urban legends
With each new generation, new rumours spring up and more gets added to the story, as such the stories and his appearance change quite a bit, as legends are spread largely by word of mouth its difficult to tack anything concrete but: however The earliest stories of akamanto are said to date back to 1930s: where it seems to have been related to wild rumours spreading from the true crime story of "ao getto" murder, or blue blanket murder of 1906.
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