- Kyonpi (キョンピー)
- Voiced by: Isamu Tanonaka
- First Appearance: Manga Chapter 45, Anime Episode 1
- Works as a ramen cart operator in the anime; as a reporter in the manga. Apparently based on the Jiangshi.
At the time Kyonpi debuted, there was a Jiang Shi movie craze throughout East Asia, specifically Hong Kong's Mr. Vampire movie series and Taiwan's Hello Dracula, the latter of which was so popular that the Japanese bankrolled a television series based on it.