Datsue-Ba in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.

Datsue-Ba (ダツエバ, Datsueba)? is a demon in the series.


A Japanese demoness who looks like a hag. She robs the clothes of the dead before they cross the Sanzu River to Yomi, the netherland. The sin of the deaths is determined by the weight of their clothes, much like the role of Anubis in Egyptian myth.



Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

"A demoness in Japanese mythology. She rips the clothes off those crossing the river Sanzu who don't have the money to pay the boat fare. She then hangs them on the tree Enryou-ju to weigh their sin."
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Demonic Compendium

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

"A monster appearing in Japanese legends. She appears as an old woman with a piercing gaze that makes even the innocent tremble.
In Japanese folklore, when people die, they must cross the Sanzu River to reach the afterlife. Datsue-Ba sits on the edge of this river and tears off the clothes of the dead as they arrive. She then hangs them on a tree to measure the weight of their sins. How far the tree bends determines where they are allowed to cross the river.
She is sometimes described as the wife of Yama, king of the dead.
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE Compendium

Datsue-Ba can be contracted during the day in Ueno and in most cars of the Old Tokyo Metro instance. She appears alongside Kikuri-Hime when she acts as a boss in Old Ichigaya Camp's bronze-level instance.


Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 4
Magic 8
Vitality 5
Agility 4
Luck 6
Femme 7 72
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
None None Mind/Nerve None Electricity
Obtainable Normal recruit or fusion
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Needle Rush 10% HP Medium physical damage to one foe. Innate
Shibaboo 5 MP 65% bind to one foe. Nerve-type. Innate
Haggle Interrupt Requests target to lower bribe cost. 8
Bufu 3 MP Small ice damage and 20% freeze to one foe. 9
Patra 5 MP Removes bind, sleep or panic from one ally. 10
Dormina 9 MP 30% sleep to one foe. Mind-type. 11


Datsue-Ba as she appears in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.
Datsue-Ba as she appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE.

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