The Koropokkuru(コロポックル Koropokkuru known as Minutians in the English anime) are race of tiny spirits.


According to Ainu folklore they are race of tiny nature spirits that live under butterbur leaves. Everybody falls in love with the Koropokkuru when they see them and hear their voice saying "Kuru".[1] They are commonly seen carrying around butterbur leaves.

The Koropokkuru are in danger of being wiped out because there are almost no more fuki fields left for them to inhabit. Usui Horokeu aims to become the Shaman King in order create fuki fields for them to inhabit.

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit


  • Koropokkuru means "little people under butterbur leaves" in Ainu language.


  1. Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Volume 4 Extras

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