|This article is about a/an episode in Battle Fever J.|
Did You See Her!? The Kuchisake-Onna (見たか!? 口裂け女 Mita ka!? Kōretsuke Onna) is the twenty-ninth episode of Battle Fever J.
Maria tries to decipher the appearance of a Kuchisake-Onna that has appeared in town and it's connection to a female radio broadcaster.
A woman walks around Tokyo with a surgical mask on (as if she has a cold). She stops people and asks them if she’s beautiful. When they reply yes, she takes off her mask, and shows that her mouth has been split from ear to ear. She then asks “how about now?” and pursues her victims. When Yuki sees her, Tomoko asks for Battle Fever’s help. At first no one believes her, except Maria, who decides to investigate, just in time to save Tomoko from being attacked. Battle Fever suspects Egos of using the legend to cause a panic. Shiro tunes in to the radio program of a disk jockey, Kosaka Shizuka, who tells stories of the Torn-Mouth Lady. In this version, she is the daughter of a tofu maker, who didn’t like her mouth, and had an failed operation on it 21 times, before becoming an obake. When Maria and Kyosuke go to question her, her boyfriend reveals many sudden changes in her, such as only craving tofu and being icy cold. As they pursue her, Maria discovers the real Shizuka and saves her from the Torn-Mouth Lady.
- Masao Den (伝正夫 Den Masao): Kouki Tanioka (谷岡弘規 Tanioka Kōki)
- Kensaku Shiraishi (白石 謙作 Shiraishi Kensaku): Yukio Itou (伊藤幸雄 Itō Yukio)
- Kyousuke Shida (志田 京介 Shida Kyōsuke): Yuuhei Kurachi (倉知 雄平 Kurachi Yūhei)
- Shirou Akebono (曙四郎 Akebono Shirō): Kenji Ohba (大葉 健二 Ōba Kenji)
- Maria Nagisa (汀マリア Nagisa Maria): Naomi Hagi (萩奈穂美 Hagi Naomi)
- General Tetsuzan Kurama (倉間鉄山 Kurama Tetsuzan): Chiyonosuke Azuma (東千代之介 Azuma Chiyonosuke)
- Keiko Nakahara (中原ケイコ Nakahara Keiko): Noriko Hidaka (日高 のり子 Hidaka Noriko)
- Tomoko Ueno (上野トモコ Ueno Tomoko): Keiko Kanno (菅野啓子 Kanno Keiko)
- Commander Hedder (ヘッダー指揮官 Heddā Shikikan): Masashi Ishibashi (石橋雅史 Ishibashi Masashi)
- Salomé (サロメ Sarome): Maki Ueda (マキ上田)
- Satan Egos (サタンエゴス Satan Egosu, Voice): Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚 昭三 Iizuka Shōzō)
- Mouthcut Monster (口裂け怪人 Kuchisake Kaijin, Voice): Sumie Sakai (坂井 寿美江 Sakai Sumie)
- Taxi Driver: Futoshi Kikuchi (菊地太 Kikuchi Futoshi)
- Shizuka Kousaka (香坂静香 Kōsaka Shizuka): Ayako Nakata (中田彩子 Nakata Ayako)
- Yoshio Akita (秋田良夫 Akita Yoshio): Retsu Mori (森烈 Mori Retsu)
- Yuki Ueno (上野ユキ Ueno Yuki): Michiyo Sato (佐藤三千代 Satō Michiyo)
- Yuki's friend: Hiromi Yanase (柳瀬弘美 Yanase Hiromi), Satoko Kuwano (桑野聡子 Kuwano Satoko), Satomi Ebihara (海老原里美 Ebihara Satomi), Dan Usuda (臼田檀 Usuda Dan)
- Student: Noriko Honjo (本庄典子 Honjō Noriko), Michiyo Takahashi (高橋美千夜 Takahashi Michiyo), Michiko Noguchi (野口美智子 Noguchi Michiko)
- Battle Japan: Kazuo Niibori
- Battle Cossack: Hirofumi Koga
- Battle France: Haruhiko Hashimoto
- Battle Kenya: Tsutomu Kitagawa
- Miss America: Eiko Onodera
- This story is based on an infamous Japanese legend of a concubine of a samurai, who was so vain (and probably cheating on him), that he sliced her mouth from ear to ear and said “who would think you're beautiful now?” She then appears in modern times, exactly as in the episode, as a Japanese ghost called a Kuchisake-Onna. The obake will attack and kill anyone who says she’s beautiful.
- The episode was possibly connected to a sudden fear of the Kuchisake-Onna that erupted in 1979 after a supposed sighting of the youkai in Nagasaki in January of that year.
Battle Fever J Volume 3 features episodes 23-33.