Hey guys, I made this Oni aka Demon for the contest of 47 Ronin about beast design. I hope you'll like it! Here is where you can vote. Click on "vote on facebook" you can also " vote on twitter" as second vote:
Although demon is an okay translation for an Oni, their role in mythology is quite diffrent. For instance the Oni has their position in the cosmology because they are created to punish evildoers and guard hell. The devils/demons of Christianity/western world were angels first and fell, then they got the worst job in the universe in maintaing hell. They are also tempters of mortals working to undermine creation and bring about the apocalypse. Oni are just doing their job and are not interested in destroying their world, sure they are evil but they are still a part of the whole.