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Sleepy the Bear
Newly Dubbed Sleepy
Race Bear
Location Hana Valley
Agata Forest
Appearances Ōkami
Your "foul beast" looks like an ordinary sleepy bear to me, pops.


Sleepy (「眠い」?; Nemui) is a large bear who appears in Ōkami. It has little effect on the story, but is well known for its habit of sleeping on top of round objects.


Sleepy is best known, quite obviously, for sleeping. It is evidently a strong sleeper, as an attack from Susano (even when aided by Amaterasu's Power Slash) fails to rouse it. Even when it is occasionally jarred from its rest, it quickly falls back into slumber. It is also known for its habit of balancing on round or semi-round objects, and even has a minigame relating to its balancing.


Sleepy is a large rotund bear which stands on its hind legs. Its fur is brown with light patches, and it wears a large leaf on its head. It sways about while balancing in its sleep, and it has a large bubble of mucus which it blows in and out from its nose.


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  • According to the Ōkami Official Complete Works, Sleepy is based on Totoro. This is evident in his girth and the forest setting he appears in.
  • Sleepy is the only bear classification in the game which are highly anthropomorphic, but cannot be fed.
  • From Sleepy's habit of standing on spheres, sleeping, Issun deducted that the bear has a love for spheres[1].
  • In the Ōkami Official Complete Works, one of Sleepy's concept arts depicts him standing on what seems like a pink berry, which was not included in the final game.


  1. "Man, he sure love spheres."—Issun (Ōkami)

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