Back in the Edo Era, he and Akamaru posed as neighborhood kids and made mischief. Those who were being plagued by the Bakenekos erected a small miracle-working shrine and put their favorite food within it to lure them in and seal them.
4 elementary school boys came across the shrine, and 2 of them Hiroshi and Taichi argued over what animal ghost was inside of it and ended up busting it to check, which allowed the two Bakenekos to be freed and imprison the 4 boys in the shrine. Toramaru took the appearance of Hiroshi and would wreak havoc on his family, scratching their faces.
Hiroshi’s older brother Taro sought the help of Rinne, who realizes that Hiroshi has been impersonated, so Toramaru flees to join Akamaru who impersonated Taichi, and the 2 Bakanekos show their true forms when Rokumon tried to stop them in his giant form and easily dispatch him. Upon learning from Sakura that the 2 Bakenekos must return to the shrine to set the boys free, Rinne uses his broken scythe as a play toy to lure them back to the shrine.
- His name means "Tiger Circle".
- They get a longer role in the anime with a Cat-Eared Damashigami, and they pass on peacefully thanks to Tsubasa.