Komainu (コマイヌ Komainu) is a Child form Spectrobe of the Corona property, and in Spectrobes: Origins a Spectrobe of the Fire Property. It's Adult Form is Komanoto, and its Evolved Form is Komadoros. A Komainu can be awakened from a Komapod.
Komainu is solely based off of ancient Japanese guardian lion-dogs called Komainu. This can clearly be seen in the thick lips and large eyebrows. Komainu ears are curly, soft, and very large in comparison to the head. There are three stripes that start at the top of the head. The two opposing stripes go to base of the skull while the middle stripe stretches to the rear. Additional patterns are located on the lower back, rump and haunches.
In Spectrobes Origins several novelty versions of Komainu are available. Plushie Komainu, a Komainu with a skull shirt (also known as Pirate Komainu), and a Komainu in a different shirt (Jumpsuit Komainu) can all be unlocked via the card input constellation system. These Komainu become normal Komanoto when evolved. Additionally, a silver Komainu is unlocked after Krux has been defeated and and the game has been saved, and a Gold Komainu can be obtained by completing the lab system Database. Unlike the others, these Komainu retain their Gold/Silver appearance when evolved.
In the webisodes, Komainu is the first Spectrobe that's unearthed in the series. The Komainu is one of the main characters of the webisode series, appearing in every webisode. At the beginning of episode 1, a Komainu is seen hurtling through space before landing on a barren planet and sleeping inside the earth.
Later, in episode 5, Rallen excavates the Komainu, and in episode 6 it is awakened. For the rest of the series this Komainu tags along with Rallen and Jeena.
In episode 8, it is revealed that while they were traveling Rallen had excavated a second Komainu; after using the Card Input machine Rallen sees that the Komainu, at that point in the incubator, is ready to evolve; Rallen cracks open the encasing surrounding it, and the Komainu evolves into a Komanoto. This Komanoto is later seen battling alongside Rallen in episodes 9 and 10.