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Naruto and the Fox
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People seem to be confused about the way people refer to the "fox demon" and what it really is. The fox in Naruto is a bastardization of a mythological creature springing from the Shinto religion and general Japanese folk lore. The Kyuubi no Kitsune or fox of nine is a fox spirit which has lived for many thousand years and has gained the tails as a badge of wisdom and experience. Myths tend to have a 5 tailed foxes as well. Traditionally kyuubi are gold, white or silver and not red. They also tend not to be evil but rather mischievous. Fox stories are generally either light hearted or very sad. Foxes will, this is the most often action of theirs, transform into humans and try to cause real human problems. More often than not the results are funny, but sometimes the myths are love stories gone wrong where the wife or lover (always the woman) is discovered to be a fox who has fallen in love with a human man and is either driven off or killed. Kyuubi are less likely to be caught as they are better at hiding their tails (the tail is a dead give away for a fox in human skin). So the moral of the story is that everyone should stop watching anime for 2 days and go read an anthropology book. You may learn something.
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raise your hand if this has interested you (not being rude i jus wana see who found this to be interesting
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its kinda interesting but they explaind that in sub notes if you pay atteation. True it was not in that great detail but they still explained the myth part.
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I would give you half of my cr points if i could for the use of the word, bastardization

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i swear what the heck is wrong with people and naruto,
its not that good so stop making such stupid threads about it
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MJ is right. The author took a myth and made it in his own version so it wouldnt be so much about the myth but instead about the series.
So yeah pointless and reading a book aint got nothing to do with it
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This thread was made 19 hours ago. If you honestly think its a spam thread just leave it alone to die because this thread actually offers some Naruto trivia. Here's some more. A lot of ideas were based on the "Legend of the Gallant Jiraiya." The three Sannin were also actual characters and all learned a special magic which was the ability to summon slugs, toads, and snakes.
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While this thread points out a specific case of myth distortion. I think garbonzo brings up a good point. Don't take things that happen in TV, movies, or anime as absolute truth. There's often more of a story ^^.

Unfortunately many of you are right though. Not many people will care about the historical background behind a storyline, but there are a few who will! So I like this post. Though it should probably put in the general Naruto thread not a whole new seperate thread, unless it was about historical background/triva on all animes :).
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Naruto Kyuubi's good but haha SPOILER>>got owned by sasuke. really hard in the second series
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garbonzo_bean55 wrote:

People seem to be confused about the way people refer to the "fox demon" and what it really is. The fox in Naruto is a bastardization of a mythological creature springing from the Shinto religion and general Japanese folk lore. The Kyuubi no Kitsune or fox of nine is a fox spirit which has lived for many thousand years and has gained the tails as a badge of wisdom and experience. Myths tend to have a 5 tailed foxes as well. Traditionally kyuubi are gold, white or silver and not red. They also tend not to be evil but rather mischievous. Fox stories are generally either light hearted or very sad. Foxes will, this is the most often action of theirs, transform into humans and try to cause real human problems. More often than not the results are funny, but sometimes the myths are love stories gone wrong where the wife or lover (always the woman) is discovered to be a fox who has fallen in love with a human man and is either driven off or killed. Kyuubi are less likely to be caught as they are better at hiding their tails (the tail is a dead give away for a fox in human skin). So the moral of the story is that everyone should stop watching anime for 2 days and go read an anthropology book. You may learn something.


Yes, im not being rude, and i apoligize if some1 has already said this but, .....who cares? It's....Anime....No... one...cares about it being wrong, or even that the writer got it wrong..! it's been a good anime for a long time, yes its interesting that u can point out something so pointless for that ill give u a cookie!!

Just my opinion >.> if i insulted u with this garbonzo, i apologize
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Posted 10/31/06
How about making an anime trivia or Naruto Trivia and putting it there. I dont accept things I see as absolute truth since it is anime afterall. And if you see more of a story put it in that thread.
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Posted 10/31/06
naruto is cool dont listen to anyone man just keep on posting anything interesting you find or PM me if you find something new or interesting
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heheh I can't believe these two. . .You guys obviously know each other right logain and quater? heheh. .. by the way the thread will die soon. .. it's interesting background info though. . .I know of it. . .actually tons of it. . .too much folklore in my family.
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Hmmmm..historical tales and myths..gotta love them...but to refer them to the anime..out in the US.....where we dont even take the news seriously, just to get a general idea. I mean...we dont trust anything we watch and read. Just storylines and whatnot is all we get out of it. But yeah..thanks for the 411. Should post up a link or something that has the full story. And rename the thread to something else? share myths or something. idk.
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Posted 10/31/06
yeah. . .that is a better thread. . .why don't you post that Asndrgn? It'll be great. . .i wonder what myths you know? or what everyone knows. . .
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