Not a member? Register now!
Announcements
Celebrate MH's birthday and the RETURN OF MANGA!! Start downloading, translating and scanlating manga HERE - legally!
Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter! Celebrate another year of MH and check out our yearbook.
Manga News: Check out this week's new manga: (4/7/14 - 4/13/14).
Site News: Check out our new sections: Nisekoi and Kingdom
Events: Nominate and vote for the winners in the Seinen Awards!
Translations: Gintama 489 by kewl0210 , One Piece 744 by cnet128 , Naruto 672 by aegon-rokudo , Bleach 576 (2)
New Reply
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Inspiration behind Kurama/ The Kyubii.

  1. #1
    Registered User 英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member KungPaoChicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    King Kai's Planet
    Country
    Water Tribe
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    605
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cool Inspiration behind Kurama/ The Kyubii.

    I remember the character Kurama of Yu Yu Hakusho and I was reading his bio on wiki. It turns out he is also some type of demon fox. What do you guys think was the inspiration behind the Kurama The Kyubii?



    Then Kurama From Yu Yu Hakusho in his demon state



    Just thought it was a really cool comparison between the two.

  2. #2
    Registered User 中級員 / Chuukyuuin / Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Country
    France
    Age
    26
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    109
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inspiration behind Kurama/ The Kyubii.

    the nine-tailed fox is a fox spirit from asian mythology. i think at least in the japanese version it is known to be a thief/prankster or whatever.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitsune

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine-tailed_fox
    Last edited by TrieuDL; August 15, 2013 at 05:27 AM.

  3. Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked this post
  4. #3
    Registered User 英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member LnDRash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Eorzea
    Country
    Germany
    Age
    29
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    2,374
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Inspiration behind Kurama/ The Kyubii.

    As far as I know Kishimoto indeed named his Kurama after that character from Yu Yu Hakusho. It was meant as a tribute. However, Kyuubi itself was not inspired by that character, and is indeed a mythical creature from asian folklore.

    Its actually a popular figure that finds adaptions in quite a few stories originating from asia.

    Click here for what I consider the definition of "simply brilliant"

    Quote Originally Posted by syx View Post
    He was once a very charismatic, kind, special and inspiring person. LnDRash was a premium brand, now this brand is called LnDTRash!

  5. Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked this post
New Reply

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts