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Translations: Gintama 506 (2)
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It's part of the legend of the 9-tailed beasts. The 8-tail is an 8 Tailed snake. I don't really feel like looking for the page that explains it but I think you should know that the Kusanagi Sword is the weapon used by the 8-Tail (GASP!)
Orochimaru seems mostly to be based upon the Hachibi legend. But then, Kisame also seemed to be based upon the Sanbi, Isonade, but we found out later that the real Sanbi was a turtle-creature. So Orochimaru might not have any connection at all in the end.
As for why he left Akatsuki- it just didn't agree with his ambitions, and Itachi was a huge block in his way that he couldn't overcome (guess it may have been a little jutsu-envy too).
the 8-tailed yamata no orochi is said to be the second strongest among the bijuu. Only kyubi is stronger because kyubi has unlimited power, while yamata no orochi, even if incredibly powerful, HAS a limit
And he uses the kusanagi sword(actually it was the sword who makes him that powerful, he was weak before...)
but, i don't know...if he really is yamata no orochi, i think he would be MUCH stronger than how he is...almost as strong as the kyubi...so maybe itachi can suppress yamata's chakra, but the others?
but he uses the kusanagi sword...
mm, we'll probably see, i don't think kishimoto will let akatsuki take the 8-tails without showing us, the 8 tailed is the most important of the 9 beast in the japanese myth...
hi guys sorry to bug everyone with another q but what chapter was sai 1st introduced ! ?
thx in Advance !
Chapter 281 Volume 32.
thx GK Sr (or was it Jr ? )but thx all the same
No problem. I'm GKjr, GKsr is Gold Knight. ~ Glasskatana
it's not an episode or manga question, my question is, WHERE IN THIS FORUM IS THE DATABOOK THREAD? I was there a while ago, now I searched it again but it's like NOWHERE.Or it could be that I just overlook it
so please help me sry for asking such a stupid question, I'm baka...
from what i understand this "legend" doesnt exist outside the internet. I'm pretty sure its just really well done fanfiction.Originally Posted by PredatorNar
the Isonade in the "legend" has three tails but in actual japanese folklore it only has one tail (http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Isonade). another example of its invalidity is the Houkou (or Hoko), the so-called five tailed beast, which actually has no tails (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penghou).
Theres no real proof that kisame and orochimaru have tailed beasts, it's just implied by characteristics of both. orochimaru probably left because his ambition was greater than akatsuki
I'm surprised nobody answered this already (I was not around for a week). We have a Databook Translations section inside Translator Central. Whatever Naruto databook thread you're looking for should be in there.
At the end of part I the AL said that orochi left 7 years ago, but at that time Itachi was only 10 or 11 years old and probably had not joined akatsuki yet. So why would orochi be scared of him while he didnt even had the MS
The answer to that thread is in the post of Hemostrat ^^ No more to say. Probably Oro feel very angry for that someone stronger joined organization, that's all.
Because Itachi is stronger than him, and because his ambition is far greater than akatsuki.
I agree with you (who wrote those statements)
Yeah pretty much stating the same point -- although I think Orochimaru was looking for "containers" even then for his work, and the ultimate one, Itachi, turned out to be too strong for him.
Just a theory I thought up as I typed it XD