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14th Sep '16 4:36:11 PM zarpaulus
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* In book 3 of ''Literature/SpiritHunters'' Sura and Chiri run into a kappa with the foresight to tie a leather cap to the top of his head.
10th Sep '16 9:49:06 AM IamTheCaligula
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' kappa are a bit different, basically being an entire civilization of aquatic {{mad scientist}}s. They do have the ability to control water, but generally aren't terribly adept at magic, and the only named kappa character is known more for her missiles and cloaking device. As per usual for the series, they're depicted as {{Cute Monster Girl}}s whose only turtle-y characteristic are overstuffed green backpacks evocative of shells. How friendly they are to humans depends on which canon sources you focus on.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' kappa are a bit different, basically being an entire civilization of aquatic {{mad scientist}}s. They do have the ability to control water, but generally aren't terribly adept at magic, and the only named kappa character is known more for her missiles and cloaking device. As per usual for the series, they're depicted as {{Cute Monster Girl}}s whose only turtle-y characteristic characteristics are overstuffed green backpacks evocative of shells.shells and brimmed caps evocative of beaks and domed heads. How friendly they are to humans depends on which canon sources you focus on.
28th Jul '16 9:29:08 AM Willbyr
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* Karasuma from ''SchoolRumble'' once dressed up as a kappa. It's also a pun, since "kappa" is slang for "rain coat" (which is the ''exact'' function of said costume, complete with leaf-shaped umbrella). He even once lent said costume to Tenma once when she was stranded in a bus stop due to heavy rain.

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* Karasuma from ''SchoolRumble'' ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' once dressed up as a kappa. It's also a pun, since "kappa" is slang for "rain coat" (which is the ''exact'' function of said costume, complete with leaf-shaped umbrella). He even once lent said costume to Tenma once when she was stranded in a bus stop due to heavy rain.



* Kappa occasionally appear in anime as a MonsterOfTheWeek. Examples can be found in ''Manga/BlueSeed'' and ''TokyoMewMew''.

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* Kappa occasionally appear in anime as a MonsterOfTheWeek. Examples can be found in ''Manga/BlueSeed'' and ''TokyoMewMew''.''Manga/TokyoMewMew''.



* In ''Kappa No Kaikata'' the protagonist tries to raise a pet kappa.
20th Mar '16 12:00:41 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* One is found in ''NurarihyonNoMago''. As part of the main characters, it displays the power to create links between water bodies transporting between lakes.

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* One is found in ''NurarihyonNoMago''.''Manga/NurarihyonNoMago''. As part of the main characters, it displays the power to create links between water bodies transporting between lakes.
11th Mar '16 8:43:02 AM erforce
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* The Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles are mistaken for these in the third movie, where they are transported to Feudal Japan by means of a magical scepter. Which makes sense since, as is mentioned above, the most basic description of the common kappa is fundamentally a humanoid turtle.pr

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* The Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles are mistaken for these in the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIII third movie, live-action movie]], where they are transported to Feudal Japan by means of a magical scepter. Which makes sense since, as is mentioned above, the most basic description of the common kappa is fundamentally a humanoid turtle.pr



* "Literature/TheForsakenChildren" has kappas as eastern water elementals. Other than that, they are identical to the original myth, including the obsession with human butts.

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* "Literature/TheForsakenChildren" ''Literature/TheForsakenChildren'' has kappas as eastern water elementals. Other than that, they are identical to the original myth, including the obsession with human butts.
1st Mar '16 8:22:02 PM Gairyuki
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There are many different regional names for the kappa, and appearance varies considerably between regions as well. One particularly unusual kind of kappa is the hyosube, which is covered in hair. The third disciple of Tripitaka, Sa Gojyo, in ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' is often represented as a kappa, though the actual tales depict him more as a river-dwelling oni.

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There are many different regional names for the kappa, and appearance varies considerably between regions as well. One particularly unusual kind of kappa is the hyosube, which is covered in hair. The third disciple of Tripitaka, Sa Sha Gojyo, in ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' is often represented as a kappa, though the actual tales depict him more as a river-dwelling oni.
oni. Despite the fact that said river, in the original Chinese version, was a river of sand.
15th Feb '16 12:08:09 AM Pichu-kun
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* The Ludicolo family from ''{{Pokemon}}''. It was originally found in only Sapphire version, while its [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo Ruby counterpart]] was Shiftry, a {{Tengu}}. Golduck is stated to be like one, [[AllThereInTheManual in its Pokédex entries]].



* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' in the video game "Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo", Goku visits the Remote Land of Konpei, where he meets a local Kappa.
** Also, the "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" theme song, mentions a Kappa during the lyrics.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** In
the video game "Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo", Goku visits the Remote Land of Konpei, where he meets a local Kappa.
** Also, the The "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" theme song, song mentions a Kappa during the lyrics.



* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon:''
** ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends of Mineral Town]]'' has a kappa who lives in the lake. If you throw in several Cucumbers, he'll give you an item that lets you work in the rain. In the girl version, you can marry him.
** A good number of ''HM''[='=]s have Kappas. They might be TheCameo, like the one in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]''.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon:''
''Franchise/HarvestMoon:''
** ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends of Mineral Town]]'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonFriendsOfMineralTown'' has a kappa who lives in the lake. If you throw in several Cucumbers, he'll give you an item that lets you work in the rain. In the girl version, you can marry him.
** A good number of ''HM''[='=]s have Kappas. They might be TheCameo, like the one in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]''.''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade''.



* The {{Pokemon}} Golduck is based on the kappa. As are Lotad, Lombre and Ludicolo. The Lotad line even has an ability called Rain Dish which is a reference to the Kappa's ability to draw power from water pooled on its head.
** Heck, in some Dex entries, Golduck is often confused with a kappa, with Lombre loving to scare people who stand too close to a water's edge.

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* The {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Golduck is based on the kappa. As are Lotad, Lombre and Ludicolo. The Lotad line even has an ability called Rain Dish which is a reference to the Kappa's ability to draw power from water pooled on its head.
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head. In some Dex entries, entries it's stated that Golduck is are often confused with a kappa, with while Lombre loving love to scare people who stand too close to a water's edge.
22nd Jan '16 8:37:36 PM Adept
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* In ''{{Yaiba}}'' the Orb of Darkness is inhabitated by two kappa. The first one, Kerokichi is a small, kind and nerdy ButtMonkey who provides expositions and wants someone to play with. His brother Kerosuke is apparently the son of a kappa and Godzilla. Not only is he huge and breathes fire, but he's amazingly strong. Besides that his typical bald head is really hard.

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* In ''{{Yaiba}}'' ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' the Orb of Darkness is inhabitated by two kappa. The first one, Kerokichi is a small, kind and nerdy ButtMonkey who provides expositions and wants someone to play with. His brother Kerosuke is apparently the son of a kappa and Godzilla. Not only is he huge and breathes fire, but he's amazingly strong. Besides that his typical bald head is really hard.



* ''NagasareteAirantou'' has Tohno. The cute, cartoonish variety. Her presence never fails to point out the gaps in the main character's WeirdnessCensor.

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* ''NagasareteAirantou'' ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'' has Tohno. The cute, cartoonish variety. Her presence never fails to point out the gaps in the main character's WeirdnessCensor.
21st Jan '16 5:34:37 AM dabantam
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* "The ForsakenChildren" has kappas as eastern water elementals. Other than that, they are identical to the original myth, including the obsession with human butts.

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* "The ForsakenChildren" "Literature/TheForsakenChildren" has kappas as eastern water elementals. Other than that, they are identical to the original myth, including the obsession with human butts.
21st Jan '16 5:33:32 AM dabantam
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* "The ForsakenChildren" has kappas as eastern water elementals. Other than that, they are identical to the original myth, including the obsession with human butts.
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