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23rd Jun '16 3:26:31 PM NintenFan98
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* ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasonsTrioOfTowns'' features a Kitsune named Inari (named after the god that commands Kitsune) that can be married. Their gender is always opposite of the player character, similar to how they could take any form in the original mythology. (S)he is a [[ShrineMaiden keeper of a shrine]] and [[NeatFreak loves keeping her shrine clean]]
19th Jun '16 1:41:47 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/{{Ran}}'' is an adaptation of ''Theatre/KingLear'' for Japanese audiences. One of the three sons of the [[{{Expy}} elderly Great Lord]] has a wife who is [[HoneyTrap clearly manipulating him to his downfall]]. She has her husband send his right hand man off to kill a rival woman and return with her head encased in salt. The would-be assassin [[TheThirtySixStratagems takes a page from Zhuge Liang]] and returns telling a tall tale about how he beheaded a kitsune. He opens his satchel and reveals the head of a kitsune statue, then curses the "demon" who got away, likes to disguise itself as a beautiful woman, and seeks to corrupt and ruin men. The wife reacts with fury. Sadly, the [[TooDumbToLive son does nothing]]. [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready It doesn't end well.]]

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* Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/{{Ran}}'' is an adaptation of ''Theatre/KingLear'' for Japanese audiences. One of the three sons of the [[{{Expy}} elderly Great Lord]] has a wife who is [[HoneyTrap clearly manipulating him to his downfall]]. She has her husband send his right hand man off to kill a rival woman and return with her head encased in salt. The would-be assassin [[TheThirtySixStratagems [[UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems takes a page from Zhuge Liang]] and returns telling a tall tale about how he beheaded a kitsune. He opens his satchel and reveals the head of a kitsune statue, then curses the "demon" who got away, likes to disguise itself as a beautiful woman, and seeks to corrupt and ruin men. The wife reacts with fury. Sadly, the [[TooDumbToLive son does nothing]]. [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready It doesn't end well.]]
30th Apr '16 8:24:05 PM MyFinalEdits
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* [[spoiler: Mystery the dog]] is strongly implied to be one in the first video of ''[[WebVideo/MysterySkullsAnimated Mystery Skulls Animated]].'' The second video confirms it, giving us a clearer look at his huge, six-tailed form.

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* [[spoiler: Mystery the dog]] is strongly implied to be one in the first video of ''[[WebVideo/MysterySkullsAnimated Mystery Skulls Animated]].'' ''WebVideo/MysterySkullsAnimated''. The second video confirms it, giving us showing a clearer look at his huge, six-tailed form.
30th Apr '16 4:09:51 PM Nire
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* [[spoiler: Mystery the dog]] is strongly implied to be one in the first video of ''[[WebVideo/MysterySkullsAnimated Mystery Skulls Animated]].'' The second video confirms it, giving us a clearer look at his huge, six-tailed form.
11th Apr '16 3:12:27 AM Arawn999
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan living can]] in which an [[SealedEvilInACan evil nine-tailed kitsune]] is sealed. The Nine-Tailed Fox [[OurMonstersAreDifferent isn't]] a traditional kitsune; it's essentially [[MadeOfEvil a sapient physical mass of malice, hatred, and evil chakra]] that has taken the form of a ([[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever gigantic]]) nine-tailed kitsune. [[spoiler: Then it turns out ''evil'' isn't quite the right term, just very, very mad and doesn't really like humans. [[TheHero Naruto]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship changes]] his mind, at least in regard to him. In a shout out to the character mentioned directly below, the fox's name is eventually revealed to be Kurama.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan living can]] in which an [[SealedEvilInACan evil nine-tailed kitsune]] is sealed. The Nine-Tailed Fox [[OurMonstersAreDifferent isn't]] a traditional kitsune; it's essentially [[MadeOfEvil a sapient physical mass of malice, hatred, and evil chakra]] that has taken the form of a ([[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever gigantic]]) nine-tailed kitsune. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then it turns out ''evil'' isn't quite the right term, just very, very mad and doesn't really like with a grudge against humans. [[TheHero Naruto]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship changes]] his mind, at least in regard to him. In a shout out to the character mentioned directly below, the fox's name is eventually revealed to be Kurama.]]



* The Kyuubi Fox plays a major role in ''Manga/GaRei'': It's actually a giant singularity of hatred, which destroyed an entire dynasty in ancient Japan the last time it was released. The fragments of its soul formed the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sesshouseki]], which the cast spend most of the plot recovering to ensure the Kyuubi doesn't come back. [[spoiler: Kagura uses its power to revive Kensuke after he's killed (and, subconsciously, Yomi too) at the cost of most of Tokyo, nearly killing her in the process.]] NiceJobBreakingItHero.

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* The Kyuubi Fox Fox, in a reference to the legend of Tamamo-no-Mae, plays a major role in ''Manga/GaRei'': It's actually [[AnimalisticAbomination a giant singularity of hatred, hatred]], which destroyed an entire dynasty in ancient Japan the last time it was released. The fragments of its soul formed the [[ArtifactOfDoom Sesshouseki]], which the cast spend most of the plot recovering to ensure the Kyuubi doesn't come back. [[spoiler: Kagura uses its power to revive Kensuke after he's killed (and, subconsciously, Yomi too) at the cost of most of Tokyo, nearly killing her in the process.]] NiceJobBreakingItHero.



* In ''Manga/NekoMusumeMichikusaNikki'', Kokkuri-san is a lesbian kitsune who works as one of TheSevenMysteries of the elementary school and takes a liking to Chika, one of the students.



* Kitsune from the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIDW IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics]] appears to be one, [[spoiler: although she might be a bit odder than that, having recently been implied to be from a whole family of ancient, powerful ChessMaster animal spirits.]]

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* Kitsune from the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIDW IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics]] appears to be one, [[spoiler: although [[spoiler:although she might be a bit odder than that, having recently been implied to be from a whole family of ancient, powerful ChessMaster animal spirits.]]



* The witch in the 2013 ''[[FortySevenRonin 47 Ronin]]'' film.

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* The witch in Witch from the 2013 ''[[FortySevenRonin ''[[Film/FortySevenRonin 47 Ronin]]'' film.film is a malevolent kitsune with heterochromia who serves as TheDragon to the main antagonist.



* According to popular legend, the mother of the astrologer/onmyouji Abe no Seimei was a kistune named Kuzunoha.

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* According to popular legend, One of the most famous ''kitsune'' in Japanese folklore is Kuzunoha, the mother of the astrologer/onmyouji Abe no Seimei. According to legend, a noble named Abe no Yasuna was travelling to Shinoda shrine when he came across a hunter who had trapped a white fox, intending to harvest its liver for medicine. Yasuna fought off the hunter and freed the fox, but was wounded in the process. A beautiful young woman named Kuzunoha appeared and helped him to his home, and they eventually married and had a son, Seimei. Eventually, Kuzunoha is revealed to be the fox that Yasuna saved, but due to her true nature having been revealed she must return to the forest. She leaves a poem asking Yasuna and Seimei was a kistune named Kuzunoha.to come find her, and it is revealed she is the ''kami'' of Shinoda shrine, bestowing Seimei with the power to understand animals.



* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamamo-no-Mae Tamamo-no-Mae]]'' is a commonly referenced ''kitsune'' myth. It tells of a beautiful fortune teller named Tamamo-no-Mae who could answer any question, and whose [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished beauty was never tarnished]]. The Emperor Konoe fell in love with her and made her one of his courtesans, but after several years the Emperor fell seriously ill. Eventually, Abe no Yasuchika, an [[{{Onmyodo}} onmyoji]], told him that Tamamo was a ''kitsune'' that had been poisoning him on the orders of an evil daimyo hoping to usurp the throne - though whether she was doing so willingly depends on the version being told. Her identity exposed, Tamamo fled, and the Emperor sent Kazusa-no-suke and Miura-no-suke, the two most powerful warriors in Japan, to kill her. Kazusa-no-suke and Miura-no-suke tracked Tamamo to the Nara plains, where she appeared to Miura-no-suke in a dream, prophesying he would kill her and pleading for her life, but the following day Miura-no-suke shot and killed her. Tamamo's body [[TakenForGranite became a cursed stone]] called the ''Sessho-seki'' (Killing Stone), and Tamamo's spirit an [[StringyHairedGhostGirl onryo]] called Hoji. Hoji was eventually exorcized by a monk named Genno, allowing her to pass on in peace.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai Katsushika Hokusai]] wrote a narrative that links a variety of ''kitsune'' legends from Japanese, Chinese, and Indian mythology, including those of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daji Daji]]'' and ''Tamamo-No-Mae'', stating they were orchestrated by the same ''kitsune''.



* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamamo-no-Mae Tamamo-no-Mae]]'' is a commonly referenced ''kitsune'' myth. It tells of a beautiful fortune teller named Tamamo-no-Mae who could answer any question, and whose [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished beauty was never tarnished]]. The Emperor Konoe fell in love with her and made her one of his courtesans, but after several years the Emperor fell seriously ill. Eventually, Abe no Yasuchika, an [[{{Onmyodo}} onmyoji]], told him that Tamamo was a ''kitsune'' that had been poisoning him on the orders of an evil daimyo hoping to usurp the throne - though whether she was doing so willingly depends on the version being told. Tamamo fled, and the Emperor sent Kazusa-no-suke and Miura-no-suke, the two most powerful warriors in Japan, to kill her. Kazusa-no-suke and Miura-no-suke tracked Tamamo to the Nara plains, where she appeared to Miura-no-suke in a dream, prophesying he would kill her and pleading for her life, but the following day Miura-no-suke shot and killed her. Tamamo's body [[TakenForGranite became a cursed stone]] called the ''Sessho-seki'' (Killing Stone), and Tamamo's spirit an [[StringyHairedGhostGirl onryo]] called Hoji. Hoji was eventually exorcized by a monk named Genno, allowing her to pass on in peace.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokusai Katsushika Hokusai]] wrote a narrative that links a variety of ''kitsune'' legends from Japanese, Chinese, and Indian mythology, including those of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daji Daji]]'' and ''Tamamo-No-Mae'', stating they were orchestrated by the same ''kitsune''.



* Tamamo no Mae appears as a Caster-class Servant in both ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' and ''Roleplay/FateNuovoGuerra''. [[spoiler: It turns out in the former she is an aspect of [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Amaterasu]]]].

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* Tamamo no Mae appears as a Caster-class Servant in both ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' ''VideoGame/FateExtra'', ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', and ''Roleplay/FateNuovoGuerra''. [[spoiler: It turns out in the former she is an aspect of [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Amaterasu]]]].



* The Kitsune in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' are [[LittleBitBeastly fox folk]] (obviously) loyal to the kingdom of Hoshido who are capable of transforming into full-fledged giant foxes, bearing one tail initially, and nine once they've promoted.

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* The Kitsune in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' are [[LittleBitBeastly fox folk]] (obviously) loyal to the kingdom of Hoshido who are capable of transforming into full-fledged giant foxes, bearing one tail initially, and nine once they've promoted. They can shapeshift into human forms (and Kaden's human form is [[{{Bishonen}} rather pretty]] to boot). Apart from the shapeshifting, [[MyRulesAreNotYourRules enemy]] kitsune can create illusions that prevent the player's army from attacking them, and they're at least said to be an intelligent species. Both classes of them have multiple tails as well, with the promoted versions outright being called "Nine-Tails."



* Kaden from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is from a tribe of kitsune that can shapeshift into humans (and his human form is [[{{Bishonen}} rather pretty]] to boot). Apart from the shapeshifting, [[MyRulesAreNotYourRules enemy]] kitsune can create illusions that prevent the player's army from attacking them, and they're at least said to be an intelligent species. Both classes of them have multiple tails as well, with the promoted versions outright being called "Nine-Tails."
11th Apr '16 12:20:41 AM OrangenChan
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* Kaden from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is from a tribe of kitsune that can shapeshift into humans (and his human form is [[{{Bishonen}} rather pretty]] to boot). Apart from the shapeshifting, [[MyRulesAreNotYourRules enemy]] kitsune can create illusions that prevent the player's army from attacking them, and they're at least said to be an intelligent species. Both classes of them have multiple tails as well, with the promoted versions outright being called "Nine-Tails."
13th Mar '16 9:33:24 PM GrammarNavi
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** Another one makes a brief (yet important) appearance in her TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms series in ''Fortune's Fool'', giving the female lead a magic paper crane that comes in handy.

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** Another one makes a brief (yet important) appearance in her TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series in ''Fortune's Fool'', giving the female lead a magic paper crane that comes in handy.
10th Feb '16 8:04:47 AM Prfnoff
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* ''NatsumeYuujinchou'' features a small kitsune child who follows Natume home from his class trip.
* ''{{Kekkaishi}}'' features an ailing kitsune as the leader of the Kokuboro that serve as the antagonists for much of the anime adaptation.
* ''NurarihyonNoMago''[='s=] BigBad is Haguromo Gitsune, a nine-tailed fox, who is about to give birth to a monster. She wasn't always quite so evil, since she was willing to [[spoiler: ''reabsorb and rebirth her grown son so he'd be immortal''... and then she was killed and her son (Abe no Seimei below) vowed revenge.]]

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* ''NatsumeYuujinchou'' ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' features a small kitsune child who follows Natume home from his class trip.
* ''{{Kekkaishi}}'' ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' features an ailing kitsune as the leader of the Kokuboro that serve as the antagonists for much of the anime adaptation.
* ''NurarihyonNoMago''[='s=] ''Manga/NurarihyonNoMago''[='s=] BigBad is Haguromo Gitsune, a nine-tailed fox, who is about to give birth to a monster. She wasn't always quite so evil, since she was willing to [[spoiler: ''reabsorb and rebirth her grown son so he'd be immortal''... and then she was killed and her son (Abe no Seimei below) vowed revenge.]]



* Shiro Amakusa in ''{{Yaiba}}''. Even when he's in human form, he sports whiskers, ears and sometimes the tail.

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* Shiro Amakusa in ''{{Yaiba}}''.''Manga/{{Yaiba}}''. Even when he's in human form, he sports whiskers, ears and sometimes the tail.
30th Jan '16 2:34:43 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Youko in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' are [[LittleBitBeastly fox folk]] loyal to the kingdom of Hoshido who are capable of transforming into full-fledged kitsune, bearing one tail initially, and nine once they've promoted.

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* The Youko Kitsune in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' are [[LittleBitBeastly fox folk]] (obviously) loyal to the kingdom of Hoshido who are capable of transforming into full-fledged kitsune, giant foxes, bearing one tail initially, and nine once they've promoted.
20th Jan '16 3:49:34 AM Adept
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* Sakura the ''kyuubi'' in ''HyperPolice'' -- who has eight-and-one-fifth tails.

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* Sakura the ''kyuubi'' in ''HyperPolice'' ''Manga/HyperPolice'' -- who has eight-and-one-fifth tails.
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