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27th Jul '16 7:20:17 AM Prfnoff
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* ''[[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon The Legend of the Mystical Ninja]]'' has a tanuki marking checkpoints between action stages.

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* ''[[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon The Legend of the Mystical Ninja]]'' has a tanuki statue marking checkpoints between action stages.stages. In the UsefulNotes/SuperFamicom sequel ''Ganbare Goemon 2'', the statues mark the LevelGoal, and break open to release plenty of ''koban'' coins.
26th Jul '16 4:44:51 PM MisterCPC
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has a one-shot manga-only story early on where Yusuke and Botan encounter one who attempts to help an old man about to pass on.
30th Jun '16 9:34:53 AM Willbyr
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* The Tanuki from the Kincho clan in Shikoku guards the Orb of Gold in ''{{Yaiba}}''.

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* The Tanuki from the Kincho clan in Shikoku guards the Orb of Gold in ''{{Yaiba}}''.''Manga/{{Yaiba}}''.



* In ''ShamanKing'', Ponchi is a Tanuki that makes a pair with Conchi, a fox (or ''{{Kitsune}}''), which is another animal regarded with mystical powers of deception in Japanese mythology. The less said about his testicles, the better. Suffice it to say that he inverts the GroinAttack. Fitting with their mischievous sense of humor, both he and Conchi are {{Captain Ersatz}}es of WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy.

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* In ''ShamanKing'', ''Manga/ShamanKing'', Ponchi is a Tanuki that makes a pair with Conchi, a fox (or ''{{Kitsune}}''), which is another animal regarded with mystical powers of deception in Japanese mythology. The less said about his testicles, the better. Suffice it to say that he inverts the GroinAttack. Fitting with their mischievous sense of humor, both he and Conchi are {{Captain Ersatz}}es of WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy.
9th May '16 4:37:35 PM CerotechOmega
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* Tanuki will be involved in ''[[VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures The Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation]]''. The trailers have promised "[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] flaming tanuki balls".

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* Tanuki will be involved in In ''[[VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures The Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation]]''. The trailers have promised "[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] ASSimilation]]'', the Nerd spends a stage riding a tanuki with "fucking flaming tanuki balls".balls". [[GroinAttack You can smash his huge nads into enemies if you wish.]] [[InvertedTrope It kills the enemies, too!]]
20th Mar '16 2:29:55 PM theNerdytimes
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* Of ''{{Pokemon}}'', Sentret and Zigzagoon are two in Japan. Sentret resembles the folklore version while Zigzagoon resembles a real-life version. Sentret can spot an enemy from great distances and emits a loud cry as a warning. Though insignificant in battle, with below average statistical abilities and a small pool of moves to learn from, Zigzagoon can be useful as a party member. It is one of the few Pokémon that can have the "Pickup" ability, which will sometimes give you very rare items such as Rare Candy and PP Up, and its evolution, Linoone, can learn most HM moves, which are used to progress through otherwise [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence insurmountable obstacles]].

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* Of ''{{Pokemon}}'', Sentret and Zigzagoon are two in Japan. Sentret resembles the folklore version while Zigzagoon resembles a real-life version. Sentret can spot an enemy from great distances and emits a loud cry as a warning. Though insignificant in battle, with below average statistical abilities and a small pool of moves to learn from, Zigzagoon can be useful as a party member. It is one of the few Pokémon that can have the "Pickup" ability, which will sometimes give you very rare items such as Rare Candy and PP Up, and its evolution, Linoone, can learn most HM moves, which are used to progress through otherwise [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence insurmountable obstacles]].



* Tanuki will be involved in ''[[VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameAdventures The Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation]]''. The trailers have promised "[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] flaming tanuki balls".

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* Tanuki will be involved in ''[[VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameAdventures ''[[VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures The Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation]]''. The trailers have promised "[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] flaming tanuki balls".
20th Mar '16 2:29:36 PM theNerdytimes
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* Of ''{{Pokemon}}'', Sentret and Zigzagoon are two in Japan. Sentret resembles the folklore version while Zigzagoon resembles a real-life version. Sentret can spot an enemy from great distances and emits a loud cry as a warning. Though insignificant in battle, with below average statistical abilities and a small pool of moves to learn from, Zigzagoon can be useful as a party member. It is one of the few Pokémon that can have the "Pickup" ability, which will sometimes give you very rare items such as Rare Candy and PP Up, and its evolution, Linoone, can learn most HM moves, which are used to progress through otherwise [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence insurmountable obstacles]].

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* Of ''{{Pokemon}}'', Sentret and Zigzagoon are two in Japan. Sentret resembles the folklore version while Zigzagoon resembles a real-life version. Sentret can spot an enemy from great distances and emits a loud cry as a warning. Though insignificant in battle, with below average statistical abilities and a small pool of moves to learn from, Zigzagoon can be useful as a party member. It is one of the few Pokémon that can have the "Pickup" ability, which will sometimes give you very rare items such as Rare Candy and PP Up, and its evolution, Linoone, can learn most HM moves, which are used to progress through otherwise [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence insurmountable obstacles]].


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* Tanuki will be involved in ''[[VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameAdventures The Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation]]''. The trailers have promised "[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] flaming tanuki balls".
3rd Mar '16 11:16:53 AM Bennell
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* Of ''{{Pokemon}}'', Zigzagoon is one in Japan. Though insignificant in battle, with below average statistical abilities and a small pool of moves to learn from, it can be useful as a party member. It is one of the few Pokémon that can have the "Pickup" ability, which will sometimes give you very rare items such as Rare Candy and PP Up, and its evolution, Linoone, can learn most HM moves, which are used to progress through otherwise [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence insurmountable obstacles]].

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* Of ''{{Pokemon}}'', Sentret and Zigzagoon is one are two in Japan. Sentret resembles the folklore version while Zigzagoon resembles a real-life version. Sentret can spot an enemy from great distances and emits a loud cry as a warning. Though insignificant in battle, with below average statistical abilities and a small pool of moves to learn from, it Zigzagoon can be useful as a party member. It is one of the few Pokémon that can have the "Pickup" ability, which will sometimes give you very rare items such as Rare Candy and PP Up, and its evolution, Linoone, can learn most HM moves, which are used to progress through otherwise [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence insurmountable obstacles]].
22nd Feb '16 7:06:10 AM Prfnoff
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* Tanuki are a common subject of ''warabe-uta'' (traditional songs sung to Japanese children).
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* The boss of the alternate fourth stage in ''Sexy VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'' is a tanuki, whose prominent kintama are a FakeWeakness. The music for the BossBattle is a medley of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the Japanese children's song "Genkotsu-yama no Tanuki-san."

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* The boss of the alternate fourth stage in ''Sexy VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'' is a tanuki, whose prominent kintama are a FakeWeakness. The music for the BossBattle is a medley of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the Japanese children's song ''warabe-uta'' tune "Genkotsu-yama no Tanuki-san."
11th Dec '15 6:36:14 PM SamCurt
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* In ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'', Maeno is obsessed with tanuki and is constantly badgering the manga authors working under him to include them in all their works. Since they're very obvious InUniverse {{Creators Pet}}s, most of the other characters hate them, to the point that the anime's opening shows Sakura and Hori violently destroying one.

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* In ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'', ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', Maeno is obsessed with tanuki and is constantly badgering the manga authors working under him to include them in all their works. Since they're very obvious InUniverse {{Creators Pet}}s, most of the other characters hate them, to the point that the anime's opening shows Sakura and Hori violently destroying one.
9th Dec '15 7:39:13 AM Prime32
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Tanuki (commonly transliterated as "tanooki") are a type of canid that lives in Asia (and now Europe), commonly referred to as 'raccoon dogs'. In Japanese mythology, tanuki are said to have magic powers such as {{shapeshifting}} (usually performed with a [[TransformationTrinket leaf on their forehead]]). Pranksters and tricksters, Tanuki spirits are generally fat and jolly, like to drum on their bellies (a sound which has the Japanese onomatopoeia "ponpoko"), and are associated with good luck. They are often portrayed as rivals of {{Kitsune}}, with [[WeakButSkilled less raw power but more skill at shapeshifting and trickery]].

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Tanuki (commonly transliterated as "tanooki") are a type of canid that lives in Asia (and now Europe), commonly referred to as 'raccoon dogs'. In Japanese mythology, tanuki are said to have magic powers such as {{shapeshifting}} (usually performed with a [[TransformationTrinket leaf on their forehead]]). Pranksters and tricksters, Tanuki spirits are generally [[BigFun fat and jolly, jolly]], like to drum on their bellies (a sound which has the Japanese onomatopoeia "ponpoko"), and are associated with good luck. They are often portrayed as rivals of {{Kitsune}}, with [[WeakButSkilled less raw power but more skill at shapeshifting and trickery]].
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Tanuki are often paired with {{Kitsune}}, usually as rivals with [[WeakButSkilled less raw power and ambition but more skill at shapeshifting and trickery]] - a famous expression is "the fox has seven disguises, but the tanuki has eight". In fact the term ''kitsune-tanuki'' ([[AlternateCharacterReading pronounced "kori"]]) exists to refer to them collectively, and can also be used to mean a sly or deceptive person. Likewise the fortunetelling game [[OuijaBoard Kokkuri]] is written with the characters ''kitsune-dog-tanuki''.[[note]]Either a reference to [[EvilDetectingDog the ability of dogs to detect shapeshifters]], or to {{Tengu}} (whose name is written as "heavenly dog").[[/note]]
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