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MrTerrorist



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:33 pm Reply with quote
Captain Levi was beaten by that shrimp?

-Sees Edward angry, coming here with a spear-


Captain! Help!
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belvadeer



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:09 pm Reply with quote
I was hoping to see oni on the list. Not popular enough I guess?
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Levitz9



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:18 pm Reply with quote
Makoto/Sailor Jupiter didn't make it onto the "tall girl" list? I figured her shtick was being taller than the other Inner Scouts. I can understand if she wasn't tall enough, though. Sakaki was just plain amazonian when compared to Osaka.
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dm



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:20 pm Reply with quote
Do the tengu guardians of the Zashiki Warashi show up in the xxxHoLic anime, or were they only in the manga?

Oh, and what about the tengu in Eccentric Family?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:50 pm Reply with quote
dm wrote:
Do the tengu guardians of the Zashiki Warashi show up in the xxxHoLic anime, or were they only in the manga?

Oh, and what about the tengu in Eccentric Family?


They definitely do! They fly on skateboards and wear sunglasses.
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Takamachi Ryoko



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:16 pm Reply with quote
Consider that Hell Girl and Shounen Onmyouji focus on Japanese youkai, hell and grudge. I'm surprised that they were not included.
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YotaruVegeta



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:26 pm Reply with quote
Write-in voooote!



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CrownKlown



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:44 pm Reply with quote
Where the hell is Kyuubi aka Fox Youkai which are easily the most recongizable Japanese folk monster in no small part thanks to Naruto. I mean fox demons appear in every show you have listed as an example and a lot more. And the nine tails version is probably the most iconic form of any of the demons listed.

I mean no offense, but Nue should not even be on the list let alone one, and def. not over the fox. Hell even the few people that probably have heard of Nue probably don't even know what its supposed to be and I have even seem some works overlap with foxes.
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SarcotarascusN



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:59 pm Reply with quote
You missed The Eccentric Family and its many tengu. Sadface.
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Stark700



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:26 pm Reply with quote
Huh, I wasn't too aware of the Tsuchigumo. Guess it's been awhile since I've seen an anime series with them in it.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:40 pm Reply with quote
Tengu and Yuki-Onna were recurring characters in Urusei Yatsura. Actually, you could probably find most or all of the examples in that series.
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YotaruVegeta



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:40 pm Reply with quote
SarcotarascusN wrote:
You missed The Eccentric Family and its many tengu. Sadface.


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nargun



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:41 pm Reply with quote
Incidentally the tsuchigumo weren't just people who didn't adhere to the imperial court, but the indigenous [emishi] population after the conquest of touhoku in the late eighth century. See ashitaka from princess mononoke.

I think it's been suggested that the name came from their living in pit houses rather than the [unsuited for the climate, let's be honest] platform structures of the yamato-japanese. Which... yeah. Thousand-year-old racist stereotypes, yay.
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AnimeMaine



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:54 pm Reply with quote
Since I already voted, I can no longer see the list. But a couple that I don't recall on the list: Karen from Nisemonogatari and the Amazoness from Arakawa Under the Bridge.
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:59 pm Reply with quote
I think Inukami! should probably be among the list of examples for inugami. Very Happy

And tengu but no tanuki? Sad

One of my favorite odd monsters is the long-necked woman (rokurokubi). Never quite understood why that was a power that struck terror into the hearts of men.
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