Who are the best kitsune characters?

In case you didn't know, "kitsune" is the Japanese word for fox. They are highly regarded and are a common subject in Japanese folklore. Stories depict legendary foxes as intelligent beings that have paranormal abilities. These abilities allow them to increase their age and wisdom. Kitsune is part of a large classification of Yokai - which refers to supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons - in Japanese folklore. According to Yokai folklore, foxes have the ability to shapeshift into human form. The legends of kitsune were born from the close relationship between foxes and humans since ancient Japan. The kitsune are closely associated with the Inari spirit and serve as its messengers. This serves to reinforce their supernatural significance. The more tails a kitsune has, the older, wiser, and more powerful it is. This has led to people treating kitsune as a deity and offers sacrifices to it.

The kitsune has appeared in Japanese works of fiction across various forms of media. It has appeared on radio, film, and TV. It has appeared in anime, manga, and video games. It has even been the subject of roleplaying, card games, and music. The kitsune appears most in manga and anime, with plenty of memorable characters that fans love and follow. If you're an anime fan and want to know more about these characters from various kitsune anime, check out our list below. We have made a little something about some of the best kitsune characters that we hope you enjoy reading.

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    Kurama (Naruto)

    Probably one of the most easily recognized kitsune characters in anime, Kurama is the legendary nine-tailed fox spirit that has been sealed within Naruto since he was a little baby. While the show itself focuses more on the Naturo's path to become a Hokage, Kurama is a big factor on how Naruto's life plays out, especially when it comes to the many challenges and battles he faces.

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    Kokkuri-san (Gugure! Kokkuri-san)

    Gugure! Kokkuri-san is a show that has flown under the radar that revolves around the story of Kohina, a self-proclaimed living doll who decides to test a legend that you will be hunted by a spirit if you play Kokkuri-san alone. It does as a white-haired, fox-eared man appears in front of Kohina. The fox spirit is appalled by the young girl's living condition and unwittingly becomes her guardian. 

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    Gintarou (Gingitsune)

    Gintarou is the kitsune herald of the Saeki family shrine. Saeki Makoto is a young girl that inherits the ability to see spirits from her family. She shares a close bond with the herald and affectionately calls him Gin. She often asks for his help with telling fortunes and her friends. Together, they work to keep the community's faith and help those seeking wisdom from the shrine.

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    Bonbori & Hozuki (Otome Youkai Zakuro)

    Bonbori and Hozuki are the two fox girls from the anime series Otome Youkai Zakuro. They are assigned to the Ministry of Spirit Affairs and are often seen Hanakiri. Both girls have a cheerful personality that manages to brighten everyone's mood. The girls love to tease Hanakiri but he is a very precious person to both girls as he is the only one that can tell them apart.

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    Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)

    Kurama is one of the main protagonists in the supernatural anime show, Yu Yu Hakusho. He fights alongside spirit detective, Yuusuke, Kuwabara, and fellow demon, Hiei to fight demons that seek to destroy the living world. Kurama is a result of a kitsune yokai fused with a human body. In his human form. he is often mistaken for a woman due to his feminine features. When he turns to his fox form, he becomes cunning and calculating that helps him with his battles.

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Summary

Best Who are the best kitsune characters
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Kurama (Naruto)Characters 19 Paid
2Kokkuri-san (Gugure! Kokkuri-san)Characters 11 Paid
3Gintarou (Gingitsune)Characters 4 Paid
4Bonbori & Hozuki (Otome Youkai Zakuro)Characters 3 Paid
5Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)Characters 0 Paid
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