Re: naruto and japanese legends
The connections that Naruto has to Japanese and Chinese mythology and folklore is incredible. I recently did a project on Japanese mythology and the effects it had on modern day culture, and it's true that ALOT of anime/manga has mythological links and connections.
In Naruto, some examples are the Sannin, the names Amateratsu, Tsukuyomi, and there is one myth where Susanoo defeats the snake-magician Orochimaru, with the Kusanagi sword. Which plays a great role in alot of Sasuke theories, in which perhaps Sasuke will get the Mangekyou Sharingan and use the third Mangekyou attack which is supposedly Susanoo, since Susanno, Amateratsu, and Tsukuyomi are all siblings in myths, as well as Doujutsu in the Naruto series.
Another example that I remember is the Rashomon, which is a defense jutsu used by Sakon/Ukon and also Orochimaru, it is a castle gate in Nara, and there's another like it called Suzakumon; and Suzaku is a theorized belief to be the 7-tailed, but others think the 7-tails is a different type of monster based on research and definition.
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