The power to use the abilities of tanuki. Variation of Yokai Physiology and Canine Physiology.

Also Called

  • Bake-danuki Physiology
  • Tanuki Mimicry


User with this ability either is or can transform into an Tanuki, an animal shapeshifter with great physical strength and supernatural powers. Like the kitsune, they are masters of shapeshifting and disguise and are mischievous creatures taking all sorts of disguises to deceive or annoy travelers or to get such things as saké, food, or women to the point of turning itself into inanimate objects, such as the tea-kettle.

Tanuki are often mischievous and jolly, but also somewhat gullible and absentminded. Notoriously found of alcohol and parties, they can become at times violent or unpleasant if drunk or deprived of their favorite drinks. Unlike kitsune, tanuki usually have their own agenda and are prone causing chaos and confusion amongst humans and, sometimes, other youkai.



Known Users

See Also: Tanuki.

  • Fuuri Watanuki (Super Sonico)
  • Tanuki (Japanese Mythology/Folklore)
  • Mamizou Futatsuiwa (Touhou)
  • Genjuumaru (Nagasarete Airantou)
  • One-Tailed Shukaku (Naruto)
  • Gaara (Naruto); via Jinchuuriki Form
  • Poco (Poco's Udon World)
  • Tanuki-clan (Pom Poko)
  • Tanuki from the Kincho (Yaiba)
  • Kim Diel (Soul Eater)
  • Tanuki (Thea Stilton: The Secret of the Snow)
  • Hachiemon (InuYasha)
  • Heinrad/Heinlad (Beast Wars Neo)
  • Banri Watanuki (Inu to Boku SS)
  • Pato (One Piece); via Devil Fruit
  • Rioichi Cooper (Sly Cooper series)
  • Otanukisama (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Tanuki (Stitch!)
  • Tanuki (RPGs)
  • Tanukis (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • Tanya Keys (Mao Mao: Heroes of the Pure Heart)

Known Objects

  • Tanooki Suit (Super Mario Bros. series)


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