bakeneko

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  • Jungkook as Bakeneko.

The bakeneko (化け猫) is a type of Japanese yōkai, or supernatural creature. A cat may become a bakeneko in a number of ways: it may reach a certain age,сalico cat , grow to a certain size, or be allowed to keep a long tail.
The abilities attributed to the bakeneko are various, but include shapeshifting into humans,speaking human words, cursing humans, manipulating dead people,possessing humans,and lurking in the mountains and taking wolves along with them to attack travelers.


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(Pardon the photo quality, my friend is borrowing my nice camera, so phone pics, bUT)

LOOK AT WHAT I MANAGED TO SNAG AT ANIME EXPO! ;w;

I’d usually never drop this kinda money on a statue or figure, but I LOVE Mononoke and this is an absolutely gorgeous statue of Kusuriuri (also there’s like, NOTHING for this series out there).

So enjoy some detail pics~!

Animelist: the Trippy list

of Anime where the animation and storytelling just send your head reeling in and explode at the bursts of color and just sends your mind boggling at what you see:

  • Paprika
  • Bakemonogatari series
  • Mekakucity actors
  • Puella magi madoka magica
  • Dead leaves
  • Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Perfect Blue
  • xxxholic
  • Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei 
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • Cat soup
  • Kaiba
  • C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
  • Paranoia agent
  • Neon genesis evangelion
  • FLCL
  • tatami galaxy
  • Mononoke (series)
  • Ayakashi: Bakeneko
  • Tenshi no tamago (aka Angel’s egg)
  • Tekkon Kinkreet
  • Inaka Isha
  • Genius Party
  • Space Dandy(?)
  • Kuuchuu Buranko (aka Welcome to Irabu’s Office)
  • Utena the movie(?)
  • Evangelion
  • Amnesia (?)
  • Ergo Proxy (?)
  • Kino’s Journey
  • Red Line
  • Mind Game
  • Shinsekai Yori (?)
  • THE REFLECTION
  • Akira (?)
  • Flip Flappers (?)

Did I miss anything? Let me know. ;)

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Bakeneko (化け猫, “monster-cat”), in Japanese folklore, refers to cat yokai (spiritual beings) with supernatural abilities akin to those of the kitsune (fox) or tanuki (raccoon dog). There are a number of superstitions that detail how ordinary cat may transform into a bakeneko. Bakeneko then haunt and menace their household.

A bakeneko with a forked tail is referred to as a nekomata (猫又?, or 猫股 “forked-cat”). The popular good luck totem, the Maneki Neko (招き猫?, “Beckoning Cat”) found in shop fronts, is also a type of bakeneko.

Most of the stories about the bakeneko are told orally in Japan.