Kittenn: Konichiwa once again! The other day I decided to look over some stuff and found a couple mistakes. I've finally gotten around to looking into Kurama's tails again. All the pictures that I have seen have three tails, but I'll trust My blue rose and HeavenSentHellBroken, and change that up.
Ages: A Fanon VS Canon
It is left to speculation just how old many of the characters are. Koenma, Botan, Hiei and Yukina, Kurama, and many others are left to speculation… but some are easily determined. Hiei stands in shock at just how old he really is.
Don't you hate it when ages in a manga and anime aren't announced and it leaves you to wonder? Especially if you're going to go write a fanfiction about it? Well, I have a couple Fanon Cracks I want to share with you about how wrong some of these fanfics are really are…
Hiei is really old. Over 500 even!
Hiei watched as Yukina approached Kuwabara. He always watched her… he always watched her.
Kuwabara though, is smarter than some realize, and knows that demons have abnormally long lifetimes."Yukina-chan, how old are you?" he asked in curiosity one day.
She didn't seem to feel offended and smiled. "Why Kuwabara, I'm six hundred years old. As a koorime, I had six children, because you see, we koorime have children asexually every hundred years."
Hiei fell out of his tree.
CANON FACT: HIEI IS UNDER A HUNDRED BECAUSE YUKINA, HIS TWIN, WOULDN'T HAVE LEFT THE KOORIME ISLAND IF SHE HAD CHILDREN!
For Kurama, I've heard everything from two hundred to nine thousand.
Mythology is complicatedly twisted.
Kurama looked at his tails and sighed. There were nine.
He was nine hundred years old, according to mythology.
But, mythology tends to be wrong with their fact that Spirit Foxes, also known as Kitsune or Youko, gain a tail every hundred years until they have nine. In this fic, Kurama is three hundred and has nine tails.
"Hey Kurama, how come you defy the laws of kitsune?" Yuusuke asked his friend one day.
"It's a fanfic written by an author(ess) with no knowledge on Japanese myths or canon facts."
"You mean a fangirl?"
CANON FACT: KURAMA IS FOUR THOUSAND TO FIVE THOUSAND, BECAUSE IN JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY KITSUNE GAIN A TAIL EVERY HUNDRED YEARS OR EVERY THOUSAND, DEPENDING ON THE MYTH. KURAMA IS OVER ONE THOUSAND (AS SEEN IN THE FINAL ARC OF THE SERIES) SO THE MANGA-KA OBVIOUSLY USED THE LESS POPULAR KITSUNE-GAIN-A-TAIL-EVERY-THOUSAND-YEARS.
Though it is seen less, Koenma's age is messed up too.
Koenma stamped his papers as usual, and he looked to his monitor to see Yuusuke fighting demons for him.
Koenma may only be three hundred, but he tends to know things, so he quickly summoned Yuusuke for another mission.
Yuusuke came into the office later and spoke to Koenma. "So, how's my seven-hundred year employer doing?"
"I'm not seven-hundred? I'm three-hundred! Did you hear the narator?"
"Wow! Whoever's writing this must not be familiar with the beginning of the series…"
"Yeah yeah, I know."
CANON FACT: KOENMA IS OVER SEVEN HUNDRED YEARS OLD. IN THE SECOND EPISODE HE STATES HE'S OVER FIFTY TIMES YUUSUKE'S AGE. YUSUKE IS 14 AT THIS POINT. 14X50 equals 700. Do the math before you make things up.