The Jinchuuriki and their Biju in anime Naruto

Jinchuuriki and their Biju

Jinchuuriki meaning the "power of human sacrifice", are those individuals possessing "Bijuu" or tailed demons within their bodies. The demons themselves are known by the number of tails their body possesses, and each has different characteristics.

jinchuuriki and their biju
Shukaku ("Ichibi") is the One-Tailed Tanuki,
"Nibi" is the Two-Tailed Cat,
"Sanbi" is the Three-Tailed Turtle,
"Yonbi" is a Four-Tailed Ape,
"Gobi" is a Five-Tailed Horse-Whale,
"Rokubi" is a Six-Tailed Gastropod,
"Shichibi" is a Seven-Tailed Rhino Beetle,
"Hachibi" is the Eight-Tailed Ox-Cephalopod and
"Kyuubi" is the Nine-Tailed Fox.

These Bijuu were once all part of an even greater entity known as the "Juubi" or Ten-Tails. The first ninja, the legendary Rikudou Sennin did battle with the Juubi and split its power into nine individual entities using his Izanagi jutsu, which allowed him to alter reality.

The bijuu are creatures of great power and destruction, and all the ninja nations coveted that power and sought to make it their own as weapons. Very few ninja are capable of controlling such power, only Senju Hashirama the Shodai Hokage, Uchiha Madara, Yagura the Yondaime Mizukage, Killer Bee and Uzumaki Naruto held the ability to control them in their natural state.

As various clans began to come together as villages, Shodai Hokage sought to stabilize the balance of power. He did so by capturing the Bijuu and offering them to specific villages. This unimaginable power proved difficult to manage however, requiring literal sacrifices to gain control.

Several jutsu variations have been used to seal a bijuu within a human. Yondaime Hokage used his Shiki Fuujin technique to capture the rampaging Kyuubi and seal its Yang chakra within Naruto. The jutsu had a high price, resulting in his own death. The Ichibi Shukaku was sealed into the unborn body of Gaara, with the sacrifice taking the form of his mother, who died as a result of his birth.

Shukaku has previously been imbued into two unnamed Sand ninja. The Kyuubi was previously imbued into kunoichi from the Uzumaki clan, due to their high Fuuinjutsu skills and strong life force. When a Jinchuuriki's time as host comes to an end, the Bijuu is removed from their bodies at the cost of their own lives.

Such a result has been the only shown way to remove the bijuu from a Jinchuuriki. It requires a Fuuin (Sealing) Jutsu capable of resonating at the same power frequency as that between the bijuu and their human host over a period of time.

Akatsuki used one such method which took three days to accomplish, with that time increasing based on the number of members participating. This GenryuuKyuu Fuujin (Mystical Dragon Nine Exhaustion) was used to remove six bijuu, resulting in the deaths Gaara, Yugito, Roushi, Han, Utakata and Fuu. Should the Jinchuuriki die without the Bijuu being removed, the Bijuu itself will cease to be for some period of time. It with then regenerate somewhere else in the work to wreak havoc once again.

The hope of Jinchuuriki creation is for the human and the tailed beast to resonate together, thereby granting the human some measure of their immense power. Each beast appears to interact with their host in unique ways, and grant their host power in different amounts. Should the Jinchuuriki not be capable of controlling the Bijuu, they will lose out in a battle of wills, allowing the beast to take form and rampage, which happened to previous hosts of the Hachibi.

The life of a Jinchuuriki has been seen to be a difficult one. Many see the Jinchuuriki as the demon itself, and fear and shun them. This causes many to become dejected outcasts who become angry with the world. Gaara became crazy and felt alone because of his demon but he eventually gained his village's respect. Yugito and Killer Bee were respected and loyal to their village.

Naruto also grew angry with the world and turned to pranks to get everyone to recognize him. He was eventually accepted by the village. Roushi had no village ties after leaving Hidden Rock, so he wandered the world. Two other Jinchuuriki also grew distant from the world, with their villages not exerting any effort to save them when Akatsuki came to capture them.

This guide will examine the mythology and history of the demons in the real world and in-universe, biographical information on the beasts and their human hosts and how the beasts affect their hosts.

Gaara and Ichibi

First Gaara Appearance: Ch. 35 / Ep. 20
First Ichibi Appearance: Ch. 134 / Ep. 78
Hidden Village: Sand
Rank: Kazekage
Bijuu: Shukaku the Ichibi (One-Tailed Demon Tanuki)
Power: Mini-Shukaku form ~ protective sand tanuki form, automatic sand defense
Drawbacks: If Gaara sleeps Shukaku can take control
Status: Captured and extracted by Akatsuki
Info: Chiyo imbued the demon Shukaku into the Kazekage's son Gaara. Gaara lead a lonely life until he met Uzumaki Naruto. He pledged himself to prove his worth and protect his village. His drive led him to become Kazekage. 

He was defeated in battle by Deidara and Akatsuki removed the Shukaku demon from within Gaara, killing him. He was later revived by Chiyo, but he was no longer a Jinchuuriki. He retained some sand control powers however.

History and Myth

The tanuki is species of dog found in Japan. The species has been called "raccoon dog" because of their similar appearance. The tanuki has been renowned for its mischievous nature and ability to shape shift and bring good fortune.

The Naruto Shukaku has ties to several tanuki archetypes. One is the Bunbuku Chagama tale, where a tanuki transformed into a tea kettle. In the series Shukaku was reported to have been sealed within one. Some tales state of shrine priests being tanuki in disguise, which ties into how early in the series Shukaku was reportedly a corrupted Sand priest.

Ni'i Yugito and Nibi

First Yugito Appearance: Ch. 312 / Sh. Ep. 71
First Nibi Appearance: Ch. 313 / Sh. Ep. 72
Hidden Village: Cloud
Rank: Jounin
Bijuu: Two-Tailed Demon Cat
Power: Fiery mouth blasts
Drawbacks: Unknown
Status: Captured and extracted by Akatsuki
Info: Yugito was a kunoichi from Hidden Cloud. Like Gaara and Naruto, she was an active part of her village. She appeared to be in her twenties. She contained the two-tailed cat demon called an ikiryou, or "living ghost". She was defeated in battle by Hidan and Kakuzu. Akatsuki then removed the Nibi from within Yugito, killing her.

History and Myth

The feline is a common species throughout the world and stories of cat bakemono (monsters) are popular throughout Japan. In myth the neko-mata (forked-cat) is said to be an older cat that has had its tail split in two.

Reportedly large in size, these cats are said have the ability to manipulate the dead like puppets and have been associated with strange fires and occurrences. This may be related to the Nibi's ikiryou (living ghost) nickname and fire-breathing abilities.

Continued Articel >> The Jinchuuriki and their Biju in anime Naruto (Part 2)

This article sourced from : []


Post a Comment