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    Juubi parallels between Naruto and Berserk

    I noticed this awhile back and I thought it was interesting. Those who read Berserk might have noticed some of the similarities between Ganishka's Shiva form in Berserk and the Juubi in Naruto. The more I saw of the Juubi the more similar it seemed to Ganishka's Shiva and it made me wonder if served as inspiration for the Juubi. Also what happens with Shiva might also offer some insights into what could happen with the Juubi.

    Here are the similarities I found interesting

    Ganishka absorbs everyone in the city around him:
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_112.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_113.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_126.JPG


    The Juubi absorbs the Chakra/life force of all the ninja around it:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FepPa0oJ8Z...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w_vRsnV5ll...ng?imgmax=2000

    Shiva is created from a fusions of many Demons (apostles) in a giant vessel or womb demon flesh. Ganishka enters the womb and Shiva emerges:
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_104.JPG

    The Juubi is formed by combining the Chakra of the all of the Bijuu into a vessel/the Heretical Demon Statue:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RAxF9v-gBX...ng?imgmax=2000

    The landscape is destroyed as Shiva is takes form:
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_172.JPG

    The landscape is destroyed as the Juubi takes form:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CKzTHHIMQg...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-a-LD8YDsv3...ng?imgmax=2000

    Their physical attributes are very similar

    Some of the comparisons might not seem like they are that close but bear with me, they add up and some are extremely close.

    Shiva has many eyes:
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_168.JPG

    The Heretical Demon Statue has many eyes:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ElicsgZN4g...pg?imgmax=2000

    Shiva has massive branch like limbs:
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_192.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_171.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/series/b...me+33&page=198

    The Juubi has massive branch like limbs:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JNjeBxkVgg...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-upVai1j5Gm...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dmXUanh3Q1...ng?imgmax=2000

    Shiva is a a giant plant/humanoid monster with many appendages and is bigger than a city:
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_199.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/series/b...me+33&page=200
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_207.JPG

    The Juubi is also a massive monster that has plant and humanoid features as well as many massive appendages:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iQDU_Jt_p9...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-emkhpanmUM...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RYNfw_E9sq...ng?imgmax=2000

    Their destructive power and abilities are similar

    Shiva spawns many smaller plant like monsters:
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v34a_006.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v34a_008.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v34a_014.JPG

    The Juubi also spawns many smaller plant monsters:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vnpWcpZjsE...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZiPUkcVtwV...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gVuHUh5It9...ng?imgmax=2000

    Shiva, upon its creation, fights a huge allied army and slaughters countless people and causes destruction on a nuclear scale:
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_210.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_212.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_216.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v33a_198.JPG

    The Juubi also fights a massive allied army and causes destruction on a nuclear scale:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5Oe1V2KFuk...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9w7bpGqAH0...ng?imgmax=2000

    Their story lines are similar

    Ganishka, who is within Shiva, eventually starts to loose his mind and loose his sense of identity, he recalls the horrors of his past that made him the way he is:
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v34a_090.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v34a_091.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v34a_092.JPG

    Obito, who is the Juubi's Jinnchuuriki struggles with his sense of identity as he tries to stay in control of the Juubi. He also recalls the events of his past that made him the way he is:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cXB1YN9FhX...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bky9DNx4vB...ng?imgmax=2000

    Shiva is eventually used to merge the Astral Realm with the physical realm, transforming the world in the process:
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v34a_110.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v34a_114.JPGhttp://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v34a_117.JPG

    Obito wanted to use the Juubi to create a world of where all dreams could come true.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4Y7iELT0Qp...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_ryJRTSxXa...ng?imgmax=2000

    Shiva is eventually transformed into a Giant Tree that gives life to the land and provides abundance, and good health, among other things. The Tree makes Griffith's (the major antagonist of Berserk) dream a reality:
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v34a_144.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v35a_005.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_v35a_006.JPGhttp://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_c333_012.JPG
    http://view.thespectrum.net/manga/Be...k_c333_015.JPG

    The Juubi is of course the God Tree. Much like the tree that Shiva becomes it is unsure whether it is good or evil or simply a source of power that can be used. Madara and Obito wanted to use the God Tree to make their dreams come true, much like how Griffith used the Helix Tree to make his dreams come true.
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nmm236_Qoq...ng?imgmax=2000
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7xct7mvnd8...ng?imgmax=2000

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    Your image links to Berserk don't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulbee View Post
    Your image links to Berserk don't work.
    That's weird, they work when I try them. Do the Naruto ones work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    That's weird, they work when I try them. Do the Naruto ones work?
    The Naruto images links work, OTOH the Berserk link only open up the Spectrum Home page for me. But I tried right clicking, copy link address, and pasted into browser address bar, and then it worked.

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