Why Suletta Is Now a Tanuki

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Many fans, especially Japanese ones, have likened Suletta Mercury to a tanuki. Here’s the cultural significance behind this and what it’s led to.


Suletta Mercury, the protagonist of The Witch From Mercury, has been called a lot of things. In the anime, she’s been accused of being an idiot, a witch, and a sex-crazed pervert (色ボケ, iroboke). Outside of the Gundam series, she’s been called a clone, a cinnamon bun, and, oddly enough, a Tanuki (たぬき).


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