Why Does Naruto have Whiskers?
There has been a lot of speculation about the main character in the Japanese mega comic, Naturo, having whiskers and just why in the world someone who is not a cat or is not old at all would have these things on his face. There have been plenty of stories online about this topic as well as quite a few in the Japanese media for some reason. I guess this comic is much bigger than anyone here in the US thought it was going to be when it came out in 1999. That was definitely a vast miscalculation.
The theory goes that the whiskers symbolizes the nine tailed fox demon inside Naturo’s body that took over millions and millions of years ago. The dark circles underneath his eyes also symbolize the raccoon fox that took over his body as well. I do not know enough about this comic to really totally understand what that actually means, but anyone who is reading this that knows about the history behind Naturo’s story will completely understand that.
One more theory about these mysterious whiskers is that they are not, in fact, whiskers at all. They are actually freckles that have been drawn on in such a way that they somewhat look like whiskers. Many of Naturo’s fans argue this case because of just how young Naturo is and the fact that he would not be mature enough to grow any facial hair at this point in time. Personally, I like the first theory a lot more and I think it makes a lot more sense. I have seen pictures of Naturo and the markings on his face definitely look like stripes or whiskers and not freckles. The facial hair theory sounds like someone has just a little bit too much time on their hands if you ask me.
June 26, 2012 2:52 am
I’ve seen the anime, so I know this- Naruto isn’t the one with dark circles under his eyes. That’s Gaara.
Gaara is the vessel of the racoon demon, not Naruto. Naruto is the vessel of the Nine-Tailed Fox ONLY.
August 4, 2012 3:52 pm
Plus you should actually spell the character’s name correctly. It’s Naruto, not Naturo. Numerous obviously incorrect information throughout the article hardly inspires confidence!