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[[File:Cat Genjutsu.jpg|thumb|Ninneko as depicted in the series.]]
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[[File:Denka.png|thumb|Ninneko as depicted in the series.]]
{{translation|'''Ninneko'''|忍猫|lit meaning=Ninja Cat}}<ref>Third Databook, page 129</ref> are able to work with ninja through to their keen senses and flexibility unusual. During the series, several demonstrations felines were displayed, giving notability of similarities with a [[Wikipedia:Tanuki|tanuki]].
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{{translation|'''Ninneko''' or '''ninbyō'''|忍猫|lit meaning=Ninja Cat}}<ref>Third Databook, page 129</ref> are able to work with ninja due to their keen senses and unusual flexibility. Many live in [[Sora-ku]] with [[Nekobaa]] and [[Tamaki]]; in ''[[Konoha Hiden]]'', ninneko are responsible for providing security to the city's various black marketeers, observing those who visit the city and, if they mean ill, causing them to become lost.
   
Living in a castle located in the district of heaven, do not possess affiliation with country or village ninja. Aiming purposes of protection, roam the corridors of the place and intercepting any threats.
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In the anime, ninneko live in a [[Cat Fortress|castle]] and do not possess affiliation with any country or shinobi villages, though a few have been shown to wear a [[forehead protector]] with the kanji for {{translation|'''truth''' or '''sincerity'''|誠|makoto}} written across it. They protect and roam the corridors of the Fortress and intercept any threats.
   
Unlike other animal species with affinity ninja, they can use chakra to enhance his attacks. [[Nekomata]] also performed a [[genjutsu]] with extreme prophecy.
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== Abilities ==
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In ''Konoha Hiden'', ninneko are stated to remove their scent during their standard grooming in order to allow them to move around undetected. [[Momo]] displays the ability to use his [[Flea Shuriken|fleas as projectiles]] and his [[Cat Food Clone|food as a clone]].
   
=== Known Ninneko ===
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In the anime, ninneko primarily use [[taijutsu]] since their flexible muscles grant them great speed. Their claws act as natural weapons, which they can [[chakra flow|flow chakra]] into to make them sharper. [[Nekomata]] has demonstrated the ability to cast [[Cat Genjutsu|genjutsu]].
* {{translation|[[Nekomata]]|猫又}}
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* {{translation|[[Denka]]|デンカ}}
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=== Bakeneko ===
* {{translation|[[Hina]]|ヒナ}}
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{{translation|[[Wikipedia:Bakeneko|Bakeneko]]|化け猫|lit meaning=monster cats}} are large cats who have a split tail, giving the appearance of two. They are significantly larger and stronger then the average cat. How the transformation from cat to Bakeneko occurs is unknown.
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== Known Ninneko ==
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* [[Denka]]
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* [[Hina]]
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* [[Momo]] <sup>(''Konoha Hiden'')</sup>
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* [[Nekomata]] (''Bakeneko'') <sup>(anime only)</sup>
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* [[Matatabi]] (''Bakeneko'') <sup>(anime only)</sup>
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Cats of fiction sharing the same restrictions of real cats, as observed when [[Sakura Haruno]] battled and defeated one by throwing water, causing hypothermia.
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* In [[Sasuke's Paw Encyclopaedia|''Naruto: Shippūden'' episode 189]], [[Sakura Haruno]] observed that a ninneko may be defeated by throwing water over it because of its fear of getting soaked.
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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Latest revision as of 19:06, July 5, 2015

Denka

Ninneko as depicted in the series.

Ninneko or ninbyō (忍猫, Literally meaning: Ninja Cat)[1] are able to work with ninja due to their keen senses and unusual flexibility. Many live in Sora-ku with Nekobaa and Tamaki; in Konoha Hiden, ninneko are responsible for providing security to the city's various black marketeers, observing those who visit the city and, if they mean ill, causing them to become lost.

In the anime, ninneko live in a castle and do not possess affiliation with any country or shinobi villages, though a few have been shown to wear a forehead protector with the kanji for truth or sincerity (誠, makoto) written across it. They protect and roam the corridors of the Fortress and intercept any threats.

Abilities Edit

In Konoha Hiden, ninneko are stated to remove their scent during their standard grooming in order to allow them to move around undetected. Momo displays the ability to use his fleas as projectiles and his food as a clone.

In the anime, ninneko primarily use taijutsu since their flexible muscles grant them great speed. Their claws act as natural weapons, which they can flow chakra into to make them sharper. Nekomata has demonstrated the ability to cast genjutsu.

Bakeneko Edit

Bakeneko (化け猫, Literally meaning: monster cats) are large cats who have a split tail, giving the appearance of two. They are significantly larger and stronger then the average cat. How the transformation from cat to Bakeneko occurs is unknown.

Known Ninneko Edit

Trivia Edit

References Edit

  1. Third Databook, page 129
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