The full present info of the jinchurir (1st GARRA)
inchuuriki" meaning the "power of human sacrifice", are those individuals possessing tailed demons within their bodies. The demons themselves are known by the number of tails their body possesses, and each has different characteristics. Shukaku ("Ichibi") is the One-Tailed Tanuki, "Nibi" is the Two-Tailed Cat, "Sanbi" is the Three-Tailed Turtle, "Yonbi" is a Four-Tailed animal, "Gobi" is a Five-Tailed animal, "Rokubi" is a Six-Tailed animal, "Shichibi" is a Seven-Tailed animal, "Hachibi" is the Eight-Tailed Ox-Cephalopod and "Kyuubi" is the Nine-Tailed Fox. The only known named jinchuuriki are Gaara of the Sand, Nii Yugito, Roushi, Killer Bee and Uzumaki Naruto. Sanbi is the only known bijuu without a host, though it was housed within a Mist ninja at some point in the past.
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. 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 proves 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 it 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 Sand ninja. When their time as possessor came to an end, Shukaku was 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 of three unnamed Jinchuuriki, Gaara, Roushi and Yugito.
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. 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. Yuugito 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 Manga Appearance: Chapter 35
First Anime Appearance: Episode 20
Hidden Village: Sand
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.
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.
Shukaku lied dormant within Gaara but could operate freely when Gaara slept. Because of the dangerous nature of Shukaku in this free wheeling state, Gaara went without sleep. As a result his eyes become dark and discolored. Stylistically this enhanced his ties to the tanuki, as the species has a dark area around their eyes.
Other features which cause Gaara to resemble a tanuki is the gourd on his back, many depictions of the tanuki feature a gigantic gourd-shaped scrotum which it sometimes slings over its shoulders.
Automated defense: Gaara's utilization of the one-tailed Shukaku demon takes several forms. The sand demon provides Gaara with an automatic shield defense, protecting him from strikes. The automated defense is limited in speed though, a fast enough attack can reach Gaara's body before the sand can catch up to defend.
Power: Using his own chakra to encase his foes in sand, Gaara would constrict and crush his opponents. In turn their blood would strengthen Shukaku. When the sand returned to Gaara's gourd, the blood of the victim would be mixed in. The exact reason why the blood strengthened Shukaku is unknown.
Shukaku Utilizing the sand from his Gourd and the surrounding area, Gaara would cover himself to attain his "perfect" form. To prepare him for this state, Gaara would enter his sand cocoon. When prepared, Gaara would emerge as a small version of Shukaku. This "mini-Shukaku" form allowed Gaara to hurl sand shuriken and use techniques such as Mugen Sajin Daitoppa. The final perfected version is a large scale usage which allows Shukaku himself to emerge and run rampant. Gaara will first gather a gigantic amount of sand into a large-Shukaku form. He will then use the Feigned Sleep technique to fall unconscious an allow Shukaku to control the large sand form. This form was said to have horrified Temari, and been the cause of much destruction in the past.
Other Shukaku Influences
Shukaku Beyond being used to cause much destruction while he himself is asleep, Gaara uses techniques which show the influence of Shukaku upon him. These include the set-up for Sabaku Rou with its Shukaku claw-esque tendrils and Shukaku no Tate, said to be Gaara's Saikou Zettai Bougyo (Supreme Absolute Defense).