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Chakra unoriginal?

Discussion in 'Konoha Recycling Heap' started by Squirtle, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Squirtle Pokemon

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    Anyone notice how the concept of "chakra" in Naruto is exactly like "Spirit Energy" in Yu Yu Hakusho? (Spirit Energy is also based on combination of spiritual and physical power)

    Squirtle Squirtle!:cry
     
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  2. Slam stuff

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    The concept of Chakra(Although in a different form than seen in Naruto) existed in Japanese culture/religion/mythology/whatever before either anime was made.

    You are also very hilarious Squirtle.
     
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    i think chakra has something to do with yoga and wow squirtle u've been to hell and back with only 7 post
     
  4. DreamingGod Member

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    Chakra, as said, has been around in Culture along time. So has Spirit Energy. So we could say it is all unoriginal! :p
     
  5. runethe1st ...

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    yeah it is fake...

    any of several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy
     
  6. gabha GB's Norman

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    Probably stolen from Pokemon.
     
  7. Squirtle Pokemon

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    This is what I also believe :huh

    Squirtle Squirtle!
     
  8. KazumaSakuraUchiha NiNjA LoRd ANd MaStEr

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    omg pls dont get him started on that again lol, didnt they like ban you for all of the "naruto rips off pokemon" or what ever topics? LOL

    and yeah spritual energy in as stated, is "in Japanese culture/religion/mythology" ect so its not copying other shows!!
     
  9. Jenna Berry 100% juice

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    Maybe you should read up on Japanese culture:oh
     
  10. Squirtle Pokemon

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    What does Japanese culture have to do with this fine, American show? :amazed

    Really, I'm interested tell me please :)

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  11. yuhun I'm SO-SORRY Sasori

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    Kishimoto the original manga (Comic) creator said 'Chakra is like Ki in Dragonball and Force in Star wars.' The original idea of Chakra comes from buddist and Hindu beliefs. Its very similar to the chinese belief of Ki or Chi which are spiritual energies.

    In Hinduism and in some related Asian cultures, a chakra is thought to be a nexus of metaphysical and/or biophysical energy residing in the human body. The New Age movement, and to some degree the distinctly different New Thought movement, have also adopted and elaborated on this theory.

    Find out more at
     
  12. Squirtle Pokemon

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    Manga? Is that the fruit that tastes way too sweet for it's own good?

    Squirtle Squirtle!
     
  13. Jenna Berry 100% juice

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    Okay... you should read up on japanese culture because Naruto and YuYu Hakusho were both created in Japan.

    Not America.

    God, I can't believe I'm explaining this to you.
     
  14. Squirtle Pokemon

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    oh yeah.. I forgot that... you're right :nod

    how about we have a wapanese culture study group? :) (I'm still trying to figure out American culture- and no I don't mean myspace and cell phones :notrust )

    Squirtle Squirtle!
     
  15. tennesay Alpha 1

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    I thought the whole concept of Ki, Chakra, Spirit energy etc where pretty much a common element in Asian culture is general. Going by that fact then it would only natural for a JAPANESE show to have energy types falling into these categories. Just like in western culture they use magic.
     
  16. AuxunauxiaNoname 螺旋派侠客

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    stock 5 bleach

    ^ That's essentially what the chakara system is.

    Or at least the chakara points. It's used by Chinese traditional doctors in acupuncture even to this very day.

    One of my dad's friend who actually has her own clinic and practices this, has a picture very much like the one above in her office. It looks really cool.

    So yah, chakara's definitely not original. Well, lots of things in Naruto aren't 'original, original' so much as inspired by the culture and philosophies of general East Asia.

    What I find interesting with many things Japanese... is that the originality of their style lies not in the 'production' of anything per-say, but rather in the transforming of what already 'is' into something that's just well... different? Cooler?

    I mean with anime alone it's like

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    But... to get back on topic.

    Chakara also existed in Buddhism in India, and still today is sort of used in the process of meditation.
     
  17. 2Shea Touch?

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    You'll eventually come to learn that almost nothing in Naruto is origonal ;)
     
  18. Chee Haters Gonna Hate

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    Chakra or chakara means power in Japanese. ;) It's commonly used, so don't think Naruto is unoriginal because of it.
     
  19. RyRyMini boys don't cry

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    You mean they let you back? @_@

    Well, it's not exactly original, because I have a book about it (non-naruto wise)..
     
  20. Danny Lilithborne 我を愛する修羅

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    Who unblocked this jackass?

    On topic...

    Spoiler:
    No shit, Sherlock!
     
  21. Lil Donkey Active Member

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    You know this guy seems to know exactly what's true but just saying this cause is bored and wants us to laugh - for a while. :oh
     
  22. Shiron BOING!!!

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    I know you're just a troll, but you still must be pwned nonetheless. Naruto was made in Japan and that's that.

     
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  23. kakoishii bishoujo kunoichi no konoha

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    lol, part of me is glad that squirtle is back since I never got the chance to see him in his prime before he got banned the first time with that nonsense of pokemon being a rip of naruto. Honestly I think the reason he was unblocked was because, as sad is it might be, he was actually serious about that whole pokemon naruto thing. Poor, poor, child manga is not a fruit, it's just the term for japanese comic book. You should definitely brush up on your japanese culture before comming here.
     
  24. D?j? Vu ಠ_ಠ

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    why isn't this guy perma-banned?
     
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  25. GaijanGeisha I am fangirl! Hear me squeal!

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    I disagree. Naruto is a Shonen manga and so of course it has to stick with the elements of it's genre, such as powers or whatever, but that doesn't neccessarily make it unoriginal. It's just like how basically every shojo story has a love triangle or whatever. So yeah, Naruto has alot of the same stuff you'll see in other shonen stories but I still think that Masashi Kishimoto managed to make a pretty good story nonetheless.:nod
     
  26. SomaX plans on eating your brains...

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    Of course it's not orignal. You can learn that from simply taking martial arts. :laugh
     
  27. Alcazar The most Known Unknown

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    *Uses lightning attack on squirtle...Its super effective!*

    Now get back to your damn pokeball and never come back.
     
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