#1
So, I noticed in quite a few Japanese media geared towards younger audiences they have characters have multiple forms and in these forms they gain a visible aura, with longer hair (for ex super sonic from Sonic The Hedgehog, super sajins {spelling?} from DBZ, dark saske {spelling?} from Naruto)

So my question is,
Is there some mythological thing / old story where these Japanese people are using to base the idea of a visible aura with growing longer hair relating to becoming more powerful?

If so, what is it based off of???
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It's an easy way to make a character look different. Change the color/shading and hairstyle.
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Ahh, I never took that into account.
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There are some cultures which believe that longer hair gives you power, strength and all these things. Japan might be the case.
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There was this Japanese Warlord named Samanosuke Okatsui who survived over 100 battles in his reign.

Towards the end, he was lost in a battle and thought to be dead. Naturally, his soldiers moved on as soldiers do, but he was such a great leader that they were lost without him, and not nearly the force they once were.

Months after the loss of their leader, they engaged in combat with members of the Soshti Clan, led by Oda Murasama. Murasama was brutal. He and his men slaughtered dozens of the Okatsui soldiers.

They would never give up, yet defeat looked all but certain.

Then, they heard a horn. Looking up to the nearest hilltop, standing in the blinding rays of the sun, was their former leader, Samanosuke. His hair was down to his ankles after months of living in the wilderness. He was bloodied and bruised, but this combined with his wild, untamed look and the rays of the sun made him appear more imposing than ever before. He was a godlike figure, enough to put fear or respect in the heart of any man.

With his return the men rallied, Samanosuke yelled Kame-hame-ha, and the battle was over cause long hair is super-powers.

This is a true story.*

* - May or may not actually be true. Someone google it to confirm.
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#13
AFAIK in ancient times, long hair was considered a token of power for men. Like when a samurai is defeated, they cut his hair and similar examples also exist in different cultures. I believe Japanese version of this is related to the samurai tradition.
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skrillex is the most successful/best dubstep artist and he has the longest hair

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There was this Japanese Warlord named Samanosuke Okatsui who survived over 100 battles in his reign.

Towards the end, he was lost in a battle and thought to be dead. Naturally, his soldiers moved on as soldiers do, but he was such a great leader that they were lost without him, and not nearly the force they once were.

Months after the loss of their leader, they engaged in combat with members of the Soshti Clan, led by Oda Murasama. Murasama was brutal. He and his men slaughtered dozens of the Okatsui soldiers.

They would never give up, yet defeat looked all but certain.

Then, they heard a horn. Looking up to the nearest hilltop, standing in the blinding rays of the sun, was their former leader, Samanosuke. His hair was down to his ankles after months of living in the wilderness. He was bloodied and bruised, but this combined with his wild, untamed look and the rays of the sun made him appear more imposing than ever before. He was a godlike figure, enough to put fear or respect in the heart of any man.

With his return the men rallied, Samanosuke yelled Kame-hame-ha, and the battle was over cause long hair is super-powers.

This is a true story.*

* - May or may not actually be true. Someone google it to confirm.


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Long hairs are really mini tentacles, and we all know the significance of tentacles in Japanese culture.
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Or.... Asian people copied everything American since they soo kewlll.

Dragonbal is from the 80's, and in that time long (blond) hair and neon lighted glows and arena's were everywhere.

Super saiyans scream when they charge... Wel so does every 80's metal/pop singer.

They both come in tight spandex.

Somehow it also became insanely popular in western world..what a coincidence.

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Super saiyans scream when they charge... Wel so does every 80's metal/pop singer.


signers don't "charge" there goes your silly theory
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There was this Japanese Warlord named Samanosuke Okatsui who survived over 100 battles in his reign.

Towards the end, he was lost in a battle and thought to be dead. Naturally, his soldiers moved on as soldiers do, but he was such a great leader that they were lost without him, and not nearly the force they once were.

Months after the loss of their leader, they engaged in combat with members of the Soshti Clan, led by Oda Murasama. Murasama was brutal. He and his men slaughtered dozens of the Okatsui soldiers.

They would never give up, yet defeat looked all but certain.

Then, they heard a horn. Looking up to the nearest hilltop, standing in the blinding rays of the sun, was their former leader, Samanosuke. His hair was down to his ankles after months of living in the wilderness. He was bloodied and bruised, but this combined with his wild, untamed look and the rays of the sun made him appear more imposing than ever before. He was a godlike figure, enough to put fear or respect in the heart of any man.

With his return the men rallied, Samanosuke yelled Kame-hame-ha, and the battle was over cause long hair is super-powers.

This is a true story.*

* - May or may not actually be true. Someone google it to confirm.

Came into this thread looking for a legitimate answer. Close enough.
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signers don't "charge" there goes your silly theory

That would be the mandatory bridge in every metal ballad.