Of blond pranksters and torture devices….

Happy New Year to all!!!

First question of the year
The cat X, commonly shortened to the cat, is a type of multi-tailed whip that originated as an implement for severe physical punishment. It was probably so called in reference to its “claws”.
Y has been THE most popular manga/anime in America for the past few years. Its about  a boy, in a world full of ninjas, trying to become the greatest ninja ever. When Y was a baby, his hometown was attacked by a monstrous creature known as the Kyūbi (“X Fox”). The beast was eventually subdued and was contained in the infant Y’s body. On February 8, 2007, the original series ended after 220 episodes, of which 96 were filler.
X is also the evolved form of Vulpix and the main antagonist  in Okami.