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This is less than a paragraph of poor, speculative writing, whose only function as mythology is that it was mentioned in a video game and has no references. What should be done? Duende-Poetry (talk) 15:04, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
This tale may come from the Kaidan-Hyakki-Zue (A series of Japanese ghost stories). [Taken from a translator's note included in a fansub of an anime that featured this youkai.] But I cannot confirm this source, so it would need to be researched and confirmed by someone with more access to Japanese literature than myself.
I understand at least some of the fiction references being removed, since one could possibly call almost anything giant in anime/manga a depiction of daidarabotchi. However, I believe there should probably be some inclusion of legitimate cases of the creature or something based on it being used. Any case where they're not explicitly labeled as such should probably require a source where a creator mentions taking inspiration from the myth, but there are certainly cases where the myth is directly referenced. For instance, in Princess Mononoke, the Forest Spirit's night form, the "Night Walker", is actually called "Deidarabotchi" in the original Japanese. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:46, 26 May 2015 (UTC)