People like fairy tales. If you still have any questions, check out the winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.

People love beautiful stories with love between beautiful characters. If these heroes face dangers and complications, you have a story that sells. And when the characters are not black and white, they are not flat villains and good guys, when they are endowed with advantageous and not so good qualities, you have a plot that could give you a name in the literary world.

Masashi Kishimoto is yet another example of this phenomenon. His manga character Naruto made him and his creation a worldwide celebrity and sold more than 100 million copies in many languages.

Here we do a little comparison of characters in Indian and Japanese fantasy worlds.

In Indian mythology, Krishna is believed to be the same God who descends to earth and plays the role of a beautiful boy who has a lot of power when it comes to fighting demons. In his daily life he has a pleasant but slightly mischievous personality who plays practical jokes with his villagers. Being a son of a royal family, he was abandoned due to the danger of being killed by a Kamsa demon, and transferred to a small town in Vrindavan where people led a simple life. He has many friends, cowherd boys, who have a lot of fun between the regular attacks of the demons. Then Krishna and his powerful brother Balaram come to rescue them.

Naruto is a fictional character created by a manga artist about ten years ago. Although he is a beautiful and personable boy, he is ostracized by his fellow villagers, who believe that a nine-tailed demon is sealed in his body. He is kind to people, but has a bit of a mischievous nature. Fight against the villains and demons that attack your Konahagakure village. He has great fighting skills that allow him to develop his authority among the villagers.

When we speak of avatars in Indian terms, we refer to the descent or incarnation of the gods or their expansions. The term avatar means a completely different concept in online communities. It’s kind of a small image that people use on forums and discussion boards. More than 100,000 people search for Naruto avatars every month on Google. The divine avatars of Krishna are included in the sacred scriptures Shrimad Bhagavatam that have five thousand years of history.

So if we take into account the mischievous personality of both the handsome boys and their environment, their villages that are attacked by demons, great fighting skills and practical jokes, we see many similarities between these characters. However, people love them very much, which is why they look for their avatars, in their different meanings.


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