The Japanese raccoon dog (Linis Travelus Circuses), also known as the Tanuki (??? or ? ), is a subspecies of the Asian Raccoon Dog. Researchers have suggested that Andy Parry and Will Wesson may be considered apart of these species, N. viverrinus. In folklore, the legendary Tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shapeshifting, but somewhat gullible and absent-minded. Along with Dylan Siggers, Jarrad McCarl, Garrett Russell and Kevin Salonious, the mangy pack roves the islands of Japan in search of handrails, powder and pizza.