While watching Dragon Ball Z recently I noticed that the premise of the episode Princess Snake is undoubtedly similar to an episode of Boruto (which I don't think has aired in English yet).

Both episodes feature snakes disguised as attractive and unreasonably hospitable women who plan to prey on their guests. I don't feel like I can explain it well enough, but if you watch both episodes I think you'll understand why I feel like there is probably some well defined cultural context that the writers derived their works from, like a folk legend or a popular work of fiction.

I tried Googling to find out but I only found stuff about snakes with human-female heads and snake-brides. I'm very curious and its really bugging me that I can't figure this out. Does anyone here know if or what the snake-hostess narrative is based on? I imagine that there are other shows that have used the same plot that I'm not aware of.

P.S. From looking on the Naruto Wiki, I think the Boruto episode is #75, but I don't remember for sure.


The archetype is most likely based off the nure-onna from Japanese mythology, that have the head of a woman and body of a snake and is know to be able to shapeshift and prey on people

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy