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Why do so many fansubbers mistranslate Tanuki as raccoon? Those are two distinct, only loosely related species.
Tanuki can be translated as raccoon dog, but you don't call a guinea pig a pig, do you.
Raccoons are not endemic to the japanese isles, in fact they live only in North America and Central Europe.
It is especially stupid, when the mytholigical Tanuki with their huge testicles are concerned.