a nine-tailed fox appears in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folklore?

Marcos Hernandez Between the Covers Podcast, Dubravka Ugrešić

Tales of the mythical fox spirit originated in China and spread to Japan and Korea. They are known for their ability to shapeshift, most often taking the form of beautiful young women. Their main mischief is to seduce men and in some stories would consume their bodies or spirits.

Modern adaptations include the Pokemon Ninetails and a character in the video game League of Legends who has the ability to consume souls and steal memories.