The fact that Japanese used to believe that ALL foxes were magical and so are many foxes in japanese fiction (especially anime), doesn't change that the term "kitsune", per se, doesn't imply any supernatural characteristic and therefore, there's no reason to call anything "kitsune", unless you are speaking proper japanese.
They take on the shape of a human being to seduce others, and not unlike a vampire, they slowly feed on people's life force, able to do so in multiple short sessions.
A Kitsune can have up to nine tails, and the more tails it has, the older and wiser it is.
At the point where it has nine tails, its fur will also turn golden.
A rather well-known kitsune is Tails, the best friend of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Because of his age, he doesn't have the shapeshifting lifedraining capabilities others of his race have.
In fact, since he has only two tails, Tails is considered a very basic and young kitsune.
Possibly because of his age (8).
Hipster 2: Fetch! *sweeps bangs*
In some anime's/manga's, they're cute little things in a chibi form that are so adorable and cute that you want to hug it forever, and in some cases they're voice can be so high and annoying you'd wanna shoot it.
They are demons, in a way, but keep in mind, this is a mythalogical creature, is only seen in anime, manga, and ur imagination.
randomgirl2: No... and if you say 'kawaii' again i'll shoot you in the face.
randomgirl1: ohhh T.T||||