Tanuko is one of two stage 4 bosses in Sexy Parodius. He is a large tanuki with what appears to be gloves and a mask. He also wears a green bottle around his body and has a strange pink body part, presumably testicles, behind said bottle.
When the battle begins, he will run to the left, and wrap around to the right side of the screen. He will summon rocks to hit the player, sometimes dropping a breakable machine. Occasionally he will walk to the left and wrap around to the right side of the screen as he did in the beginning.
If the player shoots him a number of times in the testicles, he will turn into the female tanuki seen on the right and shoot three homing kisses at the player.
- His exaggerated look, according to Japanese beliefs, is common for tanukis. Examples can be seen in game series like Pocky & Rocky or Ganbare Goemon.
- Tanuko is the only boss in the Parodius series who has two hitboxes.
|Characters||Vic Viper and Lord British • Ivan and Toby • Hikaru and Akane • Mambo and Samba • Michael and Gabriel • Koitsu and Aitsu • Option and Multiple • Shooting Star and Black Viper|
|Stages||Stage 1 • Stage 2 • Stage 3A • Stage 3B • Stage 4A • Stage 4B • Stage 5 • Stage X • Stage 6 • Special Stage|
|Bosses||Corn Chiwa • Toilet Penguin • Otohmia • Medusa • Penguin Crane • Tanuko the Tanuki • Candy Core • Capsule Monster Cappuccino • Captain Penguin Nohusuki III • Eagle Sabu • Hot Lips • Yuko • Casino Gunwall • Kaori • Sexy Star|