Japanese monsters, and how to survive their wrath: YOKAI ATTACK


13 Responses to “Japanese monsters, and how to survive their wrath: YOKAI ATTACK”

  1. Ugly Canuck says:

    I second wooot and I give two tentacles up for The Great Yokai War.
    Most refreshing.

  2. A New Challenger says:

    Looks like I found a Christmas gift for my sister!

  3. Anonymous says:

    there are some cool Japanese monster photos from the IRC Japanese studies library

  4. Anonymous says:

    The character “Sandy” from the late 70s cult favorite “Monkey” is a Kappa. Not sure if that aired in the US, but it was a big hit here in Australia.


  5. feuilletoniste says:

    I gave my sister the Dalek Survival Guide as an engagement present. No home should be without one!

  6. nanuq says:

    I think I would continue to lead a full life without ever knowing about the Shiri-Kajiri Mushi (Butt-Biting Bug). As Japanese monsters go, Godzilla is probably easier to make movies about.

  7. w000t says:

    Also check out The Great Yokai War if you enjoy yokai.

  8. mordicai says:

    Once again, DnD geeks represent; we’ve been reading monster manuals for thirty years. (Yeah, yeah, Malleus Malificarum in the hiz-ouse too…)

  9. Anonymous says:

    I knew about the kappa but the mentioning of this book is the first I heard of ancient japanese monster stories of giant squids specificaly.

    mario is sooo japanese myth without americans noticing!

    kappa = koopa
    giant squid = blooper.

    what the hell do the shy guys represent?

  10. Darren Garrison says:

    Yokai and Japanese folklore are one of my areas of interest (yes, I have the above book, plus some in Japanese, which I can’t actually read).

    /shameless self promotion

    Here are a few Japanese scrolls that I’ve stitched together in Photoshop from Japanese sites that display the scrolls in Zoomify panels (involving up to several hundred frames being stiched together)


    I have another scroll I’ve been working on, larger (in number of scan sections, not necessarily in size of the original scroll) than all of the rest. I haven’t finished or posted it yet, though.

    /shameless self promotion

    Also good to visit would be one of the resources mentioned on my page– http://www.obakemono.com.

  11. Church says:

    What, no stats?

  12. Matt Staggs says:

    yes, but how many hit dice does it have?

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