Yurei Attack! The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide

[Video Link] Here's the highly polished trailer for a very cool book I received this week, called Yurei Attack! The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide

Yurei is the Japanese word for "ghost." It's as simple as that. They are the souls of dead people, unable—or unwilling—to shuffle off this mortal coil. Yurei are many things, but "friendly" isn't the first word that comes to mind. Not every yurei is dangerous, but they are all driven by emotions so uncontrollably powerful that they have taken on a life of their own: rage, sadness, devotion, a desire for revenge, or even the firm belief that they are still alive.

This book, the third in the authors' bestselling Attack! series, after Yokai Attack! and Ninja Attack! gives detailed information on 39 of the creepiest yurei stalking Japan, along with detailed histories and defensive tactics should you have the misfortune to encounter one.

Yurei Attack! The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide


  1. I was a young and smarmy intellectual in Okinawa when I was dared to stand on a marked spirit stone.  I could only stand three seconds before I jumped three feet off that rock.  I don’t understand it, but I know it wasn’t imagined.  Try it.

    1. Do you pay the ticket if I stay more than 10 seconds? Provided, that I don’t have to  move because of other reasons not associated with supernatural phenomena?

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