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The Yokai Monsters series (妖怪シリーズ,   Yōkai Shirīzu?, lit. Yokai Series), also called the Daiei Yokai Trilogy (大映の妖怪三部作,   Daiei no Yōkai Sanbusaku?), is a trilogy of unconnected tokusatsu horror films produced by Daiei which feature Japanese monsters from mythology known as yokai. All three entries were directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda and Yoshiyuki Kuroda from 1968 to 1969. The Great Yokai War, a modern-day reimagining of the second film in the trilogy, was directed by Takashi Miike in 2005, with a sequel to follow in 2021.

Films[]

Other media[]

  • Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters (1968) - Weekly Shonen King manga adaptation
  • Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare (1968) - Bessatsu Adventure King manga adaptation
  • Yokai Monsters: Along with Ghosts (1969) - Weekly Shonen King manga adaptation
  • The Great Yokai War: Guardians (2021) - Kadokawa Shoten Manga adaptation

Yokai featured[]

Listed in alphabetical order. May be incomplete.

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  • Aburasumashi
  • Aobozu
  • Aokappa
  • Bachochin
  • Daimon
  • Dorotabo
  • Hannya
  • Hitodetsubo
  • Hyosube
  • Ikkakudaio
  • Jakotsubaba
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  • Kagebozu
  • Kaiboku
  • Kappa
  • Karakasakozo
  • Karasutengu
  • Kejoro
  • Kyokotsu
  • Mitsumekozo
  • Mitsumenyudo
  • Momonji
  • Nimenonna
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  • Nobiagari
  • Nopperabo
  • Nuppeppo
  • Nurarihyon
  • Oitekebori
  • Okubi
  • Onmoraki
  • Otoroshi
  • Raijin
  • Rokurokubi
  • Suijin
  • Yuki-onna
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  • Suisha
  • Tengu
  • Tonzura
  • Tsuchikorobi
  • Ubagabi
  • Umaoni
  • Umibozu
  • Umipirorin
  • Umiperorin
  • Ungaikyo
  • Ushioni

Related films[]

Unofficial entries[]

  • The Seven Wonders of Honjo (1937) - inspiration for Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters; produced by Shinko Kinema, later acquired by Daiei
  • The Invisible Swordsman (1970) - fourth yokai-oriented Daiei movie directed by Yoshiyuki Kuroda and written by Tetsuro Yoshida

Spiritual successors[]

  • Yokai Heaven (1986) - direct-to-video film originally intended as an unofficial reboot to the Yokai Monsters series
  • Yokai Heaven: Ghost Hero (1990) - sequel to Yokai Heaven
  • Sakuya: The Demon Slayer (2000) - modern yokai film heavily inspired by the Yokai Monsters series

Reboot series[]

  • The Great Yokai War (2005) - remake of Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare
  • The Great Yokai War: Guardians (2021) - original sequel to The Great Yokai War

External links[]

Kadokawa Pictures
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