The Great Yokai War (2005)

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Directed by Takashi Miike
Producer(s) Kazuo Kuroi, Fumio Inoue, Shun Shimizu
Written by Takashi Miike, Mitsuhiko Sawamura, Tsuyohiko Itakura
Music by Koji Endo
Distributor ShochikuJP, Tokyo ShockUS
Rating PG-13US
Budget $10 million[1]
Box office ¥2 billion[2]
Running time 124 minutes
(2 hours, 4 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
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The Great Yokai War (妖怪大戦争,   Yōkai Daisensō) is a 2005 yokai fantasy film co-produced by Kadokawa, Japan Film Fund, and Nippon TV, and distributed by Shochiku. The film was released to Japanese theaters on August 16, 2005. It serves as a spiritual successor to Daiei's Yokai Monsters films of the 1960's, and is a loose remake of the second entry in the series.

Plot

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Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Takashi Miike
  • Written by   Takashi Miike, Mitsuhiko Sawamura, Tsuyohiko Itakura
  • Produced by   Fumio Inoue, Shun Shimizu
  • Executive producing by   Kazuo Kuroi, Tsuguhiko Kadokawa
  • Music by   Koji Endo
  • Cinematography by   Hideo Yamamoto
  • Edited by   Yasushi Shimamura
  • Production design by   Takashi Sasaki
  • Assistant directing by   Hideyuki Yamamoto
  • Theme song "Ai o Utaou" and Insert Song "Oshiete Jiji" performed by   Kiyoshiro Imawano, Yosuei Inoue
    • Lyrics by   Takashi Miike
    • Composed by   Kiyoshiro Imawano

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Ryunosuke Kamiki   as   Tadashi Ino
  • Hiroyuki Miyasako   as   Sata, editor for "KWAI"
  • Kaho Minami   as   Yoko Ino, Tadashi's mother
  • Riko Narumi   as   Tataru Ino, Tadashi's sister / Nopperabo
  • Shiro Sano   as   Editor-in-chief of "KWAI"
  • Miyuki Miyabe   as   Miyabe, teacher
  • Arimasa Osawa
  • Yu Tokui   as   Police officer in station
  • Itsuji Itao
  • Kon Hon   as   Old person at stand
  • Yoji Tanaka   as   Yoichi's father
  • Toshiya Nagasawa   as   Abe no Seimei
  • Kanji Tsuda   as   Tadashi's father / adult Tadashi
  • Akira Emoto   as   Farmer at cattle barn
  • Bunta Sugawara   as   Shuntaro Ino, Tadashi's grandfather
  • Masaomi Kondo   as   Shojo
  • Sadao Abe   as   Kawataro
  • Mai Takahashi   as   Kawahime
  • Takashi Okamura   as   Azukiarai
  • Junko Takeuchi   as   Sunekosuri
  • Mao Sasaki   as   Sunekosuri (angry)
  • Hiromasa Taguchi   as   Ippondatara
  • Kenichi Endo   as   Daitengu
  • Toshie Negishi   as   Sunakakebaba
  • Asumi Miwa   as   Rokurokubi
  • Rei Yoshi   as   Yukionna
  • Toru Hotohara   as   Tofukozo
  • Renji Ishibashi   as   Okubi
  • Kiyoshiro Imawano   as   Nurarihyon
  • Naoto Takenaka   as   Aburasumashi
  • Tokitoshi Shioda   as   Moryo / Gozu
  • NORIYASU   as   Itsukinokaminari
  • Etsuko Mura   as   Yanagibaba
  • Yoriko Matsukubo   as   Kajigababa
  • Kumiko Imai   as   Ubume
  • Minori Fujiku   as   Bakeneko / Kejoro
  • Yamada Mame   as   Noderabo / Kooni


  • Mitsuru Akahoshi   as   Amefurikozo / Hyakume
  • Hachiro Ika   as   Nandobaba / Kooni
  • Koichi Funayama   as   Nurikabe
  • Kenta Tamahashi   as   Sodehikikozo
  • Takeru Hirono   as   Mitsumekozo / Hitotsumekozo
  • Hiroyuki Otake   as   Kodama / Kamikiri
  • NC Akahide   as   Karasutengu / Kamikiri
  • Miho Harita   as   Buruburu
  • Nobuo Fujiyama   as   Tenome
  • So Shikata   as   Yamawaro
  • Yuji Takatsuki   as   Namabake
  • Eiji Morisaki   as   Dotabo
  • Makoto Arakawa   as   Aobozu
  • Yasuaki Sekita   as   Setotaisho
  • Hiroshi Kobayashi   as   Otoshiro / Nuppeppo
  • Takeko Shimizu   as   Ubagabi
  • Katsuhiko Watanabe, Kiyoshi Hayashi, Kan Yamaguchi, Sensaku Sawada   as   Tateyamakaeru
  • Noriko Konno   as   Oshiroibaba
  • Masamichi Sakai   as   Mujina
  • Satoshi Shimada   as   Kurokamikiri
  • Shigehide Kajiyama   as   Aooni
  • Makoto Tokizaki   as   Hossumori
  • Junji Sanechika   as   Kurabokko
  • Yuki Hasegawa   as   Ohagurobettari
  • Salmon Sakeyama   as   Nuribotoke
  • Masumi Shinbori   as   Honeonna
  • Toshie Suzuki   as   Mikaribaba
  • Tetsuta Yoshida   as   Tenjoname
  • Hiroyuki Ishiga   as   Mikishinyudo
  • Shohei Uno   as   Son Goku
  • Junya Inoue   as   Momonji
  • Karen Oshima   as   Hakononakanoshojo
  • Hiroshi Aramata   as   Gorozaemon Sanmoto
  • Natsuhiko Kyogoku   as   Shinoakugoro
  • Shigeru Mizuki   as   Great yokai elder
  • Chiaki Kuriyama   as   Agi, the bird-catching sprite
  • Etsushi Toyokawa   as   Yasunori Kato

English dub

  • Stephanie Sheh   as   Yoko Ino, Tadashi's mother

Appearances

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Monsters

  • Shojo
  • Kawataro
  • Kawahime
  • Azukiarai
  • Sunekosuri
  • Ippondatara
  • Daitengu
  • Sunakakebaba
  • Rokurokubi
  • Yukionna
  • Tofukozo
  • Okubi
  • Nurarihyon
  • Aburasumashi
  • Moryo
  • Gozu
  • Itsukinokaminari
  • Hinoenma
  • Yanagibaba
  • Kajigababa
  • Ubume
  • Bakeneko
  • Kejoro
  • Noderabo
  • Amefurikozo
  • Hyakume
  • Nandobaba
  • Kooni
  • Nopperabo
  • Nurikabe
  • Sodehikikozo
  • Mitsumekozo
  • Hitotsumekozo
  • Kodama
  • Karasutengu
  • Kamikiri
  • Buruburu
  • Tenome
  • Kappa
  • Namahage
  • Dorotabo
  • Aobozu
  • Setotaisho
  • Otoshiro
  • Nuppeppo
  • Ubagabi
  • Tateyamakaeru
  • Oshiroibaba
  • Mujina
  • Kurokamikiri
  • Futakuchionna
  • Kaburanotodo
  • Koropokkuru
  • Kameosa
  • Akaoni
  • Aooni
  • Hososhi
  • Mokugyodaruma
  • Hossumori
  • Hakuzosu
  • Inugami
  • Jorogumo
  • Tesso
  • Yobuko
  • Tsuchikorobi
  • Kurabokko
  • Ohagurobettari
  • Nozokibo
  • Nuribotoke
  • Honeonna
  • Mikaribaba
  • Tenjoname
  • Mikoshinyudo
  • Son Goku
  • Momonji
  • Hakononakanoshojo
  • Gorozaemon Sanmoto
  • Shinnoakugoro
  • Great yokai elder
  • Agi
  • Yasunori Kato
  • Qilin
  • Ittanmomen
  • Bakekasa
  • Takurobi
  • Kudan
  • Wanyudo
  • Ungaikyo
  • Tokkurikorogashi
  • Mokumokuren
  • Bakechochin
  • Sentakugitsune
  • Bakedaneki
  • Tetsudaoni
  • Seimenoni
  • Shibaten
  • Zashikidono
  • Iyaya
  • Okinbo
  • Aburashibori
  • Atamayama
  • Kidoko
  • Akubozu
  • Orabidako
  • Ojimujimun
  • Mehitotsugoro
  • Omanagu
  • Koppatengu
  • Tsuntaro
  • Mehitotsubozu
  • Ikkakudon
  • Namekujira
  • Nunogarami
  • Sarutenbanko
  • Kamanari
  • Ryumodoki
  • Namera
  • Aotengu
  • Akagami
  • Kawantaro
  • Yamahito
  • Junibo
  • Mitsumegumo
  • Yanari
  • Makizappo
  • Kanibo
  • Neneko
  • Suitenbo
  • Igusanokesabo
  • Kyusenbo
  • Shidaidaka
  • Nishakubo
  • Yumemakura
  • Mintsuchi
  • Dotengu
  • Nuribo
  • Isotengu
  • Kobuji
  • Sankakudon
  • Gafu
  • Onbonoyasu
  • Pishayanamun
  • Suitenokina
  • Gamera (mentioned)
  • Unnamed Yokai


Gallery

Main article: The Great Yokai War/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • The Yokai War (French title; La Guerre des Yokai)
  • War of the Demons - The Great Yokai War (German title; Krieg der Dämonen - The Great Yokai War)
  • The War of Ghosts (Italian title; La Guerra dei Fantasmi)
  • The Great Goblin War (Russian title; Великая Война Гоблинов)

Theatrical releases

Video releases

Universe DVD (2006)

  • Region: 3
  • Discs: 2
  • Audio: Cantonese (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX), Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, DTS ES 6.1)
  • Subtitles: Chinese (Traditional), English, Chinese (Simplified)

Tokyo Shock DVD (2006)

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 2
  • Audio: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Special features: Making of documentary, cast interviews, World Yokai Conference documentary, yokai profiles, still gallery.

HK Video DVD/Blu-ray (2014)

Sequel

Main article: The Great Yokai War: Guardians.

Videos

Trailers

Japanese The Great Yokai War trailer

Trivia

  • Gamera is referenced in the film as the enemy's base flies over Tokyo.
  • Kuwantaro makes reference to the series GeGeGe no Kitaro on at least one occasion. The creator of the series, Shigeru Mizuki, later makes a cameo in the film as a yokai elder.

External links

References

This is a list of references for The Great Yokai War. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Aiken, Keith. The Great Yokai War. SciFi Japan. Retrieved on 15 June 2021.
  2. http://www.eiren.org/toukei/img/eiren_kosyu/data_2005.pdf

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