The Great Yokai War (2005)
|Daiei/Kadokawa yokai films|
The Great Yokai War (妖怪大戦争 is a Yōkai Daisensō)2005 yokai fantasy film directed and co-written (with Mitsuhiko Sawamura and Tsuyohiko Itakura) by Takashi Miike based on the novel of the same name by Hiroshi Aramata, with digital effects directed by Kaori Otagaki. Financed by the The Great Yokai War Production Committee—consisting of Kadokawa Pictures, the Japan Film Fund, and Nippon TV—and produced by Kadokawa Pictures, it stars Ryunosuke Kamiki, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Masaomi Kondo, Sadao Abe, Seiko Iwaido, Takashi Okamura, Chiaki Kuriyama, Bunta Sugawara, Etsushi Toyokawa, Naoto Takenaka, Kiyoshiro Imawano, Kenichi Endo, Hiromasa Taguchi, Kaho Minami, Shiro Sano, Renji Ishibashi, and Akira Emoto. Shochiku released the film to Japanese theaters on August 16, 2005.
A spiritual successor to Daiei's Yokai Monsters trilogy, the film is officially a remake of its second entry Spook Warfare (1968), with which it shares its Japanese title, though the two films' plots differ significantly. It was followed by a loose sequel, The Great Yokai War: Guardians, in 2021.
|“I knew that『plot』wasn't up to much.”
This plot synopsis is missing or incomplete.
Please help by editing this section.
To be added.
Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.
- Directed by Takashi Miike
- Written by Takashi Miike, Mitsuhiko Sawamura, Tsuyohiko Itakura
- Based on the novel by Hiroshi Aramata
- Chief executive producer Tsuguhiko Kadokawa
- Production team "Kwai" Shigeru Mizuki, Hiroshi Aramata, Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Miyuki Miyabe
- Executive producer Kazuo Kuroi
- Planned by Naoki Sato
- Produced by Fumio Inoue
- Line producer Nobuhiro Izuka
- Associate producers Daisuke Kadoya, Shun Shimizu
- CGI producer Misako Saka
- Music by Koji Endo
- Theme song "Ai o Utaou" and insert song "Oshiete Jiji"
- Performed by Kiyoshiro Imawano, Yosuei Inoue
- Lyrics by Takashi Miike
- Composed by Kiyoshiro Imawano
- Cinematography by Hideo Yamamoto
- Edited b Yasushi Shimamura
- Production design by Takashi Sasaki
- 1st assistant director Hideyuki Yamamoto
- CGI director Kaori Otagaki
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Stephanie Sheh as Yoko Ino, Tadashi's mother
|This section is a work in progress.
Please help in the creation of this article
by expanding or improving it.
- Main article: The Great Yokai War/Gallery.
- The Yokai War (La Guerre des Yokai; France)
- War of the Demons - The Great Yokai War (Krieg der Dämonen - The Great Yokai War; Germany)
- The War of Ghosts (La Guerra dei Fantasmi; Italy)
- The Great Goblin War (Великая Война Гоблинов; Russia)
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)
- Region: B/2
- Discs: 3 (One Blu-ray disc, two DVDs)
- Audio: Japanese (DTS-HD 5.1), French (DTS-HD 5.1)
- Subtitles: French
- Notes: Packaged with Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters, Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare, and Yokai Monsters: Along with Ghosts.
- Main article: The Great Yokai War: Guardians.
- Gamera is referenced in the film as the enemy's base flies over Tokyo.
- The manga series Gegege no Kitaro is referenced numerous times throughout the film.
- Tadashi visits Sakaiminato, the town where series creator Shigeru Mizuki was born. Sakaiminato has been turned into a sort of tribute to the mangaka, Tadashi even visiting a museum dedicated to his work.
- Bronze statues of yokai were constructed and distributed throughout Sakaiminato, all in the likeness of the designs Shigeru Mizuki made. One of the ones Tadashi passes is of Kitaro himself.
- A costume character of Nekomusume helps guide Tadashi towards the Shigeru Mizuki museum.
- When rallying the troops, Kuwantaro confronts an Ittan Momen, saying that it was so brave in the Gegege no Kitaro manga.
- When flying to the enemies' base, Kawahime and Tadashi sit in wicker baskets carried by demon crows. This was a common way of transport for Kitaro in his own series.
- Shigeru Mizuki himself appears as the yokai elder.
- Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare is referenced by Rokurokubi, stating that she "already stuck her neck out once".
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: 
Showing 5 comments. When commenting, please remain respectful of other users, stay on topic, and avoid role-playing and excessive punctuation. Comments which violate these guidelines may be removed by administrators.