The Great Yokai War: Guardians (2021)

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Directed by Takashi Miike
Producer(s) Misako Saka, Norikazu Tsubaki, Tsuguhiko Kadokawa (executive),
Hiroshi Aramata (executive), et al.
Written by Yusuke Watanabe
Music by Koji Endo
Production company OLM
Distributor Toho/KadokawaJP
Rating G
Budget To be announced
Box office To be announced
Running time 117 minutes
(1 hour, 57 minutes)
This article concerns an upcoming subject, and will be updated with new information as it arises.

The Great Yokai War: Guardians (妖怪大戦争 ガーディアンズ,   Yōkai Daisensō Gādianzu) is an upcoming 2021 tokusatsu fantasy film. A sequel to the 2005 Kadokawa film The Great Yokai War, it is to be released to Japanese theaters by Toho and Kadokawa on August 13, 2021.


Ancient fossils sleeping in Fossa Magna have gathered together and transformed into a giant yokai. The destination is Tokyo. Only the yokai were aware of the truth about this invasion, which seems to humans to be a natural disaster. If nothing is done, the world will be destroyed. This can be stopped by Watanabe, an elementary school student in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture, who inherits the blood of the legendary monster hunter. Suddenly, the great adventure of the boy who was selected as the "hero who saves the world" and the yokai who involved him begins now.


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

  • Directed by   Takashi Miike
  • Written by   Yusuke Watanabe
  • Executive producer   Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, Hiroshi Aramata
  • Co-executive producers   Daiji Horiuchi, Hiroyasu Matsuoka, Yukio Kawasaki, Toshiaki Okuno, Katsumi Nagata, Tomohito Matsushita, Susumu Fujita, Junji Igarashi
  • Produced by   Korikazu Tsubaki, Misako Saka
  • Co-producer   Shigeji Maeda
  • Line producers   Tomoyuki Imai, Tomonori Aoki
  • Associate producers   Shigeo Minakami, Reiko Imayasu
  • Assistant producer   Hana Tsuchikawa
  • Music by   Koji Endo
  • Theme song "Yes, Isn't It?"
    • Performed by   Ikimonogakari
    • Written and composed by   Yoshiki Mizuno
    • Arranged by   Takashi Kondo, Yusuke Tatsuzaki, Yusuke Tanaka
  • Cinematography by   Hideo Yamamoto
  • Edited by   Naoichiro Sagara
  • Production design by   Yuji Hayashida
  • 1st assistant director   Raku Nagao
  • VFX supervisor   Kaori Otagaki


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




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U.S. release

The American premiere of The Great Yokai War: Guardians will take place on August 28, 2021, as part of the Japan Cuts film festival held by the Japan Society in New York City.[1]

Manga adaptation

Main article: The Great Yokai War: Guardians (manga).

A manga adaptation of The Great Yokai War: Guardians illustrated by Sanami Suzuki began being serialized in Monthly Shonen Ace in December of 2020.



Japanese trailer
Japanese special announcement trailer
Japanese special announcement trailer #2
Japanese teaser trailer


Behind the scenes clips
The Great Yokai War:
press conference


External links


This is a list of references for The Great Yokai War: Guardians. 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. The Great Yokai War: Guardians. Japan Society. Retrieved on 23 July 2021.


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