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 The Great Yokai War Guardians (executive), OLM
Distributor Toho/KadokawaJP
Rating G
Budget To be announced
Box office To be announced
Running time 117 minutes
(1 hour, 57 minutes)
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Do you have true courage? ( (まこと)の勇気はあるか――)
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The Great Yokai War: Guardians (妖怪大戦争 ガーディアンズ,   Yōkai Daisensō Gādianzu) is a 2021 tokusatsu kaiju fantasy film produced by the Great Yokai War Guardians. A sequel to the 2005 Kadokawa film The Great Yokai War, Toho and Kadokawa released it to Japanese theaters on August 13, 2021.

Description[edit | edit source]

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.

Plot[edit | edit source]

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Staff[edit | edit source]

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

  • Directed by   Takashi Miike
  • Written by   Yusuke Watanabe
  • Executive producers   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

Cast[edit | edit source]

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

  • Kokoro Terada   as   Kei Watanabe
  • Hana Sugisaki   as   Fox-Faced Woman
  • Rei Inomata   as   Dai Watanabe
  • Nanako Matsushima   as   Reika Watanabe
  • Kazuki Kitamura   as   Watanabe no Tsuna
  • Sakura Ando   as   Ubume
  • Koji Okura   as   Shojo
  • Takahiro Miura   as   Tengu
  • Taro Nakatani, Koki Takeda, Momiki Yoshito, Kazuya Murakami, Kazuki Miki   as   Tengu elites
  • Yuko Oshima   as   Yukionna
  • Eiji Akaso   as   Amanojaku
  • SUMIRE   as   Ibaraki Doji
  • Noritaka Hamao   as   Shuten Doji
  • Hiroki Suetsugu   as   Matsukioni
  • Koji Kurosawa   as   Kuromitsuki
  • Ryuji Kasahara   as   Kasajaki
  • So Kaku   as   Kakuoni
  • Justice Iwakura   as   Kaikinki
  • Amon Mochizuki   as   Amonki
  • Catcher Nakazawa   as   Onisawamaru
  • Hayato Takenaka   as   Junakki
  • Takashi Kitadai   as   Hokuoki
  • Takuma Sugawara   as   demon servant of Shuten Doji
  • Kenshiro Kato   as   Ryo
  • Mitieri Rokoua Tsuruta   as   Denny
  • Tsuguru Tamura   as   Toshi
  • Takashi Okamura   as   Azukiarai
  • Kenichi Endo   as   Yadokai
  • Renji Ishibashi   as   Okubi
  • HIKAKIN   as   Hikakin
  • Akira Emoto   as   Old man
  • Nao Omori   as   Nurarihyon
  • Takao Osawa   as   Inugami Gyobu
  • Hiroshi Aramata   as   Amefurikozo
  • Futa Kimura   as   Kappa
  • Etsuko Kozakura   as   Sunekosuri
  • Tame Yamada   as   Makuragaeshi
  • Hihio Iwanaga   as   Tenome
  • Yoshi Kuroiwa   as   Togakushi no Kijo
  • Taro Suwa   as   Sunakakebaba
  • Myra Meadows   as   Rokurokubi
  • Kosuke Nakado   as   Nuppeppo
  • Takashi Ota   as   Kijimuna
  • Asuka Hamaru   as   Futakuchionna
  • Sakichi Sato   as   Tofukozo
  • Riria Yamada   as   Zashikiwarashi
  • Aya Kitai   as   Kawauso
  • Kazunori Hashimoto   as   Shibaten
  • Yuzuna Satomi   as   Aburasumashi
  • Shinya Nakano   as   Hyosube
  • Bob Suzuki   as   Wanyudo
  • Kae Onuki   as   Ubagabi
  • Mayu Hanayoshi   as   Hitotsumekozo
  • Yuji Takanashi   as   Kamikiri
  • Ryusei Kitagawa   as   Seto Taisho
  • Shinsuke Abe   as   Gadogawa
  • Kota   as   Dark Cat
  • Hyuganatsu   as   Nakatomi no Kaze Yokai
  • Tiernan   as   Count Dracula
  • Amon Ishida   as   Mummy
  • Makoto Nagatomo   as   Merman
  • Angelia D.   as   Mermaid
  • Taichi Shimizu   as   Cyclops
  • Irina Legostaeva   as   Medusa
  • Chris D.   as   Frankenstein
  • Takayuki Nishimura   as   Yeti
  • Julian Jolivet   as   Satyr
  • Marina Z.H.   as   Witch
  • Daniel M.   as   Clown
  • Takumi Kato   as   Zombie
  • Ayaka N.   as   Mae Nak
  • Ryosuke Yusa   as   Xingtian
  • Hideki Togi   as   himself
  • Ryunosuke Kamiki   as   Yasunori Kato

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

  • Kijimuna
  • Futakuchionna
  • Tofukozo
  • Zashikiwarashi
  • Kawauso
  • Shibaten
  • Aburasumashi
  • Hyosube
  • Wanyudo
  • Ubagabi
  • Hitotsumekozo
  • Kamikiri
  • Seto Taisho
  • Konakijiji
  • Rolling sake bottle
  • Ittanmomen
  • Karakasakozo
  • Gadogawa
  • Dark Cat
  • Nakatomi no Kaze Yokai
  • Count Dracula
  • Mummy
  • Merman
  • Mermaid
  • Cyclops
  • Medusa
  • Frankenstein
  • Yeti
  • Satyr
  • Witch
  • Clown
  • Zombie
  • Mae Nak
  • Xingtian
  • Troll
  • Haunted doll
  • Security yokai
  • Miscellaneous yokai
  • Daidarabotchi (mentioned, indirect)


Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Great Yokai War: Guardians/Gallery.

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

  • Japan - August 13, 2021
  • Canada - August 25, 2021 [Fantasia Film Fest]
  • United States - August 28, 2021 [Japan Cuts][1]

U.S. release[edit | edit source]

The American premiere of The Great Yokai War: Guardians took place on August 28, 2021, as part of the Japan Cuts film festival held by the Japan Society in New York City.[2]

Manga adaptation[edit | edit source]

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.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trailers[edit | edit source]

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

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Behind the scenes clips
The Great Yokai War:
Guardians
press conference

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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