Yokai Monsters series

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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 following it in 2021.


Other media

Yokai featured

Yokai with official names listed in alphabetical order. May be incomplete.

Related films

Unofficial entries

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

Spiritual successors

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

Reboot series

External links


  1. Also simply called "Kappa."
  2. Also called "Mitsumenyudo," "Mitsumebozu," "Umipirorin," or "Umiperorin."
  3. Also called "Nimenjo."


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