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.

Films[edit | edit source]

Other media[edit | edit source]

Yokai featured[edit | edit source]

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

Related films[edit | edit source]

Unofficial entries[edit | edit source]

Spiritual successors[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

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


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