Yokai Attack!

Yokai Attack!

You love monsters…I love monsters!

All throughout human history, monsters have existed to explain our human calamities and hardships. Nowhere, in my opinion, are the creatures more strange and wonderful as in Japan.
I finally received my English copy of the informative, yet whimsical look at the legendary monsters of Japan : Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide, by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt.

And It’s great!!!

Inside Yokai Attack!

Inside you’ll find the book has a fun and easy layout that features 42 Yokai and a great little map highlighting locations of ‘sightings’ and probable beginnings of said Yokai. Each creature’s section features: Pronunciation, English names, weapons, weakness, abundance, habitat, claim to fame, and more. You’ll also find in each section, a small history featuring pics of classic representations of the monsters in art. Also, since this is a ‘Survival Guide’ …how to better your chances in case you have the misfortune of crossing paths with one of the demons.

Yokai #30 Rokuro Kubi
Rokuro Kubi

The artwork in the book is reason enough to pick up a copy! Illustrated by manga artist Tatsuya Morino, the pictures show each Yokai in the act of what they are known best for…usually deceiving or terrifying humans!

Yokai #10 O-dokuro
O-dokuro

In vinyl toy terms, the influence of Yokai are seen again and again…in the creation, theme, and sculpts of the toys we collect. If you want a little more background on Kaiju in general, Yokai history is definitely a great place to start.

I really enjoyed this fun yet informative book and know I will refer back to it again and again, plus as I mentioned before, the artwork is really great!

Every pic above will take you to Amazon.com…don’t let a possible Yokai encounter frighten you…go in prepared by picking up a copy of this book!

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