yokai

Classic yokai anime GeGeGe no Kitaro gets spooky stage play adaptation this summer

Key cast members and visuals were also just released, including a very big name in the world of voice acting.

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Shigeru Mizuki’s world of Japanese yokai comes to life in new exhibition in Tokyo

“Betobeto-san” © 水木プロダクション (Mizuki Productions)

A parade of monsters is coming to Roppongi Hills this summer, and it sounds like a treat! 

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The most unusual ATM in Japan? Banking with yokai spirits who want to know your PIN

Bank earns praise for unique way of warning customers about sneaky souls in the area.

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Tempura yokai are here to terrorize and tantalize capsule toy fans【Photos】

Proving that anything can be used for tempura.

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The Japanese train station famous for mysterious dancing cats

Magical legend lives on at Odoriba Station.

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A visit to “the most blessed kappa statues in all of Japan”【Photos】

The fabled yokai water imps at this shrine want to make you happy for your whole life.

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Keep wishing for the end of coronavirus with sickness-preventing yokai signature seals

When it comes to preventing a plague, you’ll want to do everything you can!

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New conspiracy theory emerges that Shinzo Abe is legendary yokai Amabie

Alright, now hear me out on this one…

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Essential Inuyasha episodes to rewatch before the Yashahime anime sequel airs this fall

Today we’re counting down some pivotal episodes before the release of Yashahime this October. 

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Magical yokai from Edo Period with powers against sickness makes appearance as cute doughnut

In these trying times, no one can be blamed for trying to get as much help as possible to keep safe from coronavirus, even if it’s from a mythical yokai.

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Japanese yokai starts appearing on Twitter to prevent the spread of COVID-19

People in Japan are turning to the mysterious Amabie to help us through the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Disney knows what yokai are, teaches Japanese vocabulary word to Donald Duck【Video】

Kappa and kasa obake are among the creatures menacing Donald and his feathered friends.

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Hyakki Yagyo: Night Parade of 100 Demons scares tourists in Kyoto【Videos】

Japan’s most terrifying ghouls, monsters and demons come out to frighten the public on a street believed to border the spirit world.

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Japanese family hears noises at night from room of dead grandma, finds creatures living in walls

Video captures chilling mystery’s heartwarming solution.

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Yokai Train in Kyoto offers a fun and fright-filled ride of ghosts and demons

Care to be seated next to a mythological monster from Japanese folklore? 

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Male grooming brand creates bizarre manga, features cloth demon reincarnated as a body wipe

Leave your skin feeling fresh and clean with a demonic moist towelette.

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Anime lingerie takes a walk on the wild side with GeGeGe no Kitaro fundoshi from Japan

This possessed cotton spirit will scare everyone away from your private parts.

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Is this pet kitty in Japan a real-life nekomata mythical cat monster?

Could the evil yokai cats truly be among us?

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The granddaddy of yokai anime, Gegege no Kitaro, gets an unexpected salute as it reaches the half-century milestone.

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Celebrate National Cucumber Day by learning about the cucumber-loving yokai, the kappa

Why DO kappa flip their lids for cucumber? No better time to investigate that than June 14, recognized around the globe as Cucumber Day.

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