Yurei Attack!: The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide

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Tuttle Publishing, Jul 10, 2012 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
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Yurei is the Japanese word for "ghost." It's as simple as that. They are the souls of dead people, unable—or unwilling—to shuffle off this mortal coil. Yurei are many things, but "friendly" isn't the first word that comes to mind. Not every yurei is dangerous, but they are all driven by emotions so uncontrollably powerful that they have taken on a life of their own: rage, sadness, devotion, a desire for revenge, or even the firm belief that they are still alive.

This book, the third in the authors' bestselling Attack! series, after Yokai Attack! and Ninja Attack! gives detailed information on 39 of the creepiest yurei stalking Japan, along with detailed histories and defensive tactics should you have the misfortune to encounter one.

Ghosts include:
  • Oiwa, The Horror of Yotsuya
  • Otsuyu, The Tale of the Peony Lantern
  • The Lady Rokujo, The Tale of Genji
  • Isora, Tales of Moonlight and Rain
  • Orui, The Depths of Kasane

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Review: Yurei Attack!: The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide

User Review  - Dominique Lamssies - Goodreads

This book is EPIC and so much fun! The art is good and the writers have done their research. Not for cultural anthropologists, but any casual fan looking for some quick info will dig this book. Read full review

Review: Yurei Attack!: The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide

User Review  - Tracy Sherman - Goodreads

Very enjoyable, and a bit spooky, little book! I read the authors' Yokai Attack! and like this book even more. I have more than a passing knowledge of Yokai and Obake but learned a lot here. There is ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt are a couple who run a Tokyo-based translation company that specializes in producing the English versions of Japanese video games, comic books and literature. They are the co-authors of Yokai Attack! and Ninja Attack!, both originally published by Kodansha International and with new expanded editions from Tuttle Publishing.

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