Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide

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Tuttle Publishing, Aug 10, 2012 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 208 pages
15 Reviews
Yokai Attack! is a nightmare-inducing one-stop guide to Japan's traditional monsters and creepy-crawlies.

Yokai are ethereal sorts of beings, like ghosts, nearly always encountered at night; everyone has their own take on how they might look in real life and what sorts of specific characteristics and abilities they might have. This book is the result of long hours spent poring over data and descriptions from a variety of sources, including microfilms of eighteenth-century illustrations from the national Diet Library in Tokyo, in order to bring you detailed information on almost 50 of these amazing creatures for the first time in English.

Illustrations, created by the talented Tatsuya Morino, detail the potential appearance of each yokai. Alongside each illustration is a series of "data points," with each yokai's important features at a glance—especially handy for any potential close encounters.

Yokai Attack! will surely convince you that Japan's tradition of fascinating monsters is a long one—yet far from being history.
Together with Yurei Attack! and Ninja Attack!, Yokai Attack! is the last guidebook to Japan you'll ever need.

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Review: Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide

User Review  - Serena M. Ogawa - Goodreads

It's a good introduction into youkai legends. It presents the information well and in a fun way. I was hoping for a more in depth and anecdotal book. But I enjoyed it. Read full review

Review: Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide

User Review  - Goodreads

It's a good introduction into youkai legends. It presents the information well and in a fun way. I was hoping for a more in depth and anecdotal book. But I enjoyed it. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Matt Alt and Hiroko Yoda are a husband and wife team 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 Ninja Attack! and Yurei Attack!, both originally published by Kodansha International and with new expanded editions from Tuttle Publishing.

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