Monsters at War: The Great Yōkai Wars, 1968–2005

  title={Monsters at War: The Great Yōkai Wars, 1968–2005},
  author={Z{\'i}lia Papp},
  pages={225 - 239}
  • Z. Papp
  • Published 31 January 2010
  • Art
  • Mechademia
Miike Takashi, the Japanese director of infamous films such as Koroshiya Ichi (2001, Ichi the Killer) and Zehuraaman (2004, Zebraman), surprised audiences by directing the 2005 remake of the 1968 horror/fantasy Sim, Yokai daisenso (The Great Yoked War).1 With its cast of cute folkloric monsters (generically referred to in Japanese as yokai), this was the first child-friendly movie produced by Miike, whose work is better known for excessive Tarantino-like violence, gangster stories, and blood… 
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