Yokai Calling

Calling upon the Goddess is no trivial matter. In the future, I suggest you stay your tongue unless you crave the burn of her displeasure,” Aihi said. “When did Captain Todoroki leave?” “Six days ago, d-during chūjun.

Yokai Calling

A haunted empire. A wicked sorcerer on the rise. Three teenagers stand between a generation of peace and the creatures of myth seeking retribution for a dark past… In the shadow of the fallen Warlock Empire, twins Hidekazu and Masanori thrive on tales of their ancestors’ wyvern-slaying, of the wars preceding Seiryuu’s first era of peace in over a thousand years. But as the Dragon Goddess’ influence wanes, her greatest enemies return. The sorcerer who kidnaps women for a sinister purpose is only the first of many to arrive. The warrior arts previously forbidden to Hidekazu and Masanori won’t be enough to stop the wyverns, dragons, and mythical spirits rising in search of retribution. Nor will working with the future empress, their adopted sister, who steers Seiryuu's future from within the palace—and from the head of the battlefield. Their enemies seek justice not only for the crimes of the Goddess and the Warlock Empire, but also for the sins of Hidekazu and Masanori’s very own clan. Secrets run in their blood. Facing the tide of war means overcoming the Warlock Empire’s grim history… and the darkness within themselves. Jump into the world of Yumihari, a land filled with spirits, dragons, monsters, and stunning characters wielding elemental magic to save their homeland. If you love epic fight scenes, mystery and political intrigue, mythology, monsters, and mayhem, all with a touch of progression fantasy, you will love the 1500+ pages of adventure in the Yokai Calling series. Tap that buy button and experience the journey today! This omnibus edition includes the following books: Spirit of the Dragon (updated 3rd edition) The Dragon's Eye (updated 3rd edition) A Dragon's Sight Blood of Dragons

Blood of Dragons

Thank you so much for joining me for the final chapter of the Yōkai Calling series. I started writing this series in late 2018 with the intention of expanding on my main characters' backstories in a short series of novellas—but, well, ...

Blood of Dragons

BLOOD DEFINES WHAT MADE US. ACTION DEFINES WHAT MAKES US. Secrets forge families. Secrets forge empires. Secrets tear lives apart. Will the dark histories dug up by Aihi, Hidekazu, and Masanori liberate them, or are they doomed to repeat past mistakes? Aihi's enemies torched villages and killed innocents. They believed her youth and inexperience made her weak Shōgun—they were wrong. Now, it's up to her to decide how far she's willing to go to maintain the peace her mother established, and if peace is still a worthwhile dream at all. Masanori knows his existence is a threat to everyone he cares about, but to reunite with his loved ones, he'll travel back into the depths Nightmare that broke him in the first place. To free himself from the Nightmare shard that haunts him, he'll need to prove himself to an elusive kami. Otherwise, he may never see his family again. But how much is a broken man worth? To atone for the Genshu family's past atrocities, Hidekazu attempts to undo one of the Warlock Empire's oldest crimes, an act committed by the Dragon Goddess herself. To succeed, Hidekazu must accept his true nature... and the dark power that comes with it. When war threatens the trio's homeland, the twins must face the choices that set them on different paths, or this time, they will be pulled apart for good. Pick up your copy today! ~Content Warnings~ Violence, gore, self-harm. Please read at your own discretion.

Yokai Attack

The meat of a totally unrelated yokai called the Ningyo— literally, “mermaid,” though you wouldn't confuse this creature for the buxom beauties Western sailors pined after in legend—is said to have the same effect.

Yokai Attack

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.

Yokai Girls Vol 9

This yokai has long been known all over Japan. Its name can also be written with ... There is another sort of cart wheel yokai called “katarinsha," but that one is also sometimes drawn with a woman's face. | First Appears in Chapter 86 ...

Yokai Girls Vol  9

G-HOUND, the most elite fighters of GCUP, are led by Araya Yuugo...who just happens to be Yatsuki's childhood friend. Araya declares that he'll kill Yatsuki to save Nanao, but what does that even mean?! And who's this mysterious girl with a Kansai accent who's determined to meet Yatsuki?

Yokai Girls Vol 8

Similarly, in Yamaguchi prefecture, there's a yokai called a kansu-koroge, which will roll containers used for warming sake off a cliff toward their targets. They say that if this startles someone into falling, the strength of their ...

Yokai Girls Vol  8

American Kitsune Vol 10

Calling yōkai “monsters” was misleading, however. The word “yōkai” is made up of the kanji for “bewitching; attractive; calamity” and “apparition; mystery; suspicious.” They've also gone by other names, such as “ayakashi,” “mononoke,” ...

American Kitsune  Vol  10

THE WAR HAS BEGUN… Four months have passed since the war between humans and yokai began, and there seems to be no end in sight. Kevin and Lilian have been doing what they can to help, but since they’re also attending high school, taking part in a war is somewhat difficult. It’s a good thing Kevin’s boss has concocted a plan in which he and Lilian are essential. Kevin, Lilian, and Iris must travel to Los Angeles, California, and request the aid of Kuroneko, a member of the Four Saints. But wherever these three roam, trouble is sure to follow—and this time, it will take more than shonen manga antics to escape from the many dangerous and dangerously erotic situations they’re bound to run into.

Pandemonium and Parade

Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai Michael Dylan Foster ... to Japan's modernity.3Against this intellectual backdrop, it is instructive to zero in on one of EnryO's earliest yOkaigaku projects, a particular yOkai called Kokkuri.

Pandemonium and Parade

Monsters known as yōkai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks out these creatures in folklore, encyclopedias, literature, art, science, games, manga, magazines and movies, exploring their meanings in the Japanese imagination over three centuries.

Yurei Attack

The yokai called Kosode-no-te (see Yokai Attack!) is a kimono with phantom arms that enjoys frightening the individual who unwittingly puts it on. This rather playful behavior is a sharp contrast to the devastation wrought by the The ...

Yurei Attack

Yurei Attack! is a nightmare-inducing one-stop guide to Japan's traditional ghosts and spirits. Surviving encounters with angry ghosts and sexy spectres. Haunted places. Dangerous games and how to play them. And more importantly, a guided tour of what awaits in the world of the dead. 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. Japanese 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 Book 3 of 3 in the Yokai Attack! series. Others include Ninja Attack! and Yokai Attack!.

The Book of Yokai

A quick glance at DeviantART.com reveals thousands of yo-kai images from artists all around the world, and recently an American artist published a book called The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, based on the idea of hyakkiyagyo- and ...

The Book of Yokai

Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga, film, and computer games, many yokai originated in local legends, folktales, and regional ghost stories. Drawing on years of research in Japan, Michael Dylan Foster unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages. In this delightful and accessible narrative, readers will explore the roles played by these mysterious beings within Japanese culture and will also learn of their abundance and variety through detailed entries, some with original illustrations, on more than fifty individual creatures. The Book of Yokai provides a lively excursion into Japanese folklore and its ever-expanding influence on global popular culture. It also invites readers to examine how people create, transmit, and collect folklore, and how they make sense of the mysteries in the world around them. By exploring yokai as a concept, we can better understand broader processes of tradition, innovation, storytelling, and individual and communal creativity.

Rapid Automation Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

(2000/2007b), a leading ethnographer specialising in yōkai, these threatening creatures are the product of unknown and unconscious fear toward ... These liminal places are called “ikai” (i.e. the different world or the other world).

Rapid Automation  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications

Through expanded intelligence, the use of robotics has fundamentally transformed the business industry. Providing successful techniques in robotic design allows for increased autonomous mobility, which leads to a greater productivity and production level. Rapid Automation: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides innovative insights into the state-of-the-art technologies in the design and development of robotics and their real-world applications in business processes. Highlighting a range of topics such as workflow automation tools, human-computer interaction, and swarm robotics, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for computer engineers, business managers, robotic developers, business and IT professionals, academicians, and researchers.

Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

This monistic theory is called genshō-soku-jituzai (the phenomenal is the real),41 which was popular among philosophers in ... He brought these themes together in his applied psychology, which he called Yōkai Gaku (yōkai means monster, ...

Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan

Since the late nineteenth century, religious ideas and practices in Japan have become increasingly intertwined with those associated with mental health and healing. This relationship developed against the backdrop of a far broader, and deeply consequential meeting: between Japan’s long-standing, Chinese-influenced intellectual and institutional forms, and the politics, science, philosophy, and religion of the post-Enlightenment West. In striving to craft a modern society and culture that could exist on terms with – rather than be subsumed by – western power and influence, Japan became home to a religion--psy dialogue informed by pressing political priorities and rapidly shifting cultural concerns. This book provides a historically contextualized introduction to the dialogue between religion and psychotherapy in modern Japan. In doing so, it draws out connections between developments in medicine, government policy, Japanese religion and spirituality, social and cultural criticism, regional dynamics, and gender relations. The chapters all focus on the meeting and intermingling of religious with psychotherapeutic ideas and draw on a wide range of case studies including: how temple and shrine ‘cures’ of early modern Japan fared in the light of German neuropsychiatry; how Japanese Buddhist theories of mind, body, and self-cultivation negotiated with the findings of western medicine; how Buddhists, Christians, and other organizations and groups drew and redrew the lines between religious praxis and psychological healing; how major European therapies such as Freud’s fed into self-consciously Japanese analyses of and treatments for the ills of the age; and how distress, suffering, and individuality came to be reinterpreted across the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, from the southern islands of Okinawa to the devastated northern neighbourhoods of the Tohoku region after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters of March 2011. Religion and Psychotherapy in Modern Japan will be welcomed by students and scholars working across a broad range of subjects, including Japanese culture and society, religious studies, psychology and psychotherapy, mental health, and international history.

Ironmaster Other Tales

A flame-cannon, similar to that used by the Middle-Nation during the war, was mounted upon it, which made short work of gliders, and balloons that got too close. A council of the Yokai and Samurai were called together in the Imperial ...

Ironmaster   Other Tales

From the author of "The Paradox War" trilogy, a new mosaic novel set in a world of Dark Faery tale, magic, and Steampunk mad science. In 1560, Queen Elizabeth I finally sued for peace with the Faeries that plagued her lands. The new Covenant granted noble titles to those with magic and magic to those with titles. Now it's the 1980s, and after centuries of mage rule, including a recent 30 years of total war in Europa followed by 20 years of uneasy peace, the world is ready to embrace change. Over 30 tales of Airship Pirates, Flying Monsters, Alchemical Adventurers, Rocket Ninjas, Chthonic Horrors, Mad Scientists, Occult Detectives, Dog-Headed Cops, Folk-Magicians, Seelie and Unseelie Faeries, Infernal Conspiracies, Sorceress-Queens, and Punk-Rocker Spies, build into the story of a revolution, and a Civil War that will change the destiny of a whole universe.

Wayward 3

In Japan, kitsune belong to a class of yokai called henge, transformed animals who have gained supernatural powers through long life. The necessary longevity varies legend-by-legend, but in general kitsune must reach 50 years of age ...

Wayward  3

IMAGE COMICS' NEW SUPERNATURAL SENSATION! More students with strange abilities, more creatures emerging from the shadows...Rori can see patterns pulling it all together, but can she discover the secret beneath before it's too late?

American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

Yokai are nonhuman Japanese demons, sometimes called monsters, spirits, or apparitions. The original definition of yokai included anything that could be described as mysterious, weird, or bizarre, such as strange weather phenomena or ...

American Myths  Legends  and Tall Tales  An Encyclopedia of American Folklore  3 volumes

A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research


The Yokai whirls around at the sound of each chastising word. Why do they keep calling me a freak? The Yokai thinks about all the creatures she has seen tonight. The strangeness of them all, and yet she is the one everyone runs away ...


A captivating fantasy novel about demons, dreams, and a young woman teaching English in Japan. “With empathetic characters, terrifying monsters, and a cinematic feel, Yume is a dream that will keep readers awake at night.” — RICHARD FORD BURLEY, author of Displacement Cybelle teaches English in a small city in Japan. Her contract is up for renewal, her mother is begging her to come back to Canada, and she is not sure where she belongs anymore. She faces ostracism and fear daily, but she loves her job, despite its increasing difficulties. She vows to do her best — even when her sleep, appetite, and life in general start to get weird, and conforming to the rules that once helped her becomes a struggle. Meanwhile, yokai feast and cavort around Osaka and Kyoto as the barrier between their world and the human world thins. Zaniel spends his nights walking the dream world and serving his demon “bodyguard,” Akki. But there is a new yokai on the scene, and it has gotten on Akki’s bad side. When Cybelle gets caught up in the supernatural clash, she has to figure out what is real and, more importantly, what she really wants ... before her life spirals out of control altogether. A RARE MACHINES BOOK

The Kaiju Film

There is a yokai called Kuchi-sake-onna that is in the guise of a young female, who wanders the streets at night and wears a surgical mask. Behind the mask lies a hideous grin that is cut out of her flesh. The presence of the mask ties ...

The Kaiju Film

The Kaiju (strange monster or strange beast) film genre has a number of themes that go well beyond the "big monsters stomping on cities" motif. Since the seminal King Kong 1933) and the archetypal Godzilla (1954), kaiju has mined the subject matter of science run amok, militarism, capitalism, colonialism, consumerism and pollution. This critical examination of kaiju considers the entirety of the genre--the major franchises, along with less well known films like Kronos (1957), Monsters (2010) and Pacific Rim (2013). The author examines how kaiju has crossed cultures from its original folkloric inspirations in both the U.S. and Japan and how the genre continues to reflect national values to audiences.

Wayward 1

A hundred candles would be lit in a circle, and players would tell weird tales one after the other, extinguishing a single candle with each story, Players told stories of monsters—now called yokai—expounding on those same beasts from ...

Wayward  1

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FOR A NEW GENERATION! Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it's too late? JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack), STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and JOHN RAUCH (INVINCIBLE) team up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Don't miss it!

Okami A Little Red Riding Hood Retelling

The shouts of the yokai called after them. Shin turned in a circle, trying to decide their best path. “What happens if he catches us?” Akane asked as she scanned the forest behind them. Shin looked back as well. Yokai were swarming the ...

Okami  A Little Red Riding Hood Retelling

A prisoner seeking his freedom. A woman chosen by the gods. To break himself of his centuries long bondage he must capture her. Shin gave everything up for love. Uncaring whether he lives or dies, when he catches a spy in his master’s land, he lets her escape. What he hadn’t been counting on was just how cruel his master can be. Now he must catch the spy or be locked away for eternity in darkness. Pretending to be a woman, he infiltrates a woman’s only temple. Akane, the spy is head strong and determined to not trust him. But when fate sets them on a quest to save a kidnapped girl, they’re drawn together. As he falls for her, Shin finds a new reason to live. But fail to bring her back to his master and he’ll never see the light of day again.

The Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture

They are called yôkai ( bogeys ; hobgoblins ) , whereas Ultraman'and Gridman always fight kaijú ( monsters ) . Quite often the yôkai are women . In the Jû - Renjâ series the main enemy is a witch - figure called “ Bandora ” ...

The Worlds of Japanese Popular Culture

International team of authors explores Japanese popular culture, including sumo, manga and women's magazines.

The Legend of Akikumo

“In the north mountains, there is a beautiful konyoku that has recently opened up for yokai called Yamagami Konyoku. It's supposed to be for high-up kami and yokai, and you need a reservation a year in advance to get in.

The Legend of Akikumo

Ketsueki would give anything to find out why her mentor Akikumo, the last wolf in Japan, abandoned her. He left her with other kitsune at the Inari Shrine, but she doesn’t fit in. And now the other kitsune are bullying her and saying Akikumo is dead. After causing trouble for the hundredth time, the Inari, instead of punishing her, has given Ketsueki a task: she must find out what happened to Akikumo. She quickly agrees, not realizing the delinquent son of the shrine’s head priest must accompany her. Will Ketsueki be able to make peace with a human? Or will her years of resentment make this partnership impossible?