Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mo' yokai yokai yokai!

My aunt has a a small LAN at her place so I am able to post this while away from home.

This week I have three more yôkai entries thanks to a new book that will be out in North America in October.

Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide by Yoda Hiroko and Matt Alt, published by Kodansha International.

akai-kami-aoi-kami (red paper blue paper) 赤紙青紙

akamanto (red mantle) 赤マント

futakuchi-onna (two mouthed woman) 二口女

The book is already out in Japan, however it looks like the publisher wants to wait for the Halloween season before releasing it here. I will have a review in a forthcoming issue of Otaku USA magazine. For now I will say that I recommend getting this when it comes out.

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