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Yokai Attack!


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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.


"The wonderful book is perfect for anyone interested in monsters, Japanese culture, or folktales (especially Japanese ones). I'm interested in all of those...so I like this book a lot!" -Tokyo Five blog
"This Halloween season, you may want to familiarize yourself with the different monsters of Japan. ... With the help of Yokai Attack!, you will surely stand out among others." -Otaku Asia blog
"An invaluable resource for anyone interested in J-Horror and Japanese culture; gave me a deeper understanding of what I've been enjoying for so many years." -Don Coscarelli, Director, Phantasm Series and Bubba Ho-Tep
Yokai Attack!
is essential reading for any fan of monsters, horror and manga!" -Steve Niles, Creator, 30 Days of Night
"I'd recommend the book to anyone interested in Japan. Even if you're not a monster fan, there's a lot of Japanese culture and history there. Japan's monsters are the perfect portal to understanding the culture that made them." -Introvert Japan

"The guide is a compendium of the wildest, weirdest, and nastiest creatures that Japan has to offer. [...] Written in lively and accessible prose, Yokai Attack! is an easy read. This is no scholarly treatise on Yokai folklore, nor does it try to be. Beautiful illustrations based on the sometimes highly variable folkloric descriptions grace every entry, along with photos of various Yokai paraphernalia including toys, and copies of images from 18th-century Japanese folkloric texts. [...] Overall, Yokai Attack! is an entertaining and informative read." -Japan Powered blog
"If you thought Lafcadio Hearn's books In Ghostly Japan and Kwaidan were creepy, this guide to the dark, supernatural forces that ooze from folk tales, superstition and local hearsay will produce an icy fissure through your spine." -The Japan Times

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