The Great Yokai War
The Great Yokai War is a fantasy-horror film which tells the tale of a young boy caught in a war between traditional Japanese folklore creatures known as Youkai. Young Tadashi Ino is declared the "Kirin-rider" at a local festival, not knowing that the title will soon become literal. He becomes the Reluctant Hero in a war between the traditional Youkai, and a new, mechanical version created by the evil Yasunori Kato to take over the world. The film is an homage to the Yokai Monsters series of films created in the 1960s by the Daiei Motion Picture Company.
Noted for its similarities to The Neverending Story.
- A God Am I: Kato's purpose for creating the Tsukumogami is to destroy humanity and make himself the god of a new world.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin
- Gainax Ending[context?]
- Kid Hero
- The Tokyo Fireball[context?]
- Title Drop[context?]