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Yokai attack! : the Japanese monster survival guide / Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt ; illustrations by Tatsuya Morino.

By: Yoda, Hiroko.
Contributor(s): Alt, Matt [author.] | Morino, Tatsuya [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont, Tuttle Publishing, 2012Copyright date: ©2008Edition: Revised edition.Description: 191 pages : colour illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9784770030702; 4770030703; 9784805312193; 480531219X.Subject(s): Yōkai (Japanese folklore) | Monsters -- Japan | Folklore -- JapanSummary: Provides information and history on Japanese monsters, including the kappa, kitsune, and Onibaba
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Yokai are ethereal sorts of beings, and nearly always encountered at night, so everyone has their own take on how they might look in real life and what sorts of characteristics and abilities they might have. This is a guide to Japan's traditional spirits and demons, monsters and bogeymen. Yokai Attack!' is a one-stop guide to Japan's traditional spirits and demons, monsters and bogeymen. Yokai are ethereal sorts of beings, and nearly always encountered at night, so everyone has their own take on how they might look in real life and what sorts of characteristics and'

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Provides information and history on Japanese monsters, including the kappa, kitsune, and Onibaba

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-For anyone who's ever wondered how they would fare against a kappa, kitsune, or the dreaded kuchisake onna, these lively volumes are structured as handbooks for surviving encounters with Japan's legendary monsters, spirits, assassins, and spies. Ninja Attack! dispels stereotypes while filling in the real history of these infamous spies and assassins. Yokai Attack! catalogs demons and monsters, and Yurei Attack! focuses on gruesome ghost stories. Action-packed tales of vengeful spirits and shape-shifting badgers are accompanied by historical background, regional origins, and related trivia, while profiles of well-known ninja are interspersed with details of their daily lives, such as housing and food. Each book includes appendixes with recommended books, movies, and websites for further research. Gleefully gory manga-style illustrations in full color add to the creep-out factor of the texts, and eye-catching layouts with photographs and reproductions of woodblock prints make for a visually appealing reading experience. Japanese names and words are seamlessly integrated into the texts, with Japanese characters appearing alongside English translations and pronunciation guides. An engaging blend of information and entertainment, this trilogy is a fantastic reference for budding manga artists who want to incorporate Japanese legends into their own stories, or anyone who simply enjoys a good scare.-Allison Tran, Mission Viejo Library, CA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.