Japanese monster

Meet Strange Ghosts and Monsters in the Otherworldly City of Chofu (Tokyo)

In Japanese folklore, there are two types of mythical beings: yokai and yurei. There is a dizzying array of classification systems with the precise definitions varying by author and time period, and regardless of which you choose, there will always be fuzzy exceptions and beings that are hard to classify. That being said, in modern…

Uncovering 3 Mythological Creatures Unique to Japan

Recently I was covering a unit in my English Listening class and the subject that was used to teach the lesson was about mythological creatures. It referred to various creatures such as the Lochness Monster, Sasquatch, and Banshee. These are some of the more well-known mythological creatures, but as with most content I use, there…

3 Frightening Japanese Monsters from Traditional Folklore

The list of legendary creatures from Japanese folklore and mythology is long. Most of them can be categorized as yokai (妖怪), a term which is made up of the Chinese characters for “bewitching, attractive” and “apparition, mystery”, and is used to describe a class of supernatural monsters. There is a wide variety of yokai in…

The Origins of Japan’s Most Famous Monster Kappa

There are all sorts of monsters and ghosts mentioned in Japanese mythical stories which have always intrigued millions of people. They’re the Oni (鬼), which literally means demons, though it is more suitable to describe it as a demon; and also the Tengu (天狗), legendary creatures with the head and the wings of a bird.…

Godzilla Reviews: Godzilla vs. Gigan

A Change of Pace After the poor reception of Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster, producer Tomoyuki Tanaka decided to go back to a more standard alien invasion story. movies.film-cine.com/ You might be thinking, there have been like 4 or 5 alien invasion plots in this series so far, how many other types of aliens are…

Godzilla Reviews: Godzilla’s Revenge

OH!!! MY EYES!!! This is surely the worst of all the Godzilla movies. I think that it’s even worse than the 1998 Hollywood version. galleryhip.com/ I mean it’s absolutely terrible. It’s awful. It’s atrocious. It’s a total abomination!!! But, it is surprisingly watchable. One of those “so bad it’s good” type of movies. Synopsis godzilla.wikia.com/…

Godzilla Reviews: Minilla, Son of Gozilla

Enjoy 90 Minutes of Child Abuse Son of Godzilla is one of the strangest entries in the series. It is one of my least favorite movies in the series, but many people really enjoy it. It is very campy and very strange. filmdump.files.wordpress.com/ So, if you watch Godzilla but find yourself thinking, “I like watching…

Godzilla Reviews: Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster

Kaiju Volleyball Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster is one of the weakest entries in the Godzilla franchise. It really does not fit within the rest of the franchise anywhere, the story is kind of wonky (even for a Godzilla movie), and the fights aren’t even that good. retrovision.tv/ And as I mentioned in the title…

Godzilla Reviews: Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster

A tale as old as time… This fifth entry in the series brings us the timeless story of a Japanese princess of a Eastern European country, who’s been possessed by the ghost of an alien from Venus destroyed by a giant golden three-headed dragon… Wait, what? Synopsis Yes, the story from this latest Godzilla movie…

Godzilla Reviews: Mothra vs. Godzilla

In this movie, Godzilla fights babies… Mothra vs. Godzilla is one of the most popular and most beloved entries in the series. But, one of the main fights Godzilla fights two baby worms… Why is this so popular? vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/ Mothra had her own movie in between Godzilla Raids Again and Godzilla vs. King Kong. Mothra…
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