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Yokai Daisenso (2005)
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Yokai Daisenso (2005) A young boy with a troubled home life becomes "chosen," and he stumbles into the middle of a great spirit war, where he meets a group of friendly spirits who become his companions through his journey. Now he must fight to protect his friends and free the world of the spirits from oppression. The creatures and ghosts are taken directly from Japanese folklore and range from the cute and silly to the disturbing.

Title: Yokai Daisenso
Release Date: October 13, 2005
Runtime: 124 mins
Genre: Adventure
All Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Languages: Japanese
Country: Japan
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital EX
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Buried.com Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With Y

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and scary images.

Takashi Miike

Ryunosuke Kamiki ...Tadashi Ino (as Ryuunosuke Kamiki)
Hiroyuki Miyasako ...Sata
Chiaki Kuriyama ...Agi
Bunta Sugawara ...Shuntaro Ino
Kaho Minami ...youko Ino
Riko Narumi ...Tataru Ino
Etsushi Toyokawa ...Lord Kato yasunori
Kiyoshiro Imawano ...General Nurarihyon (as Kiyoshiro Imawano)
Mai Takahashi ...Kawahime, the River Princess
Masaomi Kondo ...Shojo, the Kirin Herald (as Masaomi Kondo)
Sadao Abe ...Kawataro, the River Sprite
Takashi Okamura ...Azuki-Bean Washer
Naoto Takenaka ...Lamp-Oil
Ken'ichi Endo ...Ou Tengu
Renji Ishibashi ...Ou Kubi
Toshie Negishi ...Sunakake Baba
Asumi Miwa ...Rokuro-Kubi
Hiroshi Aramata ...Demon Prince
Natsuhiko Kyogoku ...Demon Prince
Shigeru Mizuki ...Demon King
Toshiya Nagasawa ...Abe no Seimei
Shiro Sano ...Sata's Editor
Akira Emoto ...Screaming Farmer
Minori Fujikura ...Bake-Neko
Mame yamada ...Noderabo
Hiromasa Taguchi ...Ippon Tadara
Tokitoshi Shiota ...Mouryo / Gozu
Rei yoshii ...yuki Onna
Miyuki Miyabe ...School Teacher
yu Tokui ...Police Officer

» [more cast members]

Fumio Inoue
Tsuguhiko Kadokawa

Hiroshi Aramata
Takashi Miike
Mitsuhiko Sawamura
Takehiko Itakura

Koji Endo

Movie Quote(s):
  • Red-Hooded Yokai: Rejoice! It would seem we have won the war. Youkai Daiou: Won the war? Don't be a fool! There is a limit even to foolishness. Wars must not happen. They only make you hungry.
Movie Trivia:
  • When a gigantic turtle-like yokai flies over the city, a man dismisses it by saying "it's only Gamera" - Daiei Studio's well-known daikaiju hero.
  • Shigeru Mizuki himself appears briefly in the film as the Demon King.
  • The film contains several direct references and homages to the work of Shigeru Mizuki, the manga artist who is generally credited with bringing the tradition of yokai tales into the modern day via the comic-book medium. The young hero researches yokai by traveling to Mizuki's birthplace of Sakaiminato and visiting the museum dedicated to his work there; the actual museum, and its bronze statues of his most famous characters, including GeGeGe no Kitaro, are shown in the film. Later in the plot, when the yokai Ittan Momen shows reluctance to fight, another scolds it by saying "You're always really brave in those comics with Kitaro!"
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