Yokai Attack ! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide
By Matt Alt, Hiroko Yoda. Illustrated by Tatsuya Morino.
Yokai Attack! is a one-stop guide to Japan's traditional creepy-crawlies. Yokai are ethereal sorts of beings, nearly always encountered at night. Everyone has their own take on how they might look in real life and what sorts of specific characteristics and abilities they might have. This book is the result of long hours spent poring over data and descriptions from a variety of sources, including microfilms of eighteenth-century illustrations from the National Diet Library in Tokyo, in order to bring readers detailed information on almost 50 of these amazing creatures for the first time in English.
All-new illustrations by Tatsuya Morino, detail the potential appearance of each yokai. Alongside each illustration is a series of "data points," with each yokai's important features at a glance--especially handy for any potential close encounters. Yokai Attack! Will surely convince anyone that Japan's tradition of fascinating monsters is a long one--yet far from being history. Paper: 192 pp.