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Yôkai daisensô ()


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A young boy is chosen as the defender of good and must team up with Japan's ancient spirits and creatures of lore to destroy the forces of evil.

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Tadashi Ino (as Ryuunosuke Kamiki)
Hiroyuki Miyasako ...
Sata
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Agi
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Shuntaro Ino
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Youko Ino
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Tataru Ino
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Lord Yasunori Kato
Kiyoshirô Imawano ...
General Nurarihyon
Seiko Iwaidô ...
Kawahime, the River Princess (as Mai Takahashi)
Masaomi Kondô ...
Shojo, the Kirin Herald
Sadao Abe ...
Kawataro, the River Sprite
Takashi Okamura ...
Azuki-Bean Washer
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Lamp-Oil
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Ou Tengu
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Ou Kubi
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Sunakake Baba
Asumi Miwa ...
Rokuro-Kubi
Hiroshi Aramata ...
Demon Prince
Natsuhiko Kyôgoku ...
Demon Prince
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Demon King
Toshiya Nagasawa ...
Abe no Seimei
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Sata's Editor
Akira Emoto ...
Screaming Farmer
Minori Fujikura ...
Bake-Neko
Mame Yamada ...
Noderabô
Hiromasa Taguchi ...
Ippon Tadara
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Mouryo / Gozu
Rei Yoshii ...
Yuki Onna
Miyuki Miyabe ...
School Teacher
Yu Tokui ...
Police Officer
Kanji Tsuda ...
Tadashi's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Alt ...
Yokai Extra
Honkon
Tôru Hotohara
Arimasa Ohsawa
Salmon Sakeyama ...
(as Sakeyama Saamon)
Mao Sasaki ...
Sune-kosuri (voice)
Yôji Tanaka ...
Yoichi's father
Hiroko Yoda ...
Frog yokai

Directed by

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Takashi Miike

Written by

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Hiroshi Aramata ... (novel)
 
Takashi Miike ... (screenplay) &
Mitsuhiko Sawamura ... (screenplay) &
Takehiko Itakura ... (screenplay)

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Fumio Inoue ... producer
Tsuguhiko Kadokawa ... executive producer: Kadokawa Eiga

Music by

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Kôji Endô

Cinematography by

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Hideo Yamamoto

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Yasushi Shimamura

Production Design by

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Hisashi Sasaki

Art Direction by

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Shinsuke Kojima

Makeup Department

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Kakusei Fujiwara ... special makeup effects artist
Tomo Hyakutake ... special makeup effects artist
Yûichi Matsui ... special makeup effects artist

Sound Department

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Mizuki Ito ... foley artist / sound effects editor
Peter 'Duck' McDonald ... sound mixer
Jun Nakamura ... sound
Kenji Shibasaki ... sound effects

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Yoshinari Dohi ... additional moldmaker
Tomo Hyakutake ... special effects makeup
Pierre Suda ... additional moldmaker
Yûya Takahashi ... additional moldmaker

Stunts

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Keiji Tsujii ... stunt coordinator

Casting Department

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Natsuhiko Kyôgoku ... casting: monsters

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michiko Kitamura ... costumer

Other crew

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Miyuki Miyabe ... production consultant
Shigeru Mizuki ... production consultant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

This is the story of a young boy who moves to a small town after the divorce of his parents. At a local festival, he becomes an unlikely hero when he is chosen as the "Kirin Rider," a protector of all things good. And he must lead Japan's ancient Yokai spirits in their apocalyptic war against the evil bizarre-looking monsters. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Also Known As
  • The Great Yokai War (Canada, English title)
  • The Great Yokai War (World-wide, English title)
  • The Great Yokai War (United Kingdom)
  • La Guerre des Yokai (France)
  • Krieg der Dämonen (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 124 min
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Budget JPY1,300,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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!" See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013). See more »
Quotes 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.
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