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 abilities they might have. This book is the result of collecting data and descriptions from a variety of sources, including microfilms of eighteenth-century scrolls stored in the National Diet Library in Tokyo. All new illustrations, created by the talented Tatsuya Morino, detail the potential visible appearance of each yokai. Alongside each illustration is a series of 'data points', with each yokai's important characteristics at a glance especially handy for any potential close encounters. Forget Godzilla. Forget the giant beasties karate-chopped into oblivion by endless incarnations of Ultraman, Kamen Rider and the Power Rangers. Forget the Pocket Monsters. Forget Sadako from The Ring and that creepy all-white kid from The Grudge. Forget everything you know about Japanese tales of terror. Yokai Attack! will convince any reader that Japan s tradition of fascinating 'monsters' is far from being history.