This month on MONSTER MONDAYS, we showcase the Tanuki, an adorable raccoon-like beast that's renowned for being a mischievous, exceptionally-endowed critter. Check out anime sightings and more after the jump!
MONSTER MONDAYS returns to showcase the terrifying-yet-cuddly Jinmenken (human-faced dog). Check out anime sightings, some truly nightmare-fuel figurines and other info about this urban legend after the jump!
This week, we showcase the TERU TERU BOZU, the small, ghost-like doll that you've surely seen in anime, manga or elsewhere in Japanese culture. Check out anime and manga sightings and learn more about the Teru Teru Bozu in this week's MONSTER MONDAYS!
In this week's edition of MONSTER MONDAYS, we look at a cheeky fellow known as the Shirime. This wacky youkai has an eyeball in place of its anus - what's not to love...?! Learn more about the elusive Shirime after the jump.
In this week's edition of MONSTER MONDAYS, we take a walk on the frosty side with YUKI-ONNA, the famous snow woman of lore whose beauty and wiles have captured the hearts of many. She commonly appears in many anime and manga, including Nurarihyon no Mago, Rosario to Vampire and more! Learn more about Yuki-Onna in this week's Monster Mondays!
In this week's edition of MONSTER MONDAYS, you'll learn about the RAIJUU, the legendary thunder beast said to be the companion of the god of thunder, Raijin. You may recognize this youkai from USHIO AND TORA, as Tora is based on the Raijuu. Lightning, belly buttons and shenanigans ensue in this week's MONSTER MONDAYS!
Last week, we dove into the terrifying world of the Kappa and its disturbing diet decisions. But this week on Monster Mondays, let's learn about the KARAKASA-OBAKE, an adorable umbrella youkai with one leg, one eye, and a very long tongue. Have you spotted these wacky creatures in anime or manga? Check out the list of appearances and whimsical imagery in this week's MONSTER MONDAYS!
Today we're kicking off a new column called Monster Mondays, where we'll showcase a specific youkai, ghost or piece of Japanese folklore and where it appears in anime and manga. This week we dive into the world of the Kappa - this shelled, scaly creature is the most famous youkai, even with its "questionable" food preferences. Learn all about the Kappa in today's MONSTER MONDAYS!