Some of these just sound like excuses a drunk man would give his wife like "But honey a wall stopped me." or "Yes, the kitchen towel tried to strangle me."
I'll have the same drug that the Japanese people had, please.
@A pet named Steve, you would need drugs from all the stress and fear of anything and everything being influenced by 100+ different demons
@A Pet named Steve, opium, it was opium.
@karibeson, I thought it was the nuclear bomb...
@The Silly Band, you’re both fools it was the hardest drug of them all tea
@karibeson, nah that was the Chinese. The Japanese are just an insane people
@A pet named Steve, I believe that’s called isolation from most of the outside world and infighting for the majority of history.
@A pet named Steve, ill take a double
@karibeson, You’re thinking of China, the Japanese saw what the British did to China and they were like “naw man... not us.”
@The Silly Band, That's not a drug, that's a device for making rice crispies
I didn't realize Nintendo was leaking new Pokemon so early.
@Irrelevance , you know there is a game about Japanese spirits and stuff like this called yo-kai watch, I’m reticent to say it’s “like Pokémon” because the battle system is WAY different, but it’s the same idea of running around catching monsters
@Shroominator, a great majority of the Yo-kai in this picture have Yo-kai watch versions in the game :)
I love folklore, and I love Japan, and therefore I REALLY love this.
@A pet named Steve, Yay, another myth buddy! Although personally I prefer old Irish and Celtic folklore myself.
@TheRatMan, yeees I love that too!! Irish / Celtic folklore is so cool
So where to I get one of those bottomless sake jars?
So the Mario whomp is actually a yokai, good to know
They forgot the tanuki: the raccoon with giant balls
And people say japan only got weird after WW2.....
See, in America, we just make everything sexual. In Japan, everything makes you afraid to exist. In Soviet Russia, car drive you!
@Empshok, Welll....there is one creature they combines a spider with a Japanese hooker.
@Empshok, I'm'a gonna fvck me a Sasquatch
And the yokai is an annoying invisible drone that sit on the ceiling and blocks you from planting the defuser.
@ReeseBobby, that one is far more dreaded than the anus monster
I have to wonder how many of these started as things parents told their kids to make them behave (much like most of our western folklores/fairy tales initially were)
This explains so many characters in the Mario games...
I played Nioh, so I knew about a couple of these.
Reminds me of the demons in okami
@Stryker Eureka, one is from nioh
*hand comes out of wall*
*calmly shakes hand*
*hand goes back into wall*
"That was nice."
Judging by the picture, it looks like Ridley was after Samus’s ponytail this whole time
X”1 backscratcher please”
Giant foot? Is that what Eddie Murphy’s character was freaking out about in bowfinger???
I expect to see all these in the next season of Supernatural.
I think I've seen Nurikabe in the game Okami. It's a Japanese style game so it would make sense. I'm talking about the wall that strike back if you mess with it, and does nothing of you leave it alone.
I swear, most of these Yokai seem like stories to scare kids into following rules.
Many of those sound like polite spirits and many actually seem really nice to have around. Who wouldn’t want endless sake, a back scratcher, or a wall-hand to high-five.
@ZohmB, a lot of those are gonna try to make you indulge too much, fall to vice as it were
The Yurei appears in a few zelda games
Choose your fighter.
How is this any less weird than the demons in the Key of Solomon?
Persona 3 and 5 made the Nekomata a lot sexier than they actually are then...
Color me disappointed
Japan is at it again with the weird shjt
@A Math Dealer, what do you mean again? This stuff is literally history and folklore - Japan has always and still is at it!!