Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War

Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War Kitaro faces off against a swamp monster a paper screen come to life and an army of mythical raccoon dogsKitaro and the Great Tanuki War features adventures of Shigeru Mizuki s beloved yokai boy In

  • Title: Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War
  • Author: Shigeru Mizuki
  • ISBN: 9781770462595
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War

    Kitaro faces off against a swamp monster, a paper screen come to life, and an army of mythical raccoon dogsKitaro and the Great Tanuki War features adventures of Shigeru Mizuki s beloved yokai boy In the epic title story, Kitaro battles the tanuki, a Japanese animal that features prominently in the country s yokai legends The furry beasts draw on the power of the blood mKitaro faces off against a swamp monster, a paper screen come to life, and an army of mythical raccoon dogsKitaro and the Great Tanuki War features adventures of Shigeru Mizuki s beloved yokai boy In the epic title story, Kitaro battles the tanuki, a Japanese animal that features prominently in the country s yokai legends The furry beasts draw on the power of the blood moon to awaken the monstrous catfish that lives in the depths of the earth The twisting of the catfish causes earthquakes that threaten to destroy all of Japan With his yokai allies captured, Kitaro is the only one left who can take on the great tanuki and his army Will he be up for the challenge This volume contains two additional stories about traditional folklore monsters as seen through Mizuki s whimsical and genre defining lens In Mokumokuren, Kitaro faces off against a paper screen come to life, while The Obebenuma Yokai introduces a grisly swamp creature Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War showcases the golden age of the Gegege no Kitaro series from the 1960s and has never before appeared in English.D Q s Kitaro series celebrates Mizuki s expert blend of folklore, comedy, and horror, sharing the all ages stories that made Kitaro one of Japan s most beloved characters This kid friendly edition also features a History of Kitaro essay by the award winning series translator and Mizuki scholar Zack Davisson.

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    One thought on “Kitaro and the Great Tanuki War

    1. Derek Royal

      This book stands out in D&Q's Kitaro series in that it's mostly one long story, "The Great Tanuki War." There are two very short pieces that follow, but for all practical purposes, this is a more "novelistic" book. I enjoyed it well enough, but not as much as the other stories in the previous collections. This has me wondering if, perhaps, Kitaro may not be better served in shorter narrative spurts instead of longer storylines.

    2. Derek Newman-Stille

      A great story about one of my favourite yokai, the Tanuki, but rather than presenting them as cute, cuddly, teddy bear like creatures, Mizuki’s Tanuki are powerful and frightening otherworldly beings with a different code of ethics and a desire to reclaim heir world from humanity. Zack Davidson provides some background to contextualize Mizuki’s work and post WWII Japan.

    3. Rebecca

      This is the least episodic and darkest of the Kitaro manga published thus far. These are not your friendly shoujo tanuki!Full review eventually appearing on ANN.

    4. Paula

      Enormous fun! a fast paced rip-roaring adventure with giant monsters, angry yokai, tons of magic, and the human population of Japan helpless to deal with an army of tanuki determined to reclaim the country as their own domain. Right in the middle as always is Kitaro, trying to run interference between the human and yokai sides despite being distrusted by both, aided (or not) by his father and the shifty ratboy Nezumi Otoko. Mizuki gallops through this adventure at a breathless pace, giving Kitar [...]

    5. Mateen Mahboubi

      I definitely have a soft spot for Kitaro and his seemingly endless ability to get out of any mess (although he needs more help than usual to deal with the threats in this volume). The tanuki in this volume are causing lots of trouble and it's up to Kitaro to save Japan.

    6. Sasha Boersma

      I don't always enjoy each of the mini collections of the Kitaro stories, but this one included a longer story which I was really into, even though it was very much rooted in the Cold War era thematically.

    7. Ty Keith

      Good old Yokai hijinks alway ensue whenever and wherever Kitaro and crew show up. This volume is especially interesting due to the long title story.

    8. James G.

      Mizuki's ability to weave the improbable, historical, folkloric, and happenstance inspires me to no end. I know nothing else like it.

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