#YokaiCultureInJapaneseAnim9 Cards - 2
Yaoguai, or yokai, is an essential feature in East Asian mythology and folklore. People have translated it into "spirit", "monster", "demon" and "devil". The translation has grasped the uncanny, supernatural and non-human sense of the term but lost the essence that yokai is neutral in East Asian belief.
This deck aims to introduce how yokai is presented in animations and to discuss the philosophy behind it.