The Horrifying Culture Behind This Anime's Yokai! - Gaijin Goombah

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  • Published on:  Saturday, October 27, 2018
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    We've talked about the anime Gegege no Kitaro a LOT on this channel with it's biting satire of Logan Paul, and the obsession in Japan of beauty and overworking. But with Halloween right around the corner, I want to talk about the five yokai monsters in this show that put "scary" movie monsters like Freddy or Jason to absolute SHAME!

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  • Gaijin Goombah Media

    Gaijin Goombah Media

     a years ago +248

    I know some of you angry, but I wanted to try the premiere feature because I'd love to chat with you guys WHILE it's playing! Maybe do a follow up stream for Q&A! Thought it could be fun.

  • BulldogBlast


     1 months ago

    Which game had the wanyudo

  • von Homunculus

    von Homunculus

     2 months ago

    Kubauri is winning the suicide in japan.

  • Chamberlain Blanton

    Chamberlain Blanton

     2 months ago

    Naa it makes me hyper!

  • maximaldinotrap


     2 months ago

    Ushioni aka cow demon, possibly has the body of a humanoid

    So . . . Japanese Minotaur pretty much?

  • EggBootleg


     3 months ago

    Wait so... Kappa... Koopa

    Oh no

  • Nino Sanjaya

    Nino Sanjaya

     3 months ago +1

    Oh... Shirikodama... I just watch Sarazanmai, now all make sense...

  • Astro Wolvez

    Astro Wolvez

     3 months ago

    Is that hair demon also in inuyasha? I seem to remember some hair demon in the first few episodes of the series.

  • Aza Smith

    Aza Smith

     3 months ago

    I don't mean to sound racist, but Asian ghosts are the most horrifying. Especially Onryu.

  • sjhmagic1


     3 months ago

    i love how the ghost look at the kappa. even the ghost that's eating somebody is put off.

  • Friendly American Patriot

    Friendly American Patriot

     3 months ago

    Makes me wonder if the Kubire-oni were the inspiration for Junji Ito's "Hanging Blimp/Balloons?

  • Sean The dracunyan

    Sean The dracunyan

     3 months ago

    6:27 nazi tanukis

    Well this is something

  • BubbaSteve Garcia

    BubbaSteve Garcia

     3 months ago


  • Okay Boomer

    Okay Boomer

     4 months ago

    This list when from 0 to 10 billion

  • Ehh Choo

    Ehh Choo

     4 months ago

    What is that green thing on the thumbnail

  • Axel Eide

    Axel Eide

     4 months ago

    I know you are usually talking about culture and whatnot
    But you are my only source of yokai stories since yokai watch has pretty much taken over the search and tag yokai
    If you could do a series where you talk about yokai in general could be fun

  • Neox4930


     4 months ago

    Oi yokai watch is good, yeah they're more silly interpretations, but it does act as a way to introduce yokai to a whole younger generation without scaring them away

  • Lion Heart

    Lion Heart

     5 months ago +1

    Why do you keep calling this "a kids show?", there is NO WAY children were the target audience with this series. If they were I dunno whether to say yikes or...actually yeah I just want to say yikes. I'm not one to coddle children but HOLY CRAP I certainly wouldn't make this a kids series!

  • Thesiamyer Pangandian

    Thesiamyer Pangandian

     5 months ago

    Wanyuudou <3

  • PainMonkey


     6 months ago

    Strangely enough, Gegege is probably the missing link for the cute Disney mscot version characters popularized today. The comic and the first five anime were extremely popular and influential, and while they had a dark edge, there were monsters in need of slaying, Medama-Oyaji's backstory was creepy as heck, a big part of the series was based on a young kid just hanging out with a bunch of ghosts and monsters, playing hide and seek in a graveyard or baseball with the local school children. The current series is the one that seems to really wanna scare the bejeezus out of the munchkins.