Weekend Yokai Hunter #10

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Hello again my ghoulish brethren and welcome back to another installment of every folklore fanatic’s favorite article… the Weekend Yokai Hunter! After finally untangling myself from that pesky roll of cloth, I have decided to shine a light on one of Japan’s most common, yet confusing Yokai…   …the KITSUNE!   Growing up in England, […]

Weekend Yokai Hunter #9

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Welcome back to another installment of the Weekend Yokai Hunter, the creepiest corner in the SMAC! web magazine. Not to mention THE place to quench your thirst for spooky Japanese folklore! This week, I find myself wrapped up in one of Japan’s most recognizable Yokai…   …the ITTAN MOMEN!   Probably one of the simplest […]

Weekend Yokai Hunter #8

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Greetings my intrepid gang of fright-seekers! Here we are again, everyone’s favorite day of the week, which means only one thing: a plunge into the dark recesses of the Japanese underworld to unearth horrors beyond measure! This week I shine the spotlight on one of Japan’s freakiest looking Yokai – the chimerical abomination known as… […]

Weekend Yokai Hunter #7

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We meet again, my fellow ghoul-loving brethren! How’s everybody enjoying the summer? Well, it’s baking hot right now here in Japan, so what better way to cool off than with an introduction to one of Japan’s most chilling Yokai – the GASHADOKURO! Like many ukiyo-e prints, I first saw one of these bad boys emblazoned […]

Manga Readers Questionnaire!

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Hello there, readers! We at SMAC! would LOVE to know more about the state of manga in your country! There’s nothing we’d love more than to deepen our understanding of manga on the global stage, and further build the wonderful community that is so precious to us all.   That’s where YOU come in!   […]

Weekend Yokai Hunter #6

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Why hello there ladies and gents, welcome back to another eerie edition of the ‘Weekend Yokai Hunter’! This week we are taking a look at the most loyal, yet potentially horrifying, spirit that Japan has to offer – the INUGAMI!   The first time I came across an Inugami, I was actually completely oblivious to […]

Weekend Yokai Hunter #5

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Greetings again fellow creep-hunters! I hope you all had a good time in the mountains last week because this time we are descending to the depths of Hell itself as we go in search of the most fearsome Yokai of all – the ONI!   One morning, many moons ago during my first year of […]

Weekend Yokai Hunter #4

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Welcome back, my fellow critter-loving comrades! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your week! With the weekend almost upon us, and with Kappa and Tanuki already in the bag, it’s time to go in search of one the big boys. That’s right, your intrepid hunter braved the merciless sun and rambled up a mountain this week […]