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Monsters & the Monstrous

"Apparition of the Spider Princess" illustration in which a woman with spidery legs coming out of her walks away from her victim.

Related Films

All films listed below are available to borrow from the East Asian Studies Center’s Video Lending Library. Please note that the films range from light, family-friendly fun (My Neighbor Totoro) to darkly gruesome tales of supernatural revenge (Audition).

Ashura (Ashura-jō no Hitomi), Takita Yojirō, 2005

Audition (Ōdishon), Miike Takashi, 1999

Bleach (Burīchi) television series, 2004- [animated]

Death Note (Desu nōto), Kaneko Shūsuke, 2006

Eko Eko Azarak (Eko eko azaraku), Sato Shimako 1995

Funky Forest (Naisu no mori), Ishii Katsuhito, Miki Shunichiro, and Aniki, 2005.

Gamera, Yuasa Noriaki, 1965

Gamera: Limited Edition Box Set, Kaneko Shūsuke, 1995

Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster (Ghidorah: San dai kaiju), Honda Ishirō, 1964

Ghost Stories (Gakkō no kaidan) television series, Abe Noriyuki, 2000-01 [animated]

Godzilla (Gojira), Honda Ishirō, 1954

Godzilla vs. Hedorah (Gojira tai Hedora), Banno Yoshimitsu, 1972

Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (Gojira, Ebira, Mosura: Nankai no daiketto), Fukuda Jun, 1969

The Great Yōkai War (Yōkai daisensō), Miike Takashi, 2005.

The Grudge (Ju-On), Shimizu Takashi, 2000.

Haunted Junction (Haunted Jankushon), Mutō Yūji, 1997 [animated]

Hiruko the Goblin (Yokai Hanta-Hiruko), Tsukamoto Shinya, 1990

Inuyasha-Season 1, television series, 2002 [animated]

Inuyasha-Season 2, television series, 2002 [animated]

Inuyasha-Season 3, television series, 2002 [animated]

Jigoku, Nakagawa Nobuo, 1960

Kamichu! (Kamichu! ~Kamisama de chūgakusei), Masunari Koji, 2005 [animated]

Kibakichi (Kibakichi: Bakko-yokaiden), Tomoguchi Tomoo, 2004

Kibakichi (Kibakichi: Bakko-yokaiden 2), Tomoguchi Tomoo, Hattori Daiji, 2004

Kwaidan (Kaidan), Kobayashi Masaki, 1965.

Mothra vs. Godzilla (Mosura tai Gojira), Honda Ishirō 1964

My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro), Miyazaki Hayao, 1988, [animated]

The Mystery of Rampo (Rampo), Okuyama Kazuyoshi, 1994

One Missed Call (Chakushin Ari), Miike Takashi, 2004

Onibaba, Shindō Kaneto, 1964

Onmyoji (Onmyōji), Takita Yojirō, 2001

Onmyoji 2 (Onmyōji 2), Takita Yojirō, 2003

Otogi Zoshi: Premium Box, Vol. 1-6 (Otogi Zōshi), television series, 2004-05 [animated]

Pom Poko (Heisei tanuki gassen pompoko), Takahata Isao, 1994 [animated]

Portrait of Hell (Jigokuhen), Toyoda Shirō, 1969

Princess Mononoke (Mononokehime), Miyazaki Hayao, 1997 [animated]

Pulse (Kairo), Kurosawa Kiyoshi, 2001

Rampo Noir (Rampo jigoku), Takeuchi Suguru, Jissoji Akio, Sato Hisayasu, and Kaneko Atsushi, 2005

Requiem from the Darkness (Kōsetsu hyaku monogatari), Tonokatsu Hideki, 2003 [animated]

The Ring (Ringu), Nakata Hideo, 1998

Shaman King: A Boy Who Dances with Ghosts, Vol. 1 (Shaaman kingu), television series, 2003 [animated]

Shaman King: Perfect Possession, Vol. 2 (Shaaman kingu), television series, 2003 [animated]

Son of Godzilla (Kaijūtō no kessen: Gojira no musuko), Fukuda Jun, 1967

Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi), Miyazaki Hayao, 2001 [animated]

Taro the Dragon Boy (Tatsu no ko Tarō), Urayama Kirio, 1979 [animated]

Tomie, Oikawa Ataru, 1999

Ugetsu (Ugetsu monogatari), Mizoguchi Kenji, 1953

Ultraman (Urutoraman) television series, 1966-67

Uzumaki, Higuchinsky, 2000

Yokai Monsters (Yōkai daisensō) film series, 1968-69

Yu Yu Hakusho (Yū yū hakusho), Abe Noriyuki, 1992-95 [animated]