Main Youkai Discussion

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01:38:35 PM Feb 24th 2013
Would anyone have an objection to me spiting more of these subtypes on to their own pages?
05:30:51 PM Sep 28th 2011
General Japanese mythology question. No anime examples please. But what's the general difference between a Youkai, Youma, and Yousei?
06:58:08 AM Nov 5th 2011
Youma and youkai refer to the same thing, I think. Yosei, on the other hand, are a sub-type of youkai roughly equivalent to the western fairy.
04:43:52 PM Aug 3rd 2011
I did some research for something, and found out about this creature in Japanese mythology called "Kasha," cat-like monsters that ate corpses that weren't properly buried. I think. My sources are kinda iffy on exactly what they did, but I know it involved eating dead people.

Anyway, i just wanted to ask if the kasha would be considered a youkai.
10:57:52 PM Aug 3rd 2011
It is.

That being said, I wish this article will has place for less common Youkai like Umibozu, Amano Jaku and (my favourite loli spirit) Zashiki Warashi.
05:00:42 PM Sep 4th 2011
Shouldn't Kappas be added, or are they not considered Youkai?
02:19:32 AM Mar 29th 2016
Zashiki-warashi has its own page, maybe a link here?
06:37:57 AM Mar 4th 2011
Should we really have examples for entries that have their own trope page?
03:19:15 AM Aug 12th 2010
While I understand the reference to "genius", don't Youkai really have more in common with monsters of european folklore? Like some of the fey and particularly goblins and gnomes. I mean before the whole fairy court stuff. I think the Banshee is a good example. Even more so the Domovoi, if by apparence alone.

I know that european monsters are thought of as much less spiritual and more physical then Youkai are, but if you look back they are a lot alike in how they are created or born sometimes, and how they act.
03:55:36 PM Mar 12th 2010
Small idea for overall clean up, could we just use folders?
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