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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The Tsukumogami.

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* TheChosenOne: The Kirin Rider.
* DarkActionGirl: Agi.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The title.

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* KidHero: Tadashi.

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* {{Kirin}}: At the start, Tadashi is bitten during a street festival by the dancer's kirin head, which according to local custom makes him the next "kirin rider", a hero fated to defeat malevolent {{Youkai}}; in the climax, he is seen riding the kirin through the sky.



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* [[TransplantedCharacterFic Transplanted Character Movie]]: Kato is the only character from the ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'' series (though he still acts the same). The movie avoids being an InNameOnly installation, however, as it's not billed as being part of ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari''.
* TitleDrop: During the final battle.

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* [[TransplantedCharacterFic Transplanted Character Movie]]: TransplantedCharacterFic: In a sense. Kato is the only character from the ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'' series (though he still acts the same). The movie avoids being an InNameOnly installation, however, as it's not billed as being part of ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari''.
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* AMythologyOfTrue: Set in a world of Japanese folklore.

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* AMythologyOfTrue: AMythologyIsTrue: Set in a world of Japanese folklore.


* FantasyKitchenSink: At least for Japanese folklore.


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* AMythologyOfTrue: Set in a world of Japanese folklore.


''The Great Yokai War'' is a fantasy-horror film directed by Creator/TakashiMiike which tells the tale of a young boy caught in a war between traditional Japanese folklore creatures known as {{Youkai}}. Young Tadashi Ino is declared the "Kirin Rider" at a local festival, not knowing that the title will soon become literal. He becomes a [[ResignedToTheCall reluctant hero]] in a war between the traditional Youkai, and a new, mechanical version created by the evil [[Literature/TeitoMonogatari Yasunori Kato]] to destroy humanity. The film is an homage to the ''Yokai Monsters'' series of films created in the 1960s by Creator/{{Daiei}}.

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''The Great Yokai War'' is a fantasy-horror film directed by Creator/TakashiMiike Creator/TakashiMiike, which tells the tale of a young boy caught in a war between traditional Japanese folklore creatures known as {{Youkai}}.''{{Youkai}}''. Young Tadashi Ino is declared the "Kirin Rider" at a local festival, not knowing that the title will soon become literal. He becomes a [[ResignedToTheCall reluctant hero]] in a war between the traditional Youkai, ''Youkai'', and a new, mechanical version created by the evil [[Literature/TeitoMonogatari Yasunori Kato]] to destroy humanity. The film is an homage to the ''Yokai Monsters'' series of films films, created in the 1960s by Creator/{{Daiei}}.



* AllPartOfTheShow: [[spoiler:The yokai congregate at Tokyo and fight the tsukumogami to more than a standstill, but don't seem to realize or care that there's a genuine danger.]]
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: All Tsukumogami seem to share a similar personality: KILL. [[spoiler:Even Sunekosuri is not immune.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:When practically every yokai in Japan shows up for the "festival".]]
* BittersweetEnding: The day is saved, and Kato is stopped. [[spoiler:But then Tadashi grows up, and can no longer see the yokai, including his old friend, Sunekosuri. Also, Kato is NotQuiteDead...and tracked Tadashi down.]]

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* AllPartOfTheShow: [[spoiler:The yokai ''yokai'' congregate at Tokyo and fight the tsukumogami ''tsukumogami'' to more than a standstill, but don't seem to realize or care that there's a genuine danger.]]
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: All Tsukumogami ''Tsukumogami'' seem to share a similar personality: similar, all-consuming interest: KILL. [[spoiler:Even Sunekosuri is not immune.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:When practically every yokai ''yokai'' in Japan shows up for the "festival".]]
* BittersweetEnding: The day is saved, and Kato is stopped. [[spoiler:But then [[spoiler:Years later, Tadashi grows up, and can no longer see the yokai, ''yokai'', including his old friend, friend Sunekosuri. Also, Kato is NotQuiteDead...and tracked Tadashi down.]]



* ChekhovsGun: The beans and rice that Tadashi got from becoming the Kirin Rider [[spoiler: protect his family from the Tsukumogami.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The beans and rice that Tadashi got from becoming the Kirin Rider [[spoiler: protect [[spoiler:protect his family from the Tsukumogami.]]


* LivingStructureMonster: One of the {{Youkai}} featured is a talking, limbed wall. Just picture an extremely wide SpongebobSquarepants with a disproportionately huge body. Guy's just a literal LivingProp though, and does nothing much in the story other than being literally part of the background.

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* LivingStructureMonster: One of the {{Youkai}} featured is a talking, limbed wall. Just picture an extremely wide SpongebobSquarepants WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants with a disproportionately huge body. Guy's just a literal LivingProp though, and does nothing much in the story other than being literally part of the background.


* [[spoiler:SwissArmyTears: Tadashi's tears restore Sunekosuri after the latter has been defeated.]]

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* [[spoiler:SwissArmyTears: Tadashi's SwissArmyTears: [[spoiler:Tadashi's tears restore Sunekosuri after the latter has been defeated.]]

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* LivingStructureMonster: One of the {{Youkai}} featured is a talking, limbed wall. Just picture an extremely wide SpongebobSquarepants with a disproportionately huge body. Guy's just a literal LivingProp though, and does nothing much in the story other than being literally part of the background.


* AllPartOfTheShow: [[spoiler: The yokai congregate at Tokyo and fight the tsukumogami to more than a standstill, but don't seem to realize or care that there's a genuine danger.]]
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: All Tsukumogami seem to share a similar personality. [[spoiler: Even Sunekosuri.]]

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* AllPartOfTheShow: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The yokai congregate at Tokyo and fight the tsukumogami to more than a standstill, but don't seem to realize or care that there's a genuine danger.]]
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: All Tsukumogami seem to share a similar personality. [[spoiler: Even Sunekosuri.personality: KILL. [[spoiler:Even Sunekosuri is not immune.]]



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kawahime[[note]]"River Princess"[[note]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Agi specifically points out that the end of her and Kato's project is for them to be reforged into one being. [[spoiler: And then he kills her just to break her heart as the final step.]]

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kawahime[[note]]"River Princess"[[note]].
Princess"[[/note]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Agi specifically points out that the end of her and Kato's project is for them to be reforged into one being. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And then he kills her just to break her heart as the final step.]]



* KidHero

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* KidHeroKidHero: Tadashi.



* ThePowerOfHate: Specifically, the hatred felt by all things used and discarded.

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* ThePowerOfHate: Specifically, The Yomotsumono, the hatred felt by all things used and discarded.



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Sunekosuri

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: SunekosuriSunekosuri, who resembles a guinea pig wearing a shirt.



* [[TransplantedCharacterFic Transplanted Character Movie]]: Kato is the only character from the ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'' series (though he still acts the same). The movie avoids being an InNameOnly installation, however, as it's not billed as being part of ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari''.



* VileVillainSaccharineShow: A lighthearted fantasy romp quickly becomes very dark whenever Kato and his minions show up. Bonus points to those who know the ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'' series and know how vile Kato really is.

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* UnwillingRoboticisation: The yokai that are turned into tsukumogami. [[spoiler:Including Sunekosuri.]]
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: A While not SugarBowl levels of sweet, the movie is largely a lighthearted fantasy romp with youkai. However, it quickly becomes very dark whenever Kato and his minions show up. Bonus points to those who know the ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'' series and know how Justified, as Kato is a very vile villain [[Literature/TeitoMonogatari even in his own series]].
* YouDontLookLikeYou:
Kato really is.received a major makeover, removing his CommissarCap and replacing his dark green military uniform with a black suit and a BadassLongcoat. His pentagrams were removed from his hands and placed on his coat collar.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: A major theme of the movie, as things that humans throw away because they find them useless created the Yomotsumono.


''The Great Yokai War'' is a fantasy-horror film directed by Creator/TakashiMiike which tells the tale of a young boy caught in a war between traditional Japanese folklore creatures known as {{Youkai}}. Young Tadashi Ino is declared the "Kirin-rider" at a local festival, not knowing that the title will soon become literal. He becomes the [[ResignedToTheCall Reluctant Hero]] in a war between the traditional Youkai, and a new, mechanical version created by the evil [[TeitoMonogatari Yasunori Kato]] to take over the world. The film is an homage to the ''Yokai Monsters'' series of films created in the 1960s by Creator/{{Daiei}}.

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''The Great Yokai War'' is a fantasy-horror film directed by Creator/TakashiMiike which tells the tale of a young boy caught in a war between traditional Japanese folklore creatures known as {{Youkai}}. Young Tadashi Ino is declared the "Kirin-rider" "Kirin Rider" at a local festival, not knowing that the title will soon become literal. He becomes the a [[ResignedToTheCall Reluctant Hero]] reluctant hero]] in a war between the traditional Youkai, and a new, mechanical version created by the evil [[TeitoMonogatari [[Literature/TeitoMonogatari Yasunori Kato]] to take over the world.destroy humanity. The film is an homage to the ''Yokai Monsters'' series of films created in the 1960s by Creator/{{Daiei}}.



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: When the yokai show up for the "festival]]
* BittersweetEnding: The day is saved, and Kato is stopped. [[spoiler: But Tadashi grows up, and can no longer see the yokai, including Sunekosuri. And Kato survives.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: When the [[spoiler:When practically every yokai show in Japan shows up for the "festival]]
"festival".]]
* BittersweetEnding: The day is saved, and Kato is stopped. [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:But then Tadashi grows up, and can no longer see the yokai, including his old friend, Sunekosuri. And Also, Kato survives.is NotQuiteDead...and tracked Tadashi down.]]



* TheChosenOne: The Kirin Rider.



* DistantFinale
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kawahime ("River Princess").

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* DistantFinale
DistantFinale: In the epilogue, we see Tadashi all grown up and heading off to work.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Kawahime ("River Princess").Kawahime[[note]]"River Princess"[[note]].



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTinExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The title.



* GainaxEnding



* GrowingUpSucks: And comes with losing the ability to see the yokai.

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* GrowingUpSucks: And Because comes with losing the ability to see the yokai.yokai [[spoiler:unless you drink lots of alcohol.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Maybe Agi would still have been able to [[spoiler: break the sword without Tadashi throwing it away]]. But it sure didn't help.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Maybe Agi would still have been able to [[spoiler: break [[spoiler:break the sword without Tadashi throwing it away]]. But it sure didn't help.



* SpannerInTheWorks: Kato's goal is undone by [[spoiler: a single azuki bean falling in with him.]]
* [[spoiler: SwissArmyTears: Tadashi's tears restore Sunekosuri after the latter has been defeated.]]
* TheChosenOne: The Kirin Rider.
* TheTokyoFireball
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler: Sunekosuri.]]

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Kato's goal is undone by [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a single azuki bean falling in with him.him. Since azuki beans are full of positive energy, it negates the Yomotsumono, leaving Kato with nothing.]]
* [[spoiler: SwissArmyTears: [[spoiler:SwissArmyTears: Tadashi's tears restore Sunekosuri after the latter has been defeated.]]
* TheChosenOne: The Kirin Rider.
* TheTokyoFireball
TheTokyoFireball: Downplayed. After the battle is won, Kato's factory goes up in a giant explosion that blows away all the yokai in what looks like a WorldWreckingWave - but nobody gets hurt, the yokai think getting blown away is fun, and no further damage happens to Tokyo.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler: Sunekosuri.[[spoiler:Tsukumogami!Sunekosuri.]]



* WorldWreckingWave: Downplayed. After the battle is won, a giant explosion occurs that blows away all the yokai in a ring - but nobody seems to care, and the world still exists.
* {{Youkai}}

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* WorldWreckingWave: Downplayed. After VileVillainSaccharineShow: A lighthearted fantasy romp quickly becomes very dark whenever Kato and his minions show up. Bonus points to those who know the battle is won, a giant explosion occurs that blows away all ''Literature/TeitoMonogatari'' series and know how vile Kato really is.
* {{Youkai}}: As
the yokai in a ring - but nobody seems to care, and title suggests, most of the world still exists.
* {{Youkai}}
cast is yokai.


* WorldEndingWave: After the battle is won, a giant explosion occurs that blows away all the yokai - but nobody seems to care.

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* WorldEndingWave: WorldWreckingWave: Downplayed. After the battle is won, a giant explosion occurs that blows away all the yokai in a ring - but nobody seems to care.care, and the world still exists.

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* WorldEndingWave: After the battle is won, a giant explosion occurs that blows away all the yokai - but nobody seems to care.

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: When the yokai show up for the "festival]]


Although known mainly for {{Gorn}}, Japanese directory TakashiMiike has produced films in a wide variety of genres, including childrens' films.

''The GreatYokai War'' is a fantasy-horror film which tells the tale of a young boy caught in a war between traditional Japanese folklore creatures known as {{Youkai}}. Young Tadashi Ino is declared the "Kirin-rider" at a local festival, not knowing that the title will soon become literal. He becomes the [[ResignedToTheCall Reluctant Hero]] in a war between the traditional Youkai, and a new, mechanical version created by the evil [[TeitoMonogatari Yasunori Kato]] to take over the world. The film is an homage to the ''Yokai Monsters'' series of films created in the 1960s by Creator/{{Daiei}}.

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Although known mainly for {{Gorn}}, Japanese directory TakashiMiike has produced films in a wide variety of genres, including childrens' films.

''The GreatYokai Great Yokai War'' is a fantasy-horror film directed by Creator/TakashiMiike which tells the tale of a young boy caught in a war between traditional Japanese folklore creatures known as {{Youkai}}. Young Tadashi Ino is declared the "Kirin-rider" at a local festival, not knowing that the title will soon become literal. He becomes the [[ResignedToTheCall Reluctant Hero]] in a war between the traditional Youkai, and a new, mechanical version created by the evil [[TeitoMonogatari Yasunori Kato]] to take over the world. The film is an homage to the ''Yokai Monsters'' series of films created in the 1960s by Creator/{{Daiei}}.


* AllPartOfTheShow: [[spoiler: The yokai congregate at Tokyo and fight the tsukumogami to more than a standstill, but don't seem to realize or care that there's a genuine danger.]]
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: All Tsukumogami seem to share a similar personality. [[spoiler: Even Sunekosuri.]]
* BittersweetEnding: The day is saved, and Kato is stopped. [[spoiler: But Tadashi grows up, and can no longer see the yokai, including Sunekosuri. And Kato survives.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The Tsukumogami.
* ChekhovsGun: The beans and rice that Tadashi got from becoming the Kirin Rider [[spoiler: protect his family from the Tsukumogami.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Agi.
* DistantFinale



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Agi specifically points out that the end of her and Kato's project is for them to be reforged into one being. [[spoiler: And then he kills her just to break her heart as the final step.]]
* EvilMakesYouUgly: All of the Tsukumogami are twisted assemblies of wreckage and sharp pieces. [[spoiler: Even Sunekosuri.]]



* FantasyKitchenSink: At least for Japanese folklore.



* GrowingUpSucks: And comes with losing the ability to see the yokai.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Maybe Agi would still have been able to [[spoiler: break the sword without Tadashi throwing it away]]. But it sure didn't help.
* NotSoDifferent: Kawahime and Kato point this out to each other in rapid succession.



* ShapeshifterSwanSong: [[spoiler: Sunekosuri]] returns to its original form after Tadashi kills its Tsukumogami form.

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* ShapeshifterSwanSong: [[spoiler: Sunekosuri]] returns to its original form after Tadashi kills its ThePowerOfHate: Specifically, the hatred felt by all things used and discarded.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: The
Tsukumogami form.are made by smelting together a yokai and some human refuse, e.g. parts of a sign, or a motorcycle.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Sunekosuri
* SpannerInTheWorks: Kato's goal is undone by [[spoiler: a single azuki bean falling in with him.]]
* [[spoiler: SwissArmyTears: Tadashi's tears restore Sunekosuri after the latter has been defeated.]]
* TheChosenOne: The Kirin Rider.


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* TragicMonster: [[spoiler: Sunekosuri.]]

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