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Feb 24th 2013 at 1:38:35 PM •••

Would anyone have an objection to me spiting more of these subtypes on to their own pages?

Sep 28th 2011 at 5:30:51 PM •••

General Japanese mythology question. No anime examples please. But what's the general difference between a Youkai, Youma, and Yousei?

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Nov 5th 2011 at 6:58:08 AM •••

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.

Aug 3rd 2011 at 4:43:52 PM •••

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.

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Aug 3rd 2011 at 10:57:52 PM •••

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.

Sep 4th 2011 at 5:00:42 PM •••

Shouldn't Kappas be added, or are they not considered Youkai?

Mar 4th 2011 at 6:37:57 AM •••

Should we really have examples for entries that have their own trope page?

Aug 12th 2010 at 3:19:15 AM •••

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.

Mar 12th 2010 at 3:55:36 PM •••

Small idea for overall clean up, could we just use folders?

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