October Mythology Special: Zashiki Warashi

“About 600 years ago, a warrior was fleeing forces from the south when he discovered and befriended two six-year-old brothers. The oldest brother came down with a deadly illness, and succumbed after swearing to protect his home – the land of Ryokufuso Inn. When the owners and visitors of Ryokufuso Inn began noticing strange occurrences … More October Mythology Special: Zashiki Warashi

October Mythology Special: Gremlins

“While I’m staring at the instruments, during an unearthly age of time, both conscious and asleep, the fuselage behind me becomes filled with ghostly presences — vaguely outlines forms, transparent, moving, riding weightless with me in the plane. I feel no surprise at their coming. There’s no suddenness to their appearance. Without turning my head, … More October Mythology Special: Gremlins

October Mythology Special: 100 Ghost Stories (Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai)

High in the mountains, a group of samurai gather, bringing the youngest of their class with them. It is long after the wars between clans have ended, and so the samurai’s grasp at the chance to feel brave, to prove themselves the warriors they once were. The cave they come to is dark, eerie even. … More October Mythology Special: 100 Ghost Stories (Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai)

Waxing Philosophical: On the Fate of Those Who Can See Youkai

I love stories about youkai, whether it be in anime or manga form. Mythology, especially that of Japan, has always been a huge interest for me, as you can probably tell from the plan for next month and my posts on the mythology of Ancient Magus Bride. Which also means that I’ve spent a lot … More Waxing Philosophical: On the Fate of Those Who Can See Youkai

Time to Spookify the Blog for October! [Blog Update]

Hi there! One of my favorite times of the year is coming up in two weeks! Trees changing color, various apple flavored desserts and ciders, and the digging up of old spooky stories told to pass the growing nights. As you can tell, I love Fall and the month of October especially. October means Halloween, … More Time to Spookify the Blog for October! [Blog Update]

The Mythology of Ancient Magus’ Bride: Part 3 (Enchanted Animal Pelts and more…)

Welcome back to another installment of The Mythology of Ancient Magus Bride, where we take a look at the origins behind many of our favorite characters and smaller aspects of the show. As you know from my previous two posts, the mangaka Kore Yamazaki, loved to pull from various mythology in her construction of this … More The Mythology of Ancient Magus’ Bride: Part 3 (Enchanted Animal Pelts and more…)