If you took a liking any to Takashi Miike’s 2005 Daiei revival from the late 1960s, The Great Yokai War, you’re more than welcome to get your hopes up for more in the new year with the first promo art now online for the follow-up, The Great Yokai War: Guardians.
Kadokawa Pictures is also running a first look at young actor Kokoro Terada in the role of Kei Watanabe, as Sci-Fi Japan reports, “an elementary school student with a connection to the yokai”, a hodgepodge of Japanese mythological creatures with a spiritual connection to the world that permeates us.
The 2005 film saw a Ryunosuke Kamiki as Tadashi, a young boy tasked with searching for a mystical sword to defeat the evil Yomotsumono and rescue the children of Japan. Official plot details for the sequel are pending but these what we have so far until a teaser arises.
Open the gallery above and take a look!