The Great Yokai War: Guardians

MIIKE Takashi returns to the world of demons with this sequel to The Great Yokai War. Ancient forces have formed a giant demon, which is headed for Tokyo and will destroy the world. Only two small boys, helped by a number of yokai, can stop it now. No need to know the original to enjoy this fabulous fantasy adventure, full of friendly spirits and fearsome demons. With a special surprise role for a classic Kaiju-character.

MIIKE Takashi keert terug naar de wereld van demonen met dit vervolg op The Great Yokai War. Eeuwenoude krachten komen samen en vormen een reusachtige demon, die op weg gaat naar Tokyo om de stad en meteen de hele wereld te vernietigen. Alleen twee kleine jongens, met de hulp van een aantal yokai, kunnen daar een stokje voor steken. Je hoeft het origineel niet te kennen om te genieten van dit fantastische, fantasierijke avontuur, vol vriendelijke geesten en angstaanjagende demonen. Met een speciale gastrol voor een klassiek Kaiju-monster.

MIIKE Takashi 三池崇史 hardly needs an introduction. He is one of the best known Japanese filmmakers of the last three decades. He is also one of the most prolific directors in the world, directing over a hundred films in thirty-one years. MIIKE started out making television films and direct-to-video releases, and then moved on to theatrically released films, soon gaining lots of attention with the infamous Shinjuku Triad Society in 1995. Around the turn of the century his fame skyrocketed worldwide, thanks to films such as Audition, Dead or Alive and Ichii the Killer. It’s been a rollercoaster of a career since with films in every possible genre and style, although they’re almost always recognizably MIIKE. Sometimes he has released no less than eight films in one year. Whenever a new film by him is released, rest assured he’s already making or even finishing the next one. The filmography below is only a very small selection of his work.

2021 – The Great Yokai War: Guardians 妖怪大戦争 ガーディアンズ
2019 – First Love 初恋
2017 – Blade of the Immortal 無限の住人
2012 – Lesson of the Evil 悪の教典
2012 – Ace Attorney 逆転裁判
2011 – Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 一命
2010 – 13 Assassins 十三人の刺客
2006 Big Bang Love, Juvenile A 46億年の恋
2005 – The Great Yokai War 妖怪大戦争
2004 – Zebraman ゼブラーマン
2001 – Ichi the Killer 殺し屋1
1999 – Dead or Alive 犯罪者
1999 – Audition オーディション
1995 – Shinjuku Triad Society 新宿黒社会 チャイナマフィア戦争