Shame Tanooki Mario Didn't Have Golden Testicles

They're not giant monsters. And they sure don't appear in giant Japanese monster movies. They're yokai, fodder for Japanese folk tales, and they sometimes do » 10/28/08 7:00am 10/28/08 7:00am appear in video games. Just in time for Halloween, authors Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt have a book called on the creatures, and just to show how pervasive yokai…

Yokai Attack! In My Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword?

That's a screen from DS title Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword » 8/29/08 8:40am 8/29/08 8:40am. Maybe you've seen it, maybe not. It refers to a book on monsters called . That's a real book! Look, it exists — they wrote it. See, when Matt Alt (a "robot otaku") and Hiroko Yoda (a ) localized the game, they translated the original Japanese text and an…