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The Great Yōkai War (妖怪大戦争, Yōkai Dai Sensō) is a GeGeGe no Kitarō story that first appeared as a chapter of the Shonen Magazine run. The story was serialized from April 17 to May 8, 1966. It has since been adapted for the 1968, 1985 and 2007 anime versions of "GeGeGe no Kitarō". Elements of the story were also incorporated into the 1996 series movie The Phantom Train.





  • Bokura picture book - The Western Yōkai (西洋妖怪の巻)
  • Tanoshii Yochien - The Great Yōkai War (ようかいだいせんそうのまき)
  • 1st Grade Learning Magazine - The Great Yōkai War (ようかいだいせんそうのまき)
  • 2nd Grade Learning Magazine - The Western Yōkai (西ようようかいのまき)
  • Poplar picture book - The Great Yōkai War (妖怪大戦争)
  • Comic BonBon Special Release - GeGeGe no Kitarō Special Edition (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎・特別編)


Episode 10 - The Great Yōkai War (Part 1) (aired March 6, 1968)
Episode 11 - The Great Yōkai War (Part 2) (aired March 13, 1968)

Movie 2 - The Great Yōkai War (released March 15, 1986)

Movie 3 - The Phantom Train (released July 12, 1997)
(Original story but features the Western Yōkai)

Episode 32 - Landing! The Threat of Western Yōkai (aired November 11, 2007)
Episode 33 - Great Counterattack! Japanese Yōkai (aired November 18, 2007)


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