Best Anime About Japanese Mythology

The Boy and the Beast

Idea of animals with magical abilities, & which live near-human lives talking, walking, and living in a society together is a common theme in Japanese folklore.


In Japanese traditional stories, demons, usually called oni, are a huge part of Japanese folklore and come in many shapes and sizes.

Spirited Away

The colorful cast of the movie includes a traditional radish spirit, a talking frog that looks like it’s right out of a Kawanabe Kyosai painting, and a river spirit.


Sarazanmai is a story about one of the most famous creatures from Japanese mythology, kappa!

Hozuki’s Coolheadedness

Hozuki’s Coolheadedness delivers everything in a lightheaded and fun way that keeps the folk stories interesting.

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