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00:50 #10. “To the Forest of Firefly Lights” [aka “Hotarubi no mori e”] (2011)
01:48 #9. “Yokai Monsters Spook Warfare” [aka “Yōkai Daisensō”] (1968)
02:45 #8. “A Letter to Momo” [aka “Momo e no Tegami”] (2011)
03:35 #7. “The Great Yokai War” [“Yōkai Daisensō”] (2005)
04:38 #6. “Ugetsu” [aka “Ugetsu Monogatari”] (1953)
05:38 #5. “Onibaba” (1964)
06:40 #4. “Dreams” [aka “Yume”] (1990)
07:47 #3, #2, #1 ????

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  1. Check out a few of the movies featued in this video:
    Hotarubi no Mori e [Limited Release] [Blu-ray]
    Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare
    A Letter to Momo

  2. The title is misleading seeing as you’re including folklore alongside mythology… I would personally give each their own list, as there are differences between the two.

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