Once upon a time the Obakemono Project was the coolest place on the internet to chat with like-minded folks about yurei, yokai, and other Asian and world folklore monsters. Sadly, the owner lost interest in the site and didn’t designate any other Admins before abandoning it. The site became overrun with SpamBots, and–while a few of us fought valiantly to keep the site clean–we lost.
Like a spunky band in a zombie show, eventually we had to give up our no-longer safe haven and strike out for something new.
After a few months of testing, fiddling, and building up our own walls and fortifications to ensure the SpamBot horde wouldn’t destroy our new home, we are proud to announce the new coolest place on the internet to chat with like-minded folks about–well, you know.
Welcome to Obake Forums !!!!
There you can hang out and chat yokai, post questions, get answers, give answers, and do all of that cool forum stuff with some of the leading English-language experts on yokai and Asian folklore. People like Matt Alt (Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide, Yurei Attack!: The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide), Mathew Meyer (The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons: a Field Guide to Japanese Yokai), and–humbly–myself, Zack Davisson (Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan, Kitaro, upcoming Yurei: The Japanese Ghost).
Some come check it out. Register. And start chatting.