Halloween has only been a recent phenomenon in Japan, but has quickly become very popular. Despite this, Japan has a longstanding penchant for horror. Most of their horror stories center around ghosts and spirits, as is evidenced by such popular movies as Ringu and Ju-on and video games such as the Fatal Frame series (which are some of the scariest games I've ever played). In the late 80s and into the 90s, there has also been a fascination in anime and video games on demon hunters. A lot of these anime (and some of the games) made it to the states and became one generation's first glimpse at the world of anime (myself included). So I decided to take a look back at some of the anime and games from the past 20 years that focused on demons and the people who hunt them.
All of these demon hunting movies do share certain characteristics: Blood, Violence, Sex, and Nudity. Not all of them are the same, though. For instance, Devil Hunter Yohko does have nudity and sexual situations, but little to no blood and gore, while Wicked City is dark and gritty with plenty of sex, violence, gore, even a rape scene. Phantom Quest Corp. is probably the tamest, as it's primarily a comedy. There is some sexual innuendo and a short flash of breasts, but it doesn't get graphic. Then there's series such as LA Blue Girl and Urotsukidoji, both of which are notorious for their "tentacle porn."