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Shigeru Mizuki's Yokai Photo Album (水木しげるの妖怪写真館, Mizuki Shigeru no Yōkai Shashin Kan) is a supernatural action RPG developed by SNK. It was released in Japan on December 29, 1999 for the Neo Geo Pocket Color. The game openly presents Shigeru Mizuki's knowledge of yokai folklore. The mangaka is best known for publishing his own yokai-centered manga series, GeGeGe no Kitaro. He also provided the main visuals for this game.
The player is a curious pupil of Mizuki's yokai hunting class. The game basically consists of the protagonist investigating local residents for yokai sightings and pinpointing the spirits' locations. Ideally, the main goal of these hunts is to snap solid photographic evidence of these creatures with a mysterious camera named Ungai. Should they ever get into a fight with a ghost or monster, the player has to rely on their camera -as well as their wits with folklore- to save themselves. According to Mizuki, the method of finding these spirits in the game closely resembles the same process in real life.
It became a cult hit in Japan due to the game's use of real locations. The gaming magazine, Famitsu, also promoted the game by participating in the game's ghost hunts (both in the game and in real life). The staff's story was chronicled in a humorous web comic.