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One night, as their elderly mother lies sick in bed reminiscing of the hardships in her life, two brothers head out into the black night to hunt deer. As they head deeper into the forest they are aware of something approaching but dismiss it as little more than the wind and continue on their way. However, as they set a trap for their prey and lay in wait, one of the hunters is captured and only released when his brother shoots the mystery attacker's arm off. Discovering that it is the arm of a demon they have acquired, the pair returns home to find the shock of their lives...
While two monks are on a pilgrimage to Kumano, they seek shelter for the evening at a young woman's house. That night, as they sleep their hostess sneaks into their room and, enamored with the younger of the pair, attempts to seduce him. Desperate to escape her persistent advances, he refuses her promising to seek her out on his return; but unable to contain her burning passion, the woman chases after him. Fleeing for his life, the young monk seeks shelter from his stalker’s demonic aura in the Dojoji Temple, but can the sacred bell and other priests protect him from the insanity of his possessed admirer?
Both Oni and Dojoji are stop motion animations from Kihachiro Kawamoto, but are also tales that centre around traditional oriental demons. Though Dojoji is a more fleshed out story, if you like one, you are bound to enjoy the other.