Yamishibai – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories
Synonyms: Theater of Darkness
Japanese: 闇芝居

 

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 2013 to Sep 30, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Synopsis

The mysterious, yellow-masked Storyteller is a man whose true name and origin are both unknown. He appears at dusk where children gather and recites sinister tales based on Japanese urban legends, to which his young audience eerily intakes. However, the Storyteller is no ordinary teller of tales. He incorporates a kamishibai, a traditional paper-scrolling device, to add visuals to his already demented narration.

A series of short horror stories, Yami Shibai begins with a bachelor who, after moving into a new apartment, immediately starts sensing a malevolent glare being pressed into him. A single talisman rests on his ceiling, but he has no way of knowing it is one of the few safeguards that separate him from a bottomless pit of suffering. Each story is more terrifying, more appalling, and more sickening than the last as the Storyteller’s audience find themselves being sucked into the vicious world of his words.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Review

Yamishibai is a collection of horror stories which you should binge on a spooky October night for the best atmosphere possible. All the stories in season 1 are great (this will change in later seasons) and the narration is creepy and really adds to the whole thing.

There is this one story about a hospital which I still remember. There were three guys on the roof of a hospital chanting and the creepy animation is still something that I remember strongly. It doesn’t scare me but it still creeps me out.

Recommended

Yamishibai Season 2

Shows from the same genre: Dementia, Horror, Demons, Supernatural

Shows from the same studio: ILCA

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