Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories / Yami Shibai


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Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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Genres: horror, supernatural
Themes: folklore
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2013-07-14

Plot Summary: A series of short horror stories based around Japanese myths and urban legends. The series is framed around an old man telling these tales to schoolchildren on a playground using kamishibai, a traditional Japanese storytelling method using paper scrolls. (from ANN)

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Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (TV 2)

Genres: horror, supernatural
Themes: folklore
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2014-07-06

Plot Summary: A series of short horror stories based around Japanese myths and urban legends. The series is framed around an old man telling these tales to schoolchildren on a playground using kamishibai, a traditional Japanese storytelling method using paper scrolls. (from ANN)

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Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (TV 3)

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Genres: horror, supernatural
Themes: folklore, ghosts, monsters
Running time: 5 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2016-01-10
Ending Theme: “Naa Naa Naa” by The Mirraz

Plot Summary: A collection of short horror stories; the new season will feature more than 100 weird characters and will focus on urban legends. (from ANN)

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Official Japanese Website

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (TV 4)

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Genres: horror
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2017-01-15
Ending Theme: “Yume oi Hito” (Dreamer) by Takuto

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Official Japanese Website

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (TV 5)

Genres: horror, supernatural
Themes: folklore, ghosts, monsters
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2017-07-02

Plot Summary: A series of short horror stories based around Japanese myths and urban legends. An old man shares these tales using kamishibai, a traditional Japanese storytelling method using paper scrolls. (from ANN)

ANN Page

Official Japanese Website

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (TV 6)

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Vintage: 2018-07-06
Ending Theme: “Mayakashi Yoko” by Aiko Okumura

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Official Japanese Website


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Episode 1 –

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Lesson learned – never remove a talisman! And immediately moved out of creepy apartments that have creepy neighbors! LOL


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Episode 2 –

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The shadows on the curtains – just plain creepy! Glad these stories are so short. I don’t think I could sit through a long one of these.


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Episode 3 –

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They should have made Toshiharu join in the night of laughter!


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Episode 4 –

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A good argument for not working late all alone! I will also stay away from copiers after dark! LOL That ending really made me jump!


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Episode 5 –

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It was kind of cruel of the mother to tell the son that the father’s work was more important than the family was. And it was stupid of the father to say he wished he was alone. In the end, he got his wish. The elevator and its operator just plain scared me.


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Episode 6 –

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An overworked man meets something like the “Blob” on a train. Creepy and gross!


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Episode 7 –

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I wish I had the courage to stop watching these things! I’m such a chicken. LOL Again, the end gave me the shivers. Never would I go into an old deserted hospital in the first place!


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Episode 8 –

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Glad the boy survived. I thought he was in trouble for opening the door the first time, but I’m glad he kept his head the second time. Why anyone would want to live so isolated in the middle of nowhere is beyond me – especially with that kind of ghost around.


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Episode 9 –

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Kotone is cured of her curse, but the priestess that cured her died. Actually, the priestess took the curse upon herself. It looks like it didn’t help Kotone in the end either. Poor girl.


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Episode 10 –

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Perhaps training camps are not such a good thing. Also a good argument for not going to the bathroom by yourself, in a strange place, in the middle of the night! I got chills when that thing came out of the toilet!


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Episode 11 –

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Don’t you know you’re not supposed to watch videos with real ghosts in them? Especially when the thing can move off the tape and possess your friends! I got chills again!


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Episode 12 –

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What creepy little boys those were! Too many times, people use the word “promise” without really thinking and in this case, the girl never should have said she promised in the presence of something from the other side. Tomonari-kun took her at her word and made the girl keep that promise. Now, she is on the other side as well and will be playing with Tomonari-kun and those creepy boys forever!


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Episode 13 –

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If someone tells you not to look at something, take their advice! And that was an incredible way to end this series! I don’t think the goose bumps will ever go away. As much as this show creeped me out, I couldn’t help coming back to watch another episode. I still can’t decide if I’m happy or not that the series is over. LOL


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S2 Episode 4 -

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I knew that demon was going to pop up and I expected it, but I still jumped out of my skin when it finally did!


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Grudge & Zaborgar Directors Make 2nd Yamishibai Anime Season

posted on 2014-02-04 02:00 EST
The Grudge’s Takashi Shimizu involved in this summer’s continuation of horror series

Crunchyroll Adds Yami Shibai 2 TV Anime

posted on 2014-07-04 22:15 EDT

Yamishibai Horror Anime Shorts Get 3rd Season in January

posted on 2015-11-02 04:45 EST
New season to feature 100+ weird characters


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VIDEO: “Yamishibai” Season 3 Commercial Teases January Broadcast

November 22, 2015 2:28pm CST
Latest iteration starts in January


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Sentai Filmworks License Announced in April 2016 Slate

Dec 17, 2015

Sentai Filmworks Adds Yamishibai Horror Anime

posted on 2015-12-18 01:55 EST
Horror short anime series is inspired by Shōwa-era illustrated paper theater

Press Release for License Announcement

December 28, 2015


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3rd Yamishibai Horror Anime Season’s 2nd Ad Streamed

posted on 2015-12-21 02:00 EST
New season premiering on TV Tokyo in January


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Crunchyroll to Simulcast “Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 3” Anime

January 06, 2016 1:00pm CST
Horror stories return on January 10 at 12:35pm Pacific Time