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Yami Shibai

Yami Shibai

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
Producers: TV Tokyo, ILCA
Duration: 4 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.221 (scored by 7770 users)
Ranked: #23252
Popularity: #1683
Members: 14,409
Favorites: 39
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Synopsis

Akin to TV Tokyo's Folktales from Japan, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories takes a narrative format to explore the rich occult history from Japan. Moreover, the storytelling techniques in this brand new series will mimic kamishibai—a traditional storytelling technique inspired by the artistic usage of paper figures and scrolls.

Yamishibai is a picture-story style of animation whose motif is surrounded and based off rumors and urban legends throughout the history of Japan.

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Related Anime

Sequel: Yami Shibai 2nd Season

Characters & Voice Actors

Story teller
Story teller
Main
Tsuda, Kanji
Japanese
Tsuda, Kanji

Staff

Kumamoto, Hiromu
Script
Hatsune, Miku
Theme Song Performance



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Aug 10, 2013
Alpharon
Esta review también está en español.

Step right up and have a look… It's time for Theater of Darkness…

With this ominous presentation, a mysterious man wearing a golden mask invites us to enjoy Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (Theater of darkness, and from now on, YS), an anthology of Japanese rumors and urban legends, full of spirits, ghost, curses, and all those creepy things we like so much. No gore or extreme violence here, only pure, clean terror.

Unlike creations like Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror or Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari, which both had a more medieval setting (or at least, before the Meiji era), YS take place in read more
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Oct 23, 2013
judojon
Sometimes the simplest of ideas work surprisingly well. Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (or Theater of Darkness) is essentially the animated equivalence of telling spooky stories by the campfire. Of course, unlike campfire ghost stories, it has the advantage of telling its story through visuals and atmosphere setting sound design. This is as rudimentary as storytelling gets, short and quick to the point. Yet these tales of horror are plenty effective; distilling the tense atmosphere and shocks which make those short ghost stories so much fun.

Yamishibai wholly commits to creating a creepy atmosphere from beginning to end. The short opening for every episode has a man read more
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Recommendations

Tales of horror are told in these two series. They focus on almost an entirely different character/story every time and these usually involves strange events dealing with supernatural elements.

The elements of horror are present as the characters in the stories are often met with unfortunate results.
Both are compilation of short horror stories. Both have simmilar "simple" animation with very few action, but both still manage to send some chills down your spine. Both are based on Japanese urban legends. If you liked one, check the other one.

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Ending Theme

"Kaifuu Emaki" by AVtechNO! and Teniwoha (performed using Hatsune Miku)

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