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Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari

Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: Requiem from the Darkness
Synonyms: Hundred Stories, 100 Stories, Kyogoku Natsuhiko Kosetsu Hyaku Monogatari, Natsuhiko Kyougoku's Worldly Horror Stories
Japanese: 京極夏彦 巷説百物語

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2003 to Dec 27, 2003
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.331 (scored by 5004 users)
Ranked: #20772
Popularity: #1697
Members: 15,218
Favorites: 67
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Popular Tags

fantasy horror mystery supernatural

Synopsis

Tired of writing riddles for children, Yamaoka Momosuke plans on gathering spooky and gruesome stories and publishing them in an anthology called Hyakumonogatari ("One Hundred Tales"). While researching these old myths and legends he comes across a mysterious trio who call themselves the Ongyou. They are detectives who are investigating the legends to reveal their truths...and bring those in the wrong to justice. Each time Momosuke meets the Ongyou he must face horrible truths and battle with his morals, but he's seeing things he shouldn't be seeing...

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Ogin
Ogin
Main
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Strassman, Karen
English
Strassman, Karen
Mataichi
Mataichi
Main
Nakao, Ryuusei
Japanese
Nakao, Ryuusei
Kramer, Steve
English
Kramer, Steve
Nagamimi
Nagamimi
Main
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio
McConnohie, Michael
English
McConnohie, Michael
Yamaoka, Momosuke
Yamaoka, Momosuke
Main
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese
Seki, Toshihiko
George, Grant
English
George, Grant

Staff

Tonokatsu, Hideki
Director
Ooba, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Okuwaki, Masaharu
Storyboard
Miya, Shigeyuki
Storyboard, Character Design, Animation Director



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Mar 4, 2008
Bluesnow
Hundred stories, More commonly known as "Requiem From the Darkness" is a horror anime like no other. 13 episodes of the most disturbing and gory stories you'll ever witness. The basic plot of the story is about a young man who is an author journeying to lands where there are mysterious rumors in order to write a book of 100 Japanese horror stories. Every time he encounters the supernatural though he runs into a group of the "Exorcists" traveling Japan to destroy the darkness in people's hearts.

Story: Each episode is a separate story in another village, but even though its "Episodic" the relationship between main read more
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Aug 18, 2008
metzger
The main character, Momosuke, is a young writer whose ambition is to create an anthology of disturbing stories and mysterious country tales. On his trip researching the local legends he comes across the Ongyu - an odd trio of travelers in search for the wicked (each episode is about a different person in a different place) and handing out punishment for previous sins. The young author joins their travels and witnesses just how corrupt can people get. On his way he'll have to question his own morality, as the trio's ways of treating their "victims" is very cruel both mentally and physically.

Art is what read more
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Aug 6, 2013
angelsreview
I loved the stories, each show being almost stand alone as a storyline, very rarely going over 2 or more episodes and yet as you keep watching, it does lead up to something bigger. They take a lot of Japanese folklore and old stories and depict them in a rather interesting way. It does get a little hard to understand in the surreal look. You never know what is real and what is spiritual because of how some of the characters look (More on that in artwork). If you watch it in the dark, be scared. But yet the show almost asks you to watch read more
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Oct 15, 2014
ktulu007
Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari is an anime based on the writing of Kyogoku Natsuhiko. It was handled by TMS Entertainment, the same studio behind Detective Conan and Monster Rancher. So, how does a studio like that manage with a horror series? Let's take a look and see.

Story:

We open with a writer named Momosuke. Turns out, he's going on a trip to gather information to write an anthology of a hundred tales. While walking on a rainy night, he nearly falls off of a cliff only to be saved by a traveling monk named Mataichi. Mataichi gives Momosuke directions for a place he can stay read more
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Recommendations

Both animes deal with supernatural beings and have cases that are based on myths and hearsays (they even used a similar tale as a basis for one of their stories). The two animes also plays on human flaws as well as the need to seek for truth. However, Hundred Stories is definitely more violent than Mononoke. Though they do not use the same style, the cinematography of these two animes are also quite unique.
Both about a small group of supernatural people who's job is to send "Evil doers" and occasionally the not so evil to the land of the dead for their sins and transgressions. Similar story flow as well... but Hundred stories is exponentially more violent and disturbing.
Both features ancient Japanese ghost stories
Ayakashi is more like literature while Hundred Stories are collection of ghost stories rumored in the Edo period.
They both have a similar feel to them and they have the same episodic format.
reportRecommended by Dart- - Add to favorites
Similar atmosphere, both are horror/mystery/supernatural series. Both based on a novel series.
As far as plot is concerned these animes are not particularly similar. Both feature supernatural themes, however this is not much of a connection either. The two features that makes these two anime similar are the general vibe, and the constant questioning throughout the series of whether it is uniquely brilliant or simply bizarre and annoying. In my opinion these animes have an element of both, however if you removed the bizarre and annoying elements you would be left with something that is purely average. If you like one you will probably like the other, however Kurozuka is the superior of the two.
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Opening Theme

"Flame" by Keiko Lee

Ending Theme

"The Moment of Love" by Keiko Lee

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