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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 4697 users)
Ranked: #19872
Popularity: #1600
Members: 13,687
Favorites: 61
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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, Ryusei
Japanese
Nakao, Ryusei
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
Miya, Shigeyuki
Storyboard, Animation Director, Character Design
Okuwaki, Masaharu
Storyboard



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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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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.

Opening Theme

"Flame" by Keiko Lee

Ending Theme

"The Moment of Love" by Keiko Lee

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