Yami Shibai 2

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 2

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Synonyms: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Second Season, Theater of Darkness 2nd Season, Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 2
Japanese: 闇芝居 2期
English: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 2
German: Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 2
Spanish: Yamishibai: Historias Japonesas de Fantasmas Temporada 2
French: Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2014 to Sep 29, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.501 (scored by 2611826,118 users)
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Ranked: #63862
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Popularity: #2799
Members: 44,752
Favorites: 27

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For the second time, the masked storyteller returns to tell children tales and legends of horror and woe, such as the tale of a ventriloquist's dummy, a locker that grants wishes, a capsule toy machine that returns lost possessions, and a strange food called Ominie-san.

Building on the foundation that was laid by the first, Yami Shibai 2 is a collection of Japanese scary stories of the unknown and the occult that are truly terrifying, narrated in a style of art that mimics kamishibai storytelling.

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Hatsune, Miku
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Yamakawa, Norio


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"Shijuukunichi Me (四十九日目)" by Nashimoto Ui feat. Miku Hatsune

Aug 19, 2016
Paraturtle (All reviews)
Far more cerebral than the previous season. And, while it's somewhat interesting to contemplate the themes in each episode, I'm not watching Yami Shibai Season 2 for mind puzzles, I'm watching it because I liked how Season 1 handled horror creep so well. All in all, maybe 3 episodes were what I was hoping for, 4 had something worth deconstructing, and the rest were downright boring. There's even some strange script issues which become increasingly apparent with the episode Funeral Confessional. You'll know what I mean if you pay close attention.

Same as before, but it forsakes the opportunity to use different forms of animation for read more
Oct 2, 2016
Criscosandwich (All reviews)
Step right up and have a look...

It's time for disappointment

Yami Shibai's second season is... Very boring and forgettable. Keep in mind I watched all three seasons of Yami Shibai back to back, and there was a notable decrease in the story quality as I went on. There are more morals this season and a lot of them are blatantly obvious and a poor decision to add to a series that really doesn't need morals (more morals means turning more characters into complete jerks too, making you want the characters to suffer even more by the end of the episode). I don't remember many of the read more
May 9, 2020
charlottadell (All reviews)
Like Yamishibai, Yamishibai 2 is very hit or miss, mainly misses. In a lot of ways season two is worse than season one but in some ways I think season two is actually better than one.

The writing's overall quality is improved in the sense that even though the bad episodes aren't scary they're at least interesting. What hasn't changed is that some stories feel like they were written by or for children. In episode 11 the moral of the story is literately "Plagiarism is bad" which is like ???? obviously we all knew that? Thanks mom for reminding me to play nicely lol. The way read more
Apr 3, 2020
L_c86 (All reviews)
I watched this right after watching the first season, and this was definitely a downgrade from season One.


For the most part the stories in this season were ok, but my main problem is that the morals to most of the stories were very obvious and executed poorly. Season one felt like the story was made priority, but season two felt like they wrote the story around the moral, with the moral sometimes overtaking the plot.


The art was definitely less memorable Than the first season's art. I still remember most of the art from season one, but I can’t say the same for this season. They read more

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