Yami Shibai 2

Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 2

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Synonyms: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Second Season, Theater of Darkness 2nd Season
Japanese: 闇芝居 2期
English: Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 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: 6.511 (scored by 2880628,806 users)
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Ranked: #67052
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Popularity: #3180
Members: 49,893
Favorites: 32

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Barão, Glória
Hatsune, Miku
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Ending Theme

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

Episode Videos


Sep 23, 2016
Yami Shibai 2nd Season is obviously the seaon following it's prequel Yami Shibai. With these in mind, season 2 of Yami Shibai was completly lacking what was in the first season.

The stories in season 2 of Yami Shibai were not as scary nor creepy as the first season. I did not find myself getting as scared or feeling like I'm being watched from these episodes. The horro in the stories also didn't seem like it was all there.

As usual, the art in Yami Shibai was very interesting and quite beautiful to look at. The effect of this art style adds to the whole creep factor ...
Oct 13, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Yami Shibai is a pretty decently sized horror franchise with nine series and a special. All from ILCA, the studio behind the unimpressive Kowabon. I have reviewed the first series. So, I thought it might be interesting to look at the second for this year's horror anime month.


This series follows the same pattern as the first. We open with an old narrator calling on nearby children to join him for the show. Then there's a horror short for about four minutes and the ending credits.

The biggest issue remains the same. The stories largely don't have much in terms of subversion. There are ...
Aug 7, 2019
Ok..what the heck happened? Between season 1 and 2 there seemed to be a major overhaul in storytelling quality. I'm not going to be a total American weeb and say, "i DoN'T GeT IT, i DOn'T unDerSTanD!" I know that these stories are based off of Japanese folklore and urban legends so there are going to be lot of things that a Western audience just wouldn't understand. It seemed like this season was rooted even deeper into the lore and the "horror" aspect just didn't resonate with an American audience.
What bothered me, personally, with this season ...

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