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 2791827,918 users)
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Ranked: #65692
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Popularity: #3030
Members: 48,264
Favorites: 31

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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


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 ...
Aug 19, 2016
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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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