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Yami Shibai 2nd Season

Alternative Titles

English: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 2
Synonyms: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Second Season, Theater of Darkness 2nd Season
Japanese: 闇芝居 2期


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2014 to Sep 29, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.541 (scored by 9,887 users)
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Ranked: #51312
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Popularity: #2271
Members: 16,803
Favorites: 11
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Episodes: /13


Yamishibai is a picture-story style of animation whose motif is surrounded and based off rumors and urban legends throughout the history of Japan.

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

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Sep 28, 2014
My love for the first season of Yami Shibai compelled me to write this review. I feel completely underwhelmed by Yami Shibai 2nd season. I found the first season to be genuinely creepy, a true hidden horror gem. Unfortunately, this is not the case for Yami Shibai 2nd season.

I found the tales in this season to be lacking. The dark sinister feeling that was present in season one is no longer there for season two. Out of the 13 episodes, I found only one to be creepy, a few mildly amusing, and the rest to be either boring or a bit confusing.

I personally enjoy read more
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Jul 27, 2014
I base my review on the first season of "Yamishibai" which had a different director and writer. I believe it is only fair to be judged with the first season in mind as they're using the same name and ideas and therefore I expect the same or a better quality.

I'm honestly not enjoying it at all, the stories are very plain and expected. This is 4 episodes in and it is not even getting close to the level of creepiness and fear that the first season brought.

I think the reason for the complete lack of creepiness that this series is expected to bring is read more
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Aug 19, 2016
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
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Oct 2, 2016
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
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Recent News

3rd Season of 'Yami Shibai' Announced for January 2016

3rd Season of 'Yami Shibai' Announced for January 2016

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