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Yami Shibai 2

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: TV Tokyo
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.551 (scored by 16,217 users)
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Ranked: #56612
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Popularity: #2447
Members: 27,746
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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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Iguchi, Noboru
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
Mushishe (All reviews)
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
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
Sep 23, 2016
Unamo31 (All reviews)
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 read more


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