Kyougoku Natsuhiko: Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari

Requiem from the Darkness

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Alternative Titles

English: Requiem from the Darkness
Synonyms: Hundred Stories, 100 Stories, Natsuhiko Kyougoku's Worldly Horror Stories
Japanese: 京極夏彦 巷説百物語


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2003 to Dec 27, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:35 (JST)
Source: Novel
Genres: FantasyFantasy, HistoricalHistorical, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, PsychologicalPsychological, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.141 (scored by 81288,128 users)
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Ranked: #31402
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Popularity: #3094
Members: 31,945
Favorites: 104

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Tired of writing riddles for children, Yamaoka Momosuke plans on gathering spooky and gruesome stories and publishing them in an anthology called Hyakumonogatari ("One Hundred Tales"). While researching these old myths and legends he comes across a mysterious trio who call themselves the Ongyou. They are detectives who are investigating the legends to reveal their truths...and bring those in the wrong to justice. Each time Momosuke meets the Ongyou he must face horrible truths and battle with his morals, but he's seeing things he shouldn't be seeing...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tonokatsu, Hideki
Ooba, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujioka, Yoshinobu
Script, Series Composition
Kakudou, Hiroyuki


Opening Theme

"Flame" by Keiko Lee

Ending Theme

"The Moment of Love" by Keiko Lee

Mar 4, 2008
Bluesnow (All reviews)
Hundred stories, More commonly known as "Requiem From the Darkness" is a horror anime like no other. 13 episodes of the most disturbing and gory stories you'll ever witness. The basic plot of the story is about a young man who is an author journeying to lands where there are mysterious rumors in order to write a book of 100 Japanese horror stories. Every time he encounters the supernatural though he runs into a group of the "Exorcists" traveling Japan to destroy the darkness in people's hearts.

Story: Each episode is a separate story in another village, but even though its "Episodic" the relationship between main read more
Aug 18, 2008
metzger (All reviews)
The main character, Momosuke, is a young writer whose ambition is to create an anthology of disturbing stories and mysterious country tales. On his trip researching the local legends he comes across the Ongyu - an odd trio of travelers in search for the wicked (each episode is about a different person in a different place) and handing out punishment for previous sins. The young author joins their travels and witnesses just how corrupt can people get. On his way he'll have to question his own morality, as the trio's ways of treating their "victims" is very cruel both mentally and physically.

Art is what read more
Oct 15, 2014
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari is an anime based on the writing of Kyogoku Natsuhiko. It was handled by TMS Entertainment, the same studio behind Detective Conan and Monster Rancher. So, how does a studio like that manage with a horror series? Let's take a look and see.


We open with a writer named Momosuke. Turns out, he's going on a trip to gather information to write an anthology of a hundred tales. While walking on a rainy night, he nearly falls off of a cliff only to be saved by a traveling monk named Mataichi. Mataichi gives Momosuke directions for a place he can stay read more
Sep 8, 2018
bmoore07 (All reviews)
There is no method to the madness. Within Natsuhiko Kyogoku’s Requiem from the Darkness, there are exceptions to be sure but, generally speaking, this is a show where atrocities are committed by people with zero regard for or reasoning behind their actions. Lacking even a passing resemblance of foresight, they’re easily swayed by their self-serving impulses - a bruised ego here, a childish grievance there - into venturing as far as to kill one another.

“Kill”, of course, is a massive understatement. The humans depicted here don’t simply murder each other; they do so in a variety of grotesque ways. Victims’ faces are contorted with agony read more

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