Kyougoku Natsuhiko: Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari

Requiem from the Darkness

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Synonyms: Hundred Stories, 100 Stories, Natsuhiko Kyougoku's Worldly Horror Stories
Japanese: 京極夏彦 巷説百物語
English: Requiem from the Darkness
French: Requiem from the Darkness
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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: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: GoreGore, HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.081 (scored by 1032710,327 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #38172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3557
Members: 39,832
Favorites: 130

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In an attempt to turn his floundering career around by compiling one hundred ghost stories, struggling author Momosuke Yamaoka roams through Edo-period Japan searching for material. During his travels, the young man wanders deep into the mountains, where he encounters a monk named Mataichi. Failing to heed the monk's advice to turn back, Momosuke presses forward and soon witnesses a murder carried out by Mataichi and his two associates. As it turns out, Mataichi's gang also investigates paranormal incidents—aiming to make those in the wrong pay the ultimate price.

Continuing to seek out subject matter for his stories, Momosuke repeatedly crosses paths with the trio of outlaws, becoming increasingly involved in their schemes each time. As the author strays further toward the world of darkness, he grapples with both the morality of the group's actions and the line between humans and the supernatural.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Murata, Yuuichi
Tonokatsu, Hideki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"The Flame" by Keiko Lee

Ending Theme

"The Moment of Love" by Keiko Lee


Oct 26, 2023
Requiem from the Darkness - 2003 - 7.5/10

The anthology series is an adaptation of Kyogoku Natsuhiko work. Genre is Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Fantasy with Historical and Psychological themes.

Show consists of a writer who journeys across the country to write an anthology of disturbing / ghost stories and his misadventures along the way. MC often meets the Ongyu, a trio with supernatural powers that hunt the wicked, on these travels.

Show depicts a lot of graphic gore and violence. Most characters are deformed in one way or another, the surroundings are dark and often quite literally twisted, setting the mood for all the disturbing things the ...
Jul 10, 2023
Mushishi, ACCA-13 now this I just feel like screaming "SUGOI"
These animes don't have a definite plotline so the character personality is a major deciding factor for people to watch or drop and this is where it exceeds your expectations. Wise, sly and bulkhead all three options are there for you
The MC is not as dumb as the poster make him appear so he too will not disappoint you

As for the plotlines it follows 1v1[1ep, 1plot, 1youkai] you won't feel like the stories being dragged at all. It's not Pokemon i.e. ghost and it's ability there's an intricate plot staged before ghost is introduced so you ...
Mar 22, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Decided to rewatch this anime as i remember it being good but couldnt remember much about its contents. This is an anthology series so each episode contains a new story with new characters (except for last 2 or 3 episodes), all tied together with an overarching story about an author who bumps into a trio of beings? Who go around Japan to exorcise spirits that have committed sin.

So honestly, the characters weren't that memorable except maybe Mataichi and the animation style could be somewhat off putting as they mixed traditional anime style with 3d textures at some points. However the anime was strong where ...

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