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Yami Shibai 3rd Season

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English: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 3
Synonyms: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Third Season, Theater of Darkness 3rd Season
Japanese: 闇芝居 3期


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2016 to Apr 4, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Mondays at 02:35 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.271 (scored by 5,914 users)
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Ranked: #61092
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Popularity: #2911
Members: 11,182
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Episodes: /13
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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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Ishikawa, Tomohisa
Ishikawa, Tomohisa
Kumamoto, Hiromu
Kumamoto, Hiromu
Yamakawa, Norio
Yamakawa, Norio

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Mar 19, 2016
Step right up and have a look… at why Yami Shibai season 3 doesn't live up to the first 2 seasons

Being a big fan of the first two seasons of Yami Shibai I was super excited when i heard that there would be a third installment in the series. It's sad to say however that it fell completely flat and lost somthing that the other seasons had.

Art: 7
You can tell from episode one that the art has drastically improved from the first two seasons and the animations that they do have in the show flow much more smoothly.

Sound: 8
The ed to the third seasons switched read more
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Mar 28, 2016
In my opinion, by far the best of all seasons. While the first focused mostly on ghosts and the second on disappointing the viewers, the third season focuses on the horror of inescapable situations, that in my never-humble opinion, scores much higher than ghosts.

There's really not much else to say about it. If you're new to the series I suggest watching the first season, then this (the 3rd) and skipping entirely on the second. Each episode is about 5 minutes long (including opening and surprisingly wacky ending) and each story stands on its own, with the typical hand-puppet Yami Shibai art style, which you read more
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Oct 2, 2016
Oh the unfortunate curse that is the "sequel" has PLAGUED this series and TAINTED the small reputation the first season had.

I tried.

I tried SO HARD with this season.



This is gonna be a long and angry one folks. I hope you enjoy pure and utter rage (however I will try to keep it civil and use as little profanity as possible) from an ANGRY FANGIRL. So, strap yourselves in and enjoy me RIPPING THIS SEASON APART.


Story: 2

The worst part of this season was the awful excuses for "stories" this season had to tell. It seemed like it was ATTEMPTING to be like read more
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Aug 19, 2016
This is, essentially, one giant call-back to the first season. Everything was done really well here, even if a few episodes have that "Season 2 charm" (Read: aren't that good.) We've returned to the general idea of horror creep where viewers are subjected to a steady increase of fear. There's a law implemented, either explicitly or non-explicitly shared, and then the following events follow through with that general characteristic.

Now, I will say that it's possible certain parts didn't deliver due to fatigue. I did marathon every episode, so it's likely that my 'lackluster' perception on a few episodes is due to me growing callous to read more
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