Yami Shibai 3

Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 3

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Synonyms: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Third Season, Theater of Darkness 3rd Season, Japanese Ghost Stories 3
Japanese: 闇芝居 3期
English: Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 3
German: Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 3
Spanish: Yamishibai: Historias Japonesas de Fantasmas Temporada 3
French: Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 3
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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
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.321 (scored by 1930119,301 users)
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Ranked: #74492
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Popularity: #3331
Members: 34,903
Favorites: 38

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A young boy silently sketches out the forms of the horrors that dwell in his mind. During this adventure into the occult and mysterious, he tells tales that involve dreams of a person with a muscular arm that you must not look at, a hospital with a room that holds a grim secret, and a visit to an eerily silent taxidermy museum.

These tales and more are compiled in Yami Shibai 3. Presented in an art style similar to kamishibai storytelling, this horror series stays true to the gruesome and creepy trend that is prominent in Yami Shibai and Yami Shibai 2nd Season.

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Mar 19, 2016
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Oct 2, 2016



I don't think I've ever seen a series fall so far from grace before this.

This is both impressive and really depressing.

May 9, 2020
You know how sometimes the finale of a show can ruin the whole thing and negate even the episodes and aspects you really liked? I feel like the opposite of that is what happened to Yamishibai 3. Allow me to explain:

Up until the final episode, I hated most of the episodes because the stories were shallow, the monsters looked goofy and the characters had a total of 0 personality. The reason I picked up Yamishibai was because it had a mature way of dealing with horror. The scares weren't purely based on shock value or visuals, but worries and fears that are innately human. That's ...

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