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Yami Shibai 3

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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: 6.301 (scored by 9,471 users)
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Ranked: #64102
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Popularity: #2856
Members: 17,262
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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
Useless_Goddess (All reviews)
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
Oct 2, 2016
Criscosandwich (All reviews)
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
Apr 4, 2017
animus1010 (All reviews)
*no spoilers*
Story: The first couple of episodes were.. erm.. not very great or interesting.. they were nice. Then you might ask: "why is the score so high then?" well the last couple of episodes were great! Twist endings, unique monsters and legends.

Art: Personally, I prefer this style of art to regular anime style.. So I gave it a 10.

The opening and ending fit really well with the anime. Though I gave sound an 8 because of some things I'll need to spoil to you.. and I don't want to spoil:3

Character: The characters are very unique (I mean the monsters) and the people characters read more
Aug 19, 2016
Paraturtle (All reviews)
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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