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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: 6.321 (scored by 11,366 users)
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Ranked: #68342
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Popularity: #2970
Members: 20,652
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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)



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

This is both impressive and really depressing.


Story: 2

They follow a "monster of the week" type of story in this season. I'm not even sure these are based on actual Japanese folklore and scary stories anymore. The stories were extremely bland and boring, with maybe only an episode or two actually entertaining me rather than frustrating me.

Art: 9

I'm putting sound and art in the same category here. They were by far the only good aspect of the show this season. The art was a major improvement from the last season and read more
Apr 4, 2017
animus1010 (All reviews)
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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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