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Yami Shibai 4th Season

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English: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 4
Synonyms: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Fourth Season, Theater of Darkness 4th Season
Japanese: 闇芝居 4


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 16, 2017 to Mar 27, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Mondays at 02:05 (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: 5.651 (scored by 1,148 users)
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Ranked: #73562
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Popularity: #3850
Members: 6,030
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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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Jan 23, 2017
jRad522 (All reviews)
The first season of YamiShibai is awesome, the second is pretty good, the third is ok, and this one, sadly, is not very good. The unique art style has gone from interesting and expressive to boring and lazy. The stories are nowhere near as tense, and I never feel scared anymore.

If you are at all interested in the series and its sometimes terrifying and always macabre treatment of the horror genre, please go back and watch seasons 1 & 2. They are, for the most part, uniquely Japanese and genuinely scary horror shorts. I turned a couple of those 4 minute episodes off because read more
Feb 9, 2017
Xykko (All reviews)
After finishing the 5th episode of this 4th season I gotta say this: This is hands down the worst season of Yami Shibai to date, managing to be worst than its predecessor from season 3. This is my early review of the show, and it will be updated as soon as the show ends, but I doubt this show will get any praise from me.

The horror genre is quite hard to suceed in anime, as seen in works like Gyo (trainwreck), Corpse Party (Gore Party), Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni (Loli gore fest) and plenty 80's/90's horror OVA's. So after seeing the first season read more
Feb 1, 2017
townline (All reviews)
Eh, this series is kind-of going downhill. Compared to the other three seasons, this one just seemed completely different.

Heres a short list of the things that changed this season:
- The art style is different. I'm not sure why they decided to change this, but the new style does't really fit the atmosphere of the show.
- Less animation/animated scenes.
- There's WAY more narration instead of dialogue between characters.
- The stories are less scary [except for a few, for example, episode 3]
- They added in live action scenes. [which I kind-of like tbh]

Overall, I'm a bit disappointed, but, since it's only 4 mins read more
Mar 5, 2017
Yveni_ (All reviews)
They've added narrations to this, which makes the whole story telling less and less immersive, and while on it, why not let the man from the intro narrate? Most narrators (they used more than one) sounds overly calming.
Story wise I've got nothing to say, although it's not super predictable like in the 3rd season, this time, it's just way too random. The episodes are already 4 minutes short with an intro and ED, there's no proper build-up. It's simply not as creepy as the first two seasons, that has the effect to chill you to the core.
Also pretty sad about the lack of perspective artwise. read more


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