Sekai no Yami Zukan


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Japanese: 世界の闇図鑑
English: The World YAMIZUKAN
German: The World Yamizukan
Spanish: The World Yamizukan
French: Sekai no Yamizukan
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2017 to Jun 26, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Mondays at 03:35 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Genres: HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 4.711 (scored by 83588,358 users)
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Ranked: #130462
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Popularity: #4535
Members: 23,638
Favorites: 23

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Tucked away in the darkest depths of this world, tales of the bizarre and the supernatural quietly unfold. These inexplicable stories are chronicled throughout the pages of a certain strange encyclopedia, sheltered within a crumbling, decrepit building. Do you dare to open its cover and experience the horrors firsthand?

Each of the macabre tales held within the book's pages details some unusual, surreal experiences that often come to a gruesome end. A man searches for his adulterous wife, only to find himself at the mercy of otherworldly visitors; a boy befriends a snowman who harbors a sinister secret; crop circles suddenly form on a family farm, created by some unexpected visitors; hidden in plain sight, menacing mechanical beings continue on undetected. In all of these horrifying stories, nothing is as simple as it seems, revealing a terrifying darkness that perhaps might have been best left alone.

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Jun 26, 2017
If you're looking for a horror anime, Sekai no Yami Zukan is not the one you're looking for. It's more like a documentary than a thriller. Am I literally the only one who gets that?

According to Anime News Network (and MAL before they changed it) "The anime seeks to evoke the retro atmosphere of pulp horror stories that were popular in the 60s and 70s in magazines".

It is not made to make you feel scared. It's made to inform you about the horror stories from 40 years ago. Now I'm not exactly a fan of them, but from the little I know, it is a ...
Jun 23, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I'm on the search for good horror in all format, and this one was on the list...

As many others have said - it's not necessarily bad - it's obviously achieved what it was aiming for: short stories put to screen with a very restrictive budget.
It's almost an automated book for you - which they obviously know with the start/end credits showing a book being turned.

There are some interesting stories in here but I suspect the very low budget approach will put many off.

And finally if you correctly find clowns weird and think they should all be set on fire be warned there's ...
Jun 25, 2017
Preliminary (13/13 eps)
I enjoyed for the most part this series, a lot of issues with it, but for the most part nice little vignets of horror, very short and don't over stay.

Each is a little horror story, they work for the most part, but only a couple really worked for me.

Art, this is weird it's storyboard and it's all over the place in quality, one is even photo story.

Sound: It's just someone mostly talking over each one.

Characters, Not really anyone to call characters they are just quick people to proceed the story.

I enjoyed it, and it's short so maybe worth checking if you like horror.

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