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: PG - Children


Score: 4.691 (scored by 76887,688 users)
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Ranked: #123542
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Popularity: #4058
Members: 21,771
Favorites: 20

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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Jun 26, 2017
rerorine (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 20, 2017
Js_Mindscape (All reviews)
I actually enjoyed this anime. Though I would not call it the best anime ever, it was nice just for a quick little binge of 70's horror. So if you're looking for a good scare, this is not necessarily for you. However if you're looking for something creepypasta-ish, then you're in the right place.

There is no real connecting force with these stories, they are just kinda random, which I think is what puts a lot of people off this anime. So that's just a small warning I guess. The stories themselves are pretty predictable, but that's oldie horror for ya. Some are a bit too read more
May 1, 2021
IzzyMarrie (All reviews)
First and foremost, I must mention that this is NOT meant to be an outright horror anime in the typical sense. Its presentation is almost storybook-esque, but with a more informative style to it. It's a ga-anime, which is extremely niche, but means you can expect a slideshow presentation instead of animation. There's still ambience and a little music, limited voice acting, but also a narrator. It can also be watched in bite-sized segments due to the fact the episodes are just over 4 minutes long, which benefits the show as the simplistic stories never feel like they overstay their welcome.

Now, here's the kicker about read more
Jul 15, 2017
AnaSilva (All reviews)
Each episode tells a different story. For me in that aspect is interesting because I never knew what to expect. The stories were not complex or very long because the episodes are in average 3-4 minutes long but they are in no way confusing or predictable. Also, even though the episodes are really short, I never got the feeling that anything was rushed. It was fairly entertaining.

The art is not the usual one so I guess plenty of people just drop out the show because of it.
However, since every episode was different I was always expecting to see something that surprised me.
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