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Sekai no Yami Zukan

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English: The World YAMIZUKAN
Japanese: 世界の闇図鑑


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2017 to Jul 3, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Mondays at 03:35 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: None


Score: 4.181 (scored by 2,622 users)
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Ranked: #84922
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Popularity: #2844
Members: 13,401
Favorites: 16
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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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Apr 23, 2017
Kahn (All reviews)
Sekai no Yami Zukan has exceeded all of my expectations so far. The stories shared will have you on the edge of your seat. This anime goes above and beyond, sharing stories that include extraterrestrial beings and snowmen that could really use a shave. While only three episodes in, this anime still has a ton of untapped potential.

Being one of the few individuals brave enough to watch this, I recommend you watch at your own risk. As Sekai no Yami Zukan will through a multitude of twists and surprises at you that you will never expect.

Sekai no Yami Zukan really doesn't ask for much read more
May 1, 2017
Aslt (All reviews)
That was obvious.

Sekai no Yami Zukan... I don't know what It wanted to be?

As far as the story goes, this anime gathers all of those uninteresting and cheap conspiracy theories and creepypastas in to one place, with one of the most boring storytelling I've seen in awhile and tries to sell it as a HORROR. Not only that, but it's also a short anime, which means that every episode is around 4 minutes, what a nice concept!

Moving on to the production value of this masterpiece, let's start off with the animation, and I've to say that... It's so BORING. I don't know who thought that read more
Apr 30, 2017
Modern0Cat (All reviews)
Sekai no Yami Zukan is a very short anime that I never imagined I would watch it when it was announced. I started getting tired of the "20-minute anime", and I gave a chance to this one. And the truth is that some episodes are really really disappointing, because the plot and the stories are so confusing that you need the explanation of the narrator at the end of the episode. But there are some stories that are really catchy, you know, I loved the third episode, I've never seen something like that, something SO COOL (I want that car muahahahahah). So, to finish my read more
Apr 24, 2017
Little_Red_Rogue (All reviews)
I saw this is the seasonal anime listings and got really hype because there aren't very many horror anime being made any more.
I was really disappointed by the first episode because it actually made me cringe, then burst into a laughing fit.
For real, this anime is unintentionally hilarious.

It has the story telling prowess of a middleschooler who does creepy pasta readings.

Every episode (short) is going to be a new "horror" story reading with very poor slideshow visuals. Hardly animated at all, it's seriously a slideshow.

Music is bad, it's just barely creepy ambiance, and the voice acting is funny, not scary/good.

While this read more


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