Sekai no Yami Zukan
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English: The World YAMIZUKAN
Japanese: 世界の闇図鑑


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: 4.671 (scored by 52695,269 users)
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Ranked: #101622
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Popularity: #3516
Members: 18,209
Favorites: 22
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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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Iguchi, Noboru

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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
Pastel_and_Gore (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
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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Aug 21, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 6
English subtitles

Not sure of the exact origin of this show. I suspect it derives from old folk tales. Although none of them you except one or two of them you might not. The others are folk tales that you do know of like red riding hood but with a slight twist here and there.

The message of the show is not make you run under the covers but to educate you on danger. Think of it this way if something goes wrong from an action you take you tend not to it again. Like touching fire for too long. If you do you read more

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