Yami Shibai 5

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 5

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English: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 5
Synonyms: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Fifth Season, Theater of Darkness 5th Season
Japanese: 闇芝居 5期


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2017 to Oct 2, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Mondays at 03:05 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Genres: DementiaDementia, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.291 (scored by 78557,855 users)
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Ranked: #68572
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Popularity: #3863
Members: 16,723
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The mysterious masked Storyteller returns to tell more twisted tales of horror. Continuing his particular style of kamishibai inspired storytelling, he now finds that his audience is an eerie crowd of young girls, who eagerly await his devilish stories.

He recounts ghostly legends involving girls of all ages: a housewife who receives a barrage of chilling phone calls; a strange girl whose flower readings are always right; a mother and daughter's ominous meeting with the "crow lady"; and a young girl whose demands from others grow more and more outrageous with each request. Witness once again the Storyteller's haunting and gripping tales, which are sure to leave one with more than just chills...

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Banba, Susumu
Higuchi, Ai
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"Yawarakai Kamen (やわらかい仮面)" by ヒグチアイ (Ai Higuchi)

Oct 1, 2017
Aquarius (All reviews)
The Yami Shibai series took horror back to its roots. A simple scary story late in the evening about what goes bump in the night used be considered the height of horror. Now however, the bulk of the horror genre is populated with shows that overuse blood, guts, grotesque figures, and jump scares. The shows that tactfully implement those elements along with their own decent horror story are few and far between. The first season of Yami Shibai did this and did it well. Sadly, somewhere along its 3 seasons thereafter it devolved from what I originally praised it for and became the picture drama read more
Jan 4, 2018
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 4
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Introduction for all episodes wasn't original. In fact it was basically the same start to most of the past seasons. Playtime or story time doesn't have to always happen on a playground of sort maybe a movie theater or an ice cream shop. Something different is always better. Why else do you think iphones are selling in increasing amounts with each new release?

Story content was meh. I don't particularly like slang words but that really sums up the mood. Sure, there was some originality that other seasons didn't cover but at the same time it also redid old episodes. Which is kind read more
Sep 28, 2017
Bainhardt (All reviews)
I'm not sure if it's fair to say that season 5 was a true "return to form" for Yami Shibai, or that the show had simply beat down my expectations so thoroughly that anything would seem impressive, but as a whole I have to say that I like season 5 a lot more than I thought I would. I hope that people who have basically given up on the show after 3 lackluster seasons might be persuaded to give season 5 a try. If you don't feel like reading the rest of this review: "Best season of the show since season 1."

I was feeling a read more

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