Yami Shibai 9

Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 9

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Synonyms: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Ninth Season, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 9
Japanese: 闇芝居 九期
English: Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 9
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2021 to Oct 4, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: DRAWIZ
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.911 (scored by 48824,882 users)
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Ranked: #99382
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Popularity: #5877
Members: 12,471
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Ninth season of Yami Shibai.

Characters & Voice Actors


Umetsu, Satoshi
Funada, Akira
Producer, Director
Kumamoto, Hiromu
Okamoto, Emi
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Ending Theme

"fall" by Emi Okamoto (おかもとえみ)

Episode Videos


Oct 17, 2021
I was catching up on some anime I'd been falling behind on and caught up on Yami Shibai in time for the spooky season. They tend to always be decent short horror stories, and this season I was surprised with a zodiac theme.

I'm sorry to say I was slow to catch that, only realizing it about halfway through the season (around the Rooster episode), even with the intro giving a clear indication of what they were doing. The thirteen episodes represent the 12 traditional zodiac animals, and the 13th would have been the Year of the Cat that never officially became a zodiac animal ...
Oct 4, 2021
Ever since the second season, it feels like Yami Shibai is just not trying. The first season managed to be a somewhat creepy compilation of short stories based on Japanese folklore and urban legends, however, from season two onwards it feels like the stories are just random and have no background. At this point, I simply watch Yami Shibai for the sake of it with very low expectations.

Yami Shibai is as straightforward as it can get. The masked storyteller goes around sharing his short horror tales. Each of these builds an eerie atmosphere and some tension for a monster to be revealed at the end. ...

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Recent News

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