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Poll: Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror Episode 1 Discussion

Nov 17, 2009 2:02 PM

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It's really different from Mononoke but I really liked this Edo atmosphere.
The art was really nice, different from Mononoke again, but still nice. Though the movements were a little bit off.
Thus far I don't really see how it is horror or fantasy, but I guess we will see it in the next episode.
This arc pretty much looks like a story about tradition, vengeance and all in the Edo period and even if there's no fantasy or horror elements, I'll probably enjoy this story. I really like this kind of story.
Jul 3, 2010 10:27 PM

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Nothing scary, but interesting.
May 12, 2011 8:17 PM

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I didn't enjoy it all that much, but I'll keep it up because I did see some potential.
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Aug 14, 2012 1:05 PM

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The episode was okay - pretty slow paced but there was just enough there to hold my interest. I have to say though that I thought the OP for this series did not really fit. First of all, the song just was not that great; but, more importantly, it did not match up with the tone of the show.
Dec 28, 2012 6:09 AM

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This episode was slow-paced. I liked the artstyle though, it's like a mixture of anime and traditional Japanese art.
Jul 7, 2013 3:42 AM

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Damn, this was actually way better than first expected! Quite an interesting story and properly worked out, the art and pace is also quite decent! Lets see what the other stories have to offer!
Aug 29, 2013 4:55 PM

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Watching this right after I just finished Mononoke, seems interesting so far. Not much happened in this episode (horror wise) but i'm guessing it's gonna start to pick up in the next episode.
Sep 17, 2013 6:00 PM

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The opening song was..unexpected
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Jan 31, 2014 7:01 PM

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Much like everyone else, found it decent with promise of getting better. If it's anything like Mononoke it should be worthwhile.

I don't think by "horror" they mean "nightmarish" though, more like "extremely tragic" so won't expect many frights.
Jun 26, 2014 12:29 PM
Maki's arms

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Love the art and the atmosphere. Nice series this.
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Jul 1, 2014 12:34 AM
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Decent first episode. I sense a very erry feeling after seeing that fish die. She must really like Iemon to go to such lengths.
Jul 3, 2014 1:48 AM

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And the best actor award goes to...Tamiya Iemon. Scum.
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Mar 21, 2015 6:02 PM

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like the opening
like the atmosphere
like the story
Apr 15, 2015 8:53 PM
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This was just introduction, will see where the story goes from here... Hope it gets scary and bloody... :) Will see... Let's hope for the best!
Jan 3, 2016 8:04 PM

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Wasn't expecting that OP.
What a douchebag husband though; hopefully she comes out of this okay.

Enjoy your anime!
May 10, 2016 1:34 PM
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Hey doesn't the princess's voice remind you of Kikyou from Inuyasha?
Dec 12, 2016 4:04 PM

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lol what a master and student , both have killed in same place and almost same time

Dec 26, 2016 5:44 PM

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The OP was hilariously bad, though the rest of the soundtrack (including the ED) was decent. Highlights of the episode was the wife's death stare and the princess' smile after killing the poor fishy fish. Overall it got better towards the end but it was pretty boring. I like this relaxing but also a bit threatening atmosphere they're setting up though.

Hope the Bakeneko arc comes soon enough.


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Mar 19, 2017 1:07 AM

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As I finish one samurai anime, another one begins~ I was about to start Mononoke then to my surprise, it had this as a prequel.

Lol wtf is with that OP xD I surely didn't expect that but it's likable.

Someone needs to tell PensionAuthor-sama that his scary story is a typical Edo folktale lol.

Goddamn Maki and her oujo bitch gonna poison Oiwa *-*

May 16, 2017 9:21 AM

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I did not find anything scary, but in certain parts of the show I felt uncomfortable.
Apr 17, 2018 10:31 AM
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Holy shit this is probably one of the best first episodes i've seen in a long time!

It had me totally focused the whole way!
Oct 4, 2018 9:12 PM

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Eww man, both of those guys are terrible and gross. That end made me feel sick. Everything looks exaggerated like a play, just like the original tale. Fairly limited animation. Neat stuff.
Nov 8, 2018 2:51 PM

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It was quite a chore to keep up along until I managed to pin down the different characters, then it all clicked, it's going to be great if it kept up with the same pacing.
They really nailed the Japanese aesthetics and art style, the characters feel more Japanese most shows and blend really well with the historical direction the story is aiming for.
It's looking to be a story about betrayal on a great scale, I thought the secret lover was going to be soft and innocent, but it seems that love is a drug that draws the worse imaginable side of us.