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4th Season of 'Yami Shibai' Announced for Winter 2017

by Vindstot
Dec 4, 2016 12:32 AM | 9 Comments
The official website of TV anime Yami Shibai has announced that the short series will receive a fourth season scheduled to air in January 2017 on TV Tokyo. Staff and cast members have also been revealed.

The fourth season will focus on the "storytelling" aspect, which is the origin of the picture-story show; featuring 13 different persons serving as the storyteller in an effort to create a new type of horror. The cast members playing the storyteller consisting of voice actors, stage actors and actors are as follows.

Cast (as Storyteller)
Kanji Tsuda (Yami Shibai)
Minori Terada (Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa)
Tetsu Watanabe (Neko no Ongaeshi)
Hisahiro Ogura (Narrator of Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori)
Satoru Matsuo (Live action Shingeki no Kyojin)
Tomu Miyazaki (Live action Hachimitsu to Clover)
Shoichiro Masumoto (Live action Sakura, Futatabi no Kanako)
Ryousuke Takei (Live action Nanatsu Made wa Kami no Uchi)
Hino Arata (Stage play Haikei, Otou-san desu)
Sawaru Ryuu (Live action Karasu no Oyayubi)
Naoki Yamazaki (Live action Yamikin Dogs 3)
Shirou Nomura (Noh Master)
Han Arai (Pantomime Artist)

Cast (Miscellaneous)
Ryouta Murai (Doamaiger D)
Kaoru Marimura (Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns)
Fuuka Haruna (Eureka Seven AO)
Kazuki Ishiga (Live action Onidan Hyakkei)
Satoko Kishino (Yami Shibai 3rd Season)

Staff
Director: Masaya Kaneko (Director of Rampo Video Game)
Script: Hiromu Kumamoto (Kagewani)
Key Animator: Shinji Nishikawa (Episode Director of Kurayami Santa), Ryou Kudou (Character Designer of Knuckles' Chaotix Video Game), Ayuki Mimata
Planning: Norio Yamakawa (Nora), Takuya Iwasaki (Yami Shibai)
Producer: Nobuyuki Hosoya (Girlfriend (Kari)), Motoki Hirose (Associate Producer of Kowabon)
Studio: ILCA

Ending Theme Performance: "Yume Oi Bito" by Takuto

Yami Shibai previously received three anime seasons, with the first season airing in Summer 2013, a second season in Summer 2014 and a third season in Winter 2016. Each season consisted of 13 four-minute episodes.

Source: IT Media

Yami Shibai 4th Season on MAL

9 Comments Recent Comments

This was unironically my favorite thing to watch each week, so this is the best news I've gotten in ages.
Even the "bad" episodes end up being hilarious and entertaining, in the same vein as ye olde B-movies, and it never feels like time wasted because of the length.
Keep em comin, imo. c:

Dec 10, 2016 2:13 PM by OatGoblin

Feels like each season gets less interesting. Well I hope the 4th one will be better than the third.

Dec 4, 2016 12:06 PM by Stark700

This will suck ass but ill at least give it a go in the veign hopes of even a single episode recapturing the feel of the first season

Dec 4, 2016 8:52 AM by JizzyHitler

Nice to have more horror.

Dec 4, 2016 8:21 AM by ichii_1

The new format is interesting, though I'm not as optimistic about this series anymore. Also, no Miku ending, again.. :|

Would still watch for Kanji Tsuda's spooky greeting dialogue though.

Dec 4, 2016 6:41 AM by Vindstot

Good news I enjoy those, I just hope this season will be better then last one.

The series is unique it should continue going.

Dec 4, 2016 6:22 AM by Ramkec

TFO1013 said:
Kinda wish this would just end. The first season was great but it's done nothing but go downhill since.


I totally agree it became more and more bad after the first one. Maybe the surprise effect wasn't there anymore or the stories were just no good. Anyway because i'm a masochist i will propbably watch it too -_-

Dec 4, 2016 5:54 AM by vnusia

Kinda wish this would just end. The first season was great but it's done nothing but go downhill since.

Dec 4, 2016 5:14 AM by TFO1013

Please be more like the first season and a whole lot less like the 2nd and 3rd seasons.

Dec 4, 2016 1:04 AM by thebrentinator24

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