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'Yami Shibai' Receives Eighth Season in January 2021

by Vindstot
Nov 27, 2020 5:19 PM | 17 Comments
An eighth season for the Yami Shibai (Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories) short horror anime series was announced by television station TV Tokyo on Friday. The new season—centered on the theme of "invisible fear"—will begin airing in January 2021. TV Tokyo's AniTele website will stream each episode a week ahead of the television broadcast.

Kanji Tsuda is reprising his roles as the storyteller from the previous seasons. Satoko Kishino (Yami Shibai 5 script), who appeared in the third and fourth season, is also returning as a cast member.

Former member of idol groups NGT48, SKE48, AKB48, and currently associated with the latter's sub-unit Not Yet, Rie Kitahara (Gakkou no Kowai Uwasa Shin: Hanako-san ga Kita!!), and idol group Niji no Conquistador's Akari Nakamura (Wooser no Sono Higurashi: Mugen-hen) are joining the voice cast.

New cast from the animation field include Miho Okasaki (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken), MoeMi (Mangirl!), and Oolongta Yoshida (Hinomaruzumou).

Actors Toshimasa Niiro (Sore dake ga Neck), Yutaka Shimizu (Summer Wars), Masaki Sawai (Business Fish), Kou Ikeda (Grand Maison Tokyo live-action drama), Ryou Shinoda (Ore Monogatari!! live-action film), and Yuu Aoki (Sengoku Chaahan TV variety program) are serving as voice actors in the new season.

The new season also casts actress Mika Hijii (G-9), stage actress Yuka Adachi (Iryuu: Team Medical Dragon 4 live-action drama), and singer Tsubasa Kizu (Ojisan wa Kawaii Mono ga Osuki live-action drama).

3DCG production company ILCA is once again credited the animation studio, with production cooperation by Toho Interactive Animation (TIA) and DRAWIZ. Yoroshi Aka, Yukio Kanesada, and Saya Kanamura are returning as key animators from the latest season. Asano Tsubo (Ninja Collection) and illustrator Shouma Mutou are joining the staff as new key animators.

Hiromu Kumamoto is returning to write the script from the previous installments. Theatre director Mitsuhiro Sasaki (Ghost Scout live-action film), novice playwright Saki Kuniyoshi (Okaa-san wa Musume ni Naritai original drama), novelist Kanako Ishigami (Oretachi wa Abunakunai: Cool ni Saboru Keiji-tachi live-action drama), and screenwriter Norikatsu Kodama (Tiger & Bunny script) are joining Kumamoto as scriptwriters.

TV Tokyo and ILCA producers Norio Yamakawa (Aiura) and Takuya Iwasaki (Kowabon) are once again credited as series planner. Satoshi Umetsu (Wakaokami wa Shougakusei!) and Akira Funada (Sekai no Yami Zukan) are also returning as producers.

"Twilight feat.Pecori" by imai, composer of the now-disbanded electronic hip-hop duo group_inou, will be used as the ending theme.

The first Yami Shibai anime season aired in Summer 2013 and the seventh and latest season premiered in Summer 2019, with each season focusing on a specific theme. Crunchyroll streamed the seasons with subtitles as they aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks licensed the first two seasons in December 2015 and released them on home video in April 2016.

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Source: PR Times

Yami Shibai 8 on MAL

17 Comments Recent Comments

It's always a pleasure into having a new Yami Shibai season. Hopefully the 8th season will be even better ^^

Dec 2, 2020 1:21 PM by Kap92

Nice, glad to see them abandoning the utter crap concept that was ninja stories (or whatever its name was) and go back to better crap. So long as I hear "yami shibai no jikan da yo" I'm fine with it.

Nov 28, 2020 7:58 AM by Kurgo

Let's make it to 666 seasons XD

Nov 28, 2020 7:42 AM by LordeBatata

The first season was very good and I really enjoyed that one

But sens then it sadly have gone downhill .Hopefully it will redeem itself

Nov 28, 2020 7:31 AM by Yuri-Crusader

nothing new at this point but will probably still watch this

Nov 28, 2020 7:01 AM by jeffu

If this ends up getting more seasons than Teekyu than this industry is truly done for.

Nov 28, 2020 6:07 AM by Genoard

Yooo there's no stopping the horror train.

Looking forward to the new season ofc.

Nov 28, 2020 3:34 AM by Ramkec

They won't be able to top the plottwist of season 3 but at least the series has some really good ending music.

Nov 28, 2020 3:19 AM by MorzGT

Why are they making another season of this

Nov 28, 2020 12:49 AM by Atlos

The novelty wore off in part 1 and each new part sucks more than the previous one. Yay!

Nov 28, 2020 12:43 AM by Theo1899

wow it's actually a short series
almost prepared myself to watch 8x12 episodes

Nov 27, 2020 10:44 PM by Chika_tetsu

This shit ain't ever ending XD

Nov 27, 2020 10:43 PM by MegamiRem

Thank goodness Ninja Collection wasn't the direction the series was taking. As bad as some of the decisions were in some of the other seasons (looking at you season 4), I still always look forward to and enjoy these. Hopefully this feels more like the first 3 seasons, but I'll be watching regardless.

Nov 27, 2020 6:06 PM by Xaeveax

At this rate, it won't be long before the show catches up with the mighty Teekyuu

Nov 27, 2020 6:05 PM by Ace_39

The ride never ends, I should probably check more of those later seasons.

Nov 27, 2020 5:42 PM by Punkero

the last one was horse shit, hoping this season would at least closer to season 5

Nov 27, 2020 5:40 PM by EGOIST

So Ninja Collection wasn't the last one.

Nov 27, 2020 5:38 PM by removed-user

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