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'Yami Shibai' Receives Ninth Season for Summer 2021

by ImperfectBlue
Jun 4, 11:36 PM | 24 Comments
TV Tokyo announced a ninth season for the Yami Shibai (Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories) horror short anime series on Friday. The new season, featuring a Chinese zodiac theme, will premiere in July 2021. TV Tokyo is commemorating the series' ninth season with an additional version of the anime with a vertical aspect ratio for viewing on smartphones.

Cast
Storyteller: Kanji Tsuda* (Redline)
MoeMi* (Mangirl!)
Ayaka Oota*
Tsubasa Kizu* (Sore dake ga Neck)
Miho Okasaki (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken)
Eimi Naruse (Aikatsu!)
Aozora Sorano (Dempagumi.inc)
Yuuka Shidomi (Rirunede)
Hinaka Hoshina (GEMS COMPANY)
Nene Naninu (GEMS COMPANY)
Mikoto Hase (GEMS COMPANY)
Yukino Akaba (GEMS COMPANY)
Toshimasa Niiro (Sore dake ga Neck)
Masaki Sawai (Business Fish)
Taiichiro Matsumura
Ryou Shinoda
Shouchirou Oomi
Nishioka To Neil

*denotes returning cast

Staff
Director: Akira Funada (Ninja Collection episode director), Kenichi Sugimoto* (Yami Shibai 7)
Episode Director: Kouichi Hirata, Naoya Miyadai, Yousuke Inoue, Megumi Yokoyama
Script: Hiromu Kumamoto* (Kagewani), Kanako Ishigami*, Nishioka To Neil
Key Animation: Yoroshi Aka*, Yuu Ebihara*, Shouma Muto*, Kei Ichimatsu, Eisuke.Miura, Kensuke Takahashi, jimmy, Sugaya Kouchi, Odaji Nakagawa, Atsushi Matsubara, Megumi Yokoyama, Shu Watanabe
Planning: Norio Yamakawa* (TV Tokyo), Takuya Iwasaki* (Kowabon) (ILCA)
Producer: Satoshi Umetsu* (Wakaokami wa Shougakusei!) (TV Tokyo), Akira Funada* (Sekai no Yami Zukan)
Production Cooperation: DRAWIZ*, yell
Studio: ILCA*

*denotes staff reprising previous role

The first Yami Shibai season aired in Summer 2013. Crunchyroll has simulcast each season with English subtitles. Sentai Filmworks licensed the first two seasons in December 2015 and released them on home video the following April.

Yami Shibai inspired the short television anime Sekai no Yami Zukan and a spin-off, Ninja Collection. The series aired in 2017 and 2020, respectively.

Official site: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/yamishibai9/

Note: cast and staff romanizations may not be accurate

Source: PR Times

Yami Shibai 9 on MAL

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

ichii_1 said:
JizzyHitler said:
Have any of these even been good outside the first one?

First 3 were good, 7 and 9 are deccent.
I remember hating the 2nd and 3rd one save for i think the final ep of s3 so that doesnt bode well for 7 and 9

Jun 9, 5:27 PM by JizzyHitler

JizzyHitler said:
Have any of these even been good outside the first one?

First 3 were good, 7 and 9 are deccent.

Jun 9, 5:25 PM by ichii_1

Reading "Ninth Season" made me outright laugh.

Jun 7, 9:48 AM by Stripes

I wish Teekyuu would get more seasons than Yami Shibai at this point, the series has just gone downhill lately. Maybe this one will be better though, who knows.

Jun 7, 8:48 AM by Ericonator

this will have an amazing ed for sure, yamishibai always has bangers as the ed song i love it.

Jun 6, 7:38 PM by NoobYoi

I'll watch it at least it's something to help me stay awake at night seasons 4 and 6 were my favorite though

Jun 6, 5:37 PM by yamiyugi101

Wtf? This has the same number of seasons as Teekyuu.

Jun 6, 1:16 PM by Hoppy

Have any of these even been good outside the first one?

Jun 6, 12:59 PM by JizzyHitler

I swear, if this ends up having more seasons than Teekyuu...

Jun 6, 12:57 PM by Genoard

Great, animal horror stories. Bruh

Jun 5, 9:43 PM by OniiChanlol

Will I watch this? Yes.

Will I get scared? No, the show has never been scary but I keep watching.

Jun 5, 9:33 PM by HiddenSilentMe

Oh wow. Well I guess I can't be surprised considering how many previous seasons there are but congrats to the yami shibai fans

Jun 5, 7:50 PM by ManWild

Xaeveax said:
This is a series I will always turn up for, even if the quality sometimes wavers. So long we we never get the terrible Season 4 narrated style again I will be happy.
Basically my thoughts exactly. How s4 gave up on *the* thing that made it watchable is still mindboggling to me, but thankfully they haven't messed that badly since then.

Jun 5, 4:11 PM by Kurgo

This is a series I will always turn up for, even if the quality sometimes wavers. So long we we never get the terrible Season 4 narrated style again I will be happy.

Jun 5, 10:26 AM by Xaeveax

If this one doesn’t get a 10th season at this point I’ll be mad

Jun 5, 9:48 AM by Xenocrisi

The really scary thing is how this series just won't die. It's literally like a zombie.

Jun 5, 7:45 AM by Gardevoir7

A ninth series huh? To be expected really. Though each series i find to be either a hit or a miss. Sometimes it can be a really good watch. So i'm looking forward to what this has in store.

Jun 5, 7:42 AM by DBX

Amazing stuff, lets hope it will be a good season.

Jun 5, 5:59 AM by Ramkec

Let's hope that we will also get 10th season after this.

Jun 5, 3:52 AM by Sakuta002766

Finally a worthy opponent for Teekyuu. Their battle will be legendary.

Jun 5, 2:28 AM by Fruscio

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