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.
Storyteller: Kanji Tsuda
* (Sore dake ga Neck
(Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
Aozora Sorano (Dempagumi.
Yuuka Shidomi (Rirunede
Hinaka Hoshina (GEMS COMPANY
Nene Naninu (GEMS COMPANY)
Mikoto Hase (GEMS COMPANY)
Yukino Akaba (GEMS COMPANY)
(Sore dake ga Neck
Nishioka To Neil
*denotes returning cast
Director: Akira Funada
episode director), Kenichi Sugimoto* (Yami Shibai 7
Episode Director: Kouichi Hirata, Naoya Miyadai, Yousuke Inoue, Megumi Yokoyama
Script: Hiromu Kumamoto
), 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
Producer: Satoshi Umetsu
* (Wakaokami wa Shougakusei!
) (TV Tokyo), Akira Funada* (Sekai no Yami Zukan
Production Cooperation: DRAWIZ
*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.
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