Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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4.4
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    It gave me the spooks.
    I marathoned this series in the middle of the night and my only regret is that I couldn't sleep afterwards without watching something happy. I love the style of this series and I can wait for 2! (filler spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace for more characters)
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Creepy Fun even if you dont like ghost stories
    Not much gets to me, I can safely say that Yamishibai creeps me the hell out! I have yet to watch an episode that doesn't give me goosebumps and make my hair stand on end. There is no gore and really no jump scares ether but what you do get is left up to your imagination which is much worse. I recommend that you watch this in the middle of the day with all the house lights on.
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    \ o_O / Hey Hey Spoooooky
    Really scary with some trees nearby...

    Spoooooooooky...

    This show, you should just watch it it is quite spooky, not only is it spooky but it is also very spooky, i wanted to write a short review but the system wouldn't let me, how spooky.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Amazed how much I like this!
    I first saw this while browsing through the shows and was caught by the mention of Ghost Stories in the title. Looking into it more I thought i'd be a boringly animated, simple sequence of people just talking and a really in depth story, so I walked away from it.
    After a while, I figured I'd just give it a try. And my, I fell in love with it.
    Each story is written so perfectly, giving you a ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Animation style is pretty cool---
    I think the creepiest part of these three episodes so far is the opening sequence. I was imagining these would be tellings of old Japanese creepy stories (Kumo no Onna, Cut Mouth Woman, etc), but it didn't really live up. The third one was my favorite so far, and I hope that they follow the trend of getting better.
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  • Creepy and Suspenseful
    I have a soft spot for Yamishibai. Its unique art style and use of limited animation immediately attracted my attention, and I love what they've accomplished with it. Unfortunately, I can't exactly say the same for its storytelling. The first season started off very strong, establishing the show's tone and creating genuinely creepy and suspenseful moments. Second season does not achieve the same ...
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  • a rude critique of ghost stories
    i like the stories but most of the time i did not know what it want or what the story was talking about. me and my boyfriend had to look it up most of the times. i find that crunchyroll is one to blame for not having notes of the side like the old animes dubs did and yes it was fan subbed so that helps but they don't translate like they should to accommodate the fact that unless you watch anime ...
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  • Very good! I love Yamishibai.
    I really like Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories. My favorite so far is "Hair," from the first season. All of the episodes are around 5 minutes inlength, which is perfect for me. I usually watch one in the morning before I start my day. I love the jumpscares. Not gonna lie, when I first saw the animation for Yamishibai, I assumed it was going to be very low quality and that I wouldn't be rating it ...
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  • Season 3 ruined the show
    Season 1 and 2 had some hits and misses but overall most of them were decent. Season 3 was a complete disappointment. It only had misses, there wasn't a single good episode in the season. I honestly have no idea how the author would think any of the episodes from season 3 were scary at all, I mean maybe if you were 5 years old.
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  • In The Same Vein as Junji Ito
    While not as graphic, Yamishibai is very creepy and the art style gives off the same vibe as the work of infamous horror manga artist Junji Ito.

    The second season requires a higher level of knowledge or Japanese urban legends and folk lore than the first, but that doesn't take away from the creepy factor.
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