Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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4.5
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  • True or not..best folklore ever!
    I was a bit skeptic to watching this short series but after the first episode I was instantly hooked! No story was the same and kept me on my toes. This anime is perfect for those who watch scary movies in the dark or say they arent afraid of anything. Love love loooove this anime.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    It actually scared me
    I was uncomfortable after watching this.
    It was so spooky, I actually had to watch with someone.
    The animation is pretty good.
    Too bad the episodes aren't longer than 5 minutes, but that's all it takes to scare you.
    Please let there be a season 2!
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  • Great spooky fun, a surprise!
    When I turned on this show, I really didn't know what to expect, I do love Japanese horror films and this little gem is the perfect fix. Think back to shows like Tales from the Crypt or Twilight Zone, it has a similar flair to those kinds of programs. The anime consists of short yet creepy ghosts stories which I can safely assume are based on Japanese urban legends, stories and films. Every ep ...
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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 2 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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  • wonderful creepy series
    These are so well done! Every detail- from the intro to the outro and all the voice acting- exudes an unsettling feeling. The stories are chock-full of tension, and will often surprise you. They've certainly kept me up a few nights - and they don't rely on gore or other "cheap" methods to deliver a scare.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    This is a MUST WATCH!
    Okay at first i'm like this is such a strange new style o.o but as i watched the stories i grew in love with it :O omg this is possibly the best anime ghost tales ever!One thing so many jump scares xD
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  • Excellent, A must watch
    So I seen this on my feed and thought i'd give it a try, And I am quite happy that I did. I really liked it, they pack a lot of creepy in those 4 minutes and keeps you guessing the whole time! I recommend this
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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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  • An Anecdote of Mirth
    Yamishibai is collection of short tales, each about 5min in length that give ghastly encounters of life, death and beyond. Each episode delivers a unique twist or idea different from the others. Many play off longer stories or traditional novels, condensed and created for a child's attention span. This also creates the novelty of the idea of 5min stories. It leaves the watcher enthralled and ...
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