Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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4.5
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pretty Spooky 4/5 ..
    Its pretty good, art style is alot different. Some episodes aren't very scary while others are, I'd give it a try though, episodes are fairly short and entertaining. 4/5 because it isn't the greatest but it isn't bad either, it's fairly good. Lots of tension and suspense for sure.
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  • Nice Stories Keep up the Good Work
    These aren't the most scariest ghost stories in the world or the best, these stories meant to be traditional. So stop hating because it's too short or the animation isn't the best, The Stories can be a little corny some-times but its interesting.
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  • Very unique but not scary
    It's a good show but it is really short. The shows are 5 minutes long which is good to pass the time. It's not really scary, so far the 3rd episode is my favorite. It's very neat and creative I would recommend people to watch this show. It's creepy but not scary.
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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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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Worried about it being too scary?
    I found these stories creepy enough to give me shivers, but not seriously upsetting. There is no gore to speak of. Even if you don't always handle scary stuff well, you should still be able to enjoy the series and learn a few Japanese cultural references while you're at it.
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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    This horror show wouldn't scar anybody.
    Basic campfire kind of stuff, with instant =-classic closing lines like "You'll never leave this village ali-" . File it under just-for-fun.

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