Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Made Me Afraid to Look Up
    This story was short but because of the South Park type animation it gave the eerie tale an even spookier ending. I hope the episodes will continue to be as good. Give it a try-yuuuul like it. BOO!!!!
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  • 1 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    Did send a dismal sheen:
    An excellent idea utterly ruined by the creators failing to understand the nature of yamishibai. Yamishibai is all about storytelling and the series makes a fatal mistake of eschewing the narrator and having dialogue. It's akin to staging an opera but having the actors use semaphore flags instead of sing. Meanwhile the badly framed scenes, terrible artwork, and shaking camera only makes a terrible ...
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  • 0 out of 33 people found this review helpful:
    not good, not scary, not worth my time
    These are very short. So that's good if you are pressed for time. But they are not that scary and I dont like the animation style. These might be better for younger viewers. Watch the first one, it's so short that it's not that much of a sacrifice, and then you will know if the series is for you.
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