Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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  • Great, Bite-sized horror
    Great series. There are a few weaker episodes, and sometimes the cultural customs tied to the scary stories don't shine through to a Western viewer, but overall there's enough eerie, disturbing imagery and atmosphere to put this series over as one of the most unique and genuinely unnerving anthology series I've ever seen. Plus, the short span of the episodes makes it great for someone to watch a ...
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  • Interesting, But There Good Be More
    Honestly, I started this on a whim, and I found myself steadily going through the episodes that were posted so far. I enjoy the picture book style of narrative, and leaves more for the viewer to infer. But, I still feel like the content needs something more. I am not sure what, some of them are little hard to follow or not quite as linear as it would seem. Overall, I am still going to keep ...
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    Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Review of Season 1 to Season 5
    Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories is about short horror story that are normally based on japanese stories. This was true for season 1, which was decent, however in season 2 it started to go downhill. It only gets worse in season 3 and 4, and so far season 5 has the same quality of the seasons that came after season 1.

    EDIT: It's slightly better then the last 3 but not as good as the 1st ...
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  • Short Horror That Packs A Punch
    In my opinion, Yamishibai is a great example of how when it comes to horror, sometimes less is more.

    Each episode is stand-alone and clocks in at just under 5 minutes, but always manages to tell a coherent and creepy narrative. The show doesn't waste any time trying to be funny or creating lovable characters. Really, the characters are only there as a vessel for that episode's frightening ...
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  • A before bedtime story
    I love ghost stories so this show is right up my alley. I love to watch these late at night while laying in bed. When the house all dark and is real quiet. Wearing headphones really helps getting absorbed in the story.

    At first it reminded me of some of the shows I used to watch as a kid, you know, the ones that happened to a friend of a friend of mine. But it's really not something I would ...
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  • Very good for the people who like "supernatural"
    Series is really good, I recommend to all who like scary and ghosts stuff. This series is short and very fun and exciting to watch!
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  • Now this is something that stands out!
    As an older anime fan, I suffer from a case of "been there, seen that". That said, I've never watched an anime quite like Yamishibai. Great watching for fans of horror! Unique art style and clever stories leave you glancing over your shoulder just to be on the safe side.
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  • Yamishibai Japanese Ghost Stories
    Love this!!!!!!!! Always keeps me up and has some pretty creepy episodes. I think one of the creepiest episodes was when the guy in the bathroom was coming home from work and bathing alone and all of a sudden creepy girl starts asking for shit lool I would've been long gone the moment she started asking all weird xD
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  • so good i based my entire profile on it!
    If you like Faun no Tane or Uzumaki or any kind of horror manga.
    If you like Horror news or hearing Ghost stories or Creepypastas
    Then step right up cause this is the show for you. each episode is only like 5 min but
    in that time there where some that genuinely not only entertained me but shook me to my core. try watching contradiction or the handshake man for a good scare.

    I fell in loe ...
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  • Creepy and so fun. Hard to watch alone at night!
    Spooky short stories. They remind me a bit of "The Twilight Zone," or "Are you afraid of the dark?", and shows in that vein. But this show is more genuinely creepy more often. I can't get enough. Some endings are a bit silly, but the build up is masterful and suspenseful. Hard to watch while alone at night.
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