Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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  • Very Great Scary Stories
    This anime is brings out the creepy atmosphere, especially who gets scared easily, and at the end of it will bring you some frightening or shocking ending you might or might not have expected. From the first episode to the last, I recommend you to watch AT night as this anime is aired at 26:15 every midnight of Sunday.
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  • Creepy, creepy, creepy
    First season was short and creepy. Second season was still short, but not as creepy. Either way, both seasons are short and will evoke a scare out of you. Although... the second season is a bit nicer overall... to the viewer's imagination. If you're easily scared though, I don't recommend watching it in the dark at night.
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  • A Tremendous Vision of Terror
    I really love this show for a number of reasons.

    The first thing that lures me in is the visual style. I love the shadow puppet animation and the way it works to fashion a simple yet not simplistic air to the stories.

    I also love the economy of motion. They find a way to use the animation to do so much with so little. There's no flash, no wasted movements. They tell the tale and get out in ...
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  • Such a great story telling series.
    Urban legends & myth stories have always been an interesting source of entertainment. Because, it leaves the reader/viewer with the choice of whether they're true or not. Though most of the time people don't always find em' as terrifying as others do, because of the way one tells them (which can sometimes be hard to understand) or simply not as captivating when reading bout' them. With that being ...
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  • Entertaining creepy stories.
    This series features in each episode (creepy) one-shot urban stories from Japan, that means that there'll be new characters and different storyline in each episode. The animation it's similar to a kamishibai, which means that the background and the characters looks like paper. Aside from that, every character has a realistic look and feel (which means they were drawn like real-life Japanese ...
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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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  • 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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