Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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4.4
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A personal Favorite!
    I'm relatively new to the anime scene. I watched classics like Akira back in the day on VHS and when I stumbled across CR I was awash in possibilities. Most of them, to put it bluntly, seemed redundant or just terrible. When I clicked on Yamishibai and read a few reviews and the description I had to try it out. I find the Japanese take on paranormal and spiritual horror as well as their ...
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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!
    I need 100 more characters to submit my review..... so yea......................................................................................................................................................
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    SET RIGHT UP! SET RIGHT UP! IT’S TIME FOR YAMI SHIBAI.
    I randomly put on Yamishibai last year and absolutely fell in love with the series. The kamishibai-style episodes can be hit or miss, but as a whole, it's a wonderful, creepy ghost/monster story show.

    The first two seasons--with more traditional ghost stories--are probably the best so far, the third season started having "giant monstrosities" in every episode that can come across as trying too ...
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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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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    It was good for the first 2 seasons.
    Now of course this is a biased opinion like most reviews are. (I'll be doing my best for no spoilers but directly how story telling was with this series.)

    This series is pretty creepy, might even scare people who are not used to creepy/eerie shows. Even without prior knowledge of Japanese Folklore the stories will show you how a lot of superstition is perceived in Asia. Sometimes ...
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