Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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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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  • Seriously did they hire Junji Ito to write season 3
    All three seasons are great but the third one really had me questioning if they hired Junji Ito. Because seriously episode 2 looked like it came right out of his mind. I'm going to be really sad if they don't make a season 4 because this show gives me such chills. Great use of time and really makes it worth several re-watches.
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  • Time to make you feel scared in five minutes
    This is one of my favorite horror shorts I've ever seen so far. Most of its episodes makes you feel really uneasy the more you watch it. It is highly recommended if you love horror stuff. All of its episodes lasts 5 minutes, and believe me, that's more than enough time to scare you.
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  • good horror elements
    First season is amazing, I think it covers the basic Japanese urban legends; giving it a more spooky vibe. The second season, kinda threw me off. Second season basically covers morals of human beings, then we get to the third season where it's simple but yet embraces the horror elements once again as it did in the first season. Overall, this is a good show to watch for the spooky fans! ...
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  • Creepy and Suspenseful
    I have a soft spot for Yamishibai. Its unique art style and use of limited animation immediately attracted my attention, and I love what they've accomplished with it. Unfortunately, I can't exactly say the same for its storytelling. The first season started off very strong, establishing the show's tone and creating genuinely creepy and suspenseful moments. Second season does not achieve the same ...
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    a rude critique of ghost stories
    i like the stories but most of the time i did not know what it want or what the story was talking about. me and my boyfriend had to look it up most of the times. i find that crunchyroll is one to blame for not having notes of the side like the old animes dubs did and yes it was fan subbed so that helps but they don't translate like they should to accommodate the fact that unless you watch anime ...
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  • Very good! I love Yamishibai.
    I really like Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories. My favorite so far is "Hair," from the first season. All of the episodes are around 5 minutes inlength, which is perfect for me. I usually watch one in the morning before I start my day. I love the jumpscares. Not gonna lie, when I first saw the animation for Yamishibai, I assumed it was going to be very low quality and that I wouldn't be rating it ...
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  • Season 3 ruined the show
    Season 1 and 2 had some hits and misses but overall most of them were decent. Season 3 was a complete disappointment. It only had misses, there wasn't a single good episode in the season. I honestly have no idea how the author would think any of the episodes from season 3 were scary at all, I mean maybe if you were 5 years old.
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  • In The Same Vein as Junji Ito
    While not as graphic, Yamishibai is very creepy and the art style gives off the same vibe as the work of infamous horror manga artist Junji Ito.

    The second season requires a higher level of knowledge or Japanese urban legends and folk lore than the first, but that doesn't take away from the creepy factor.
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  • Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories - Unique Series
    After watching this series (including the newest season) I have to say that this is one of the most unique shows I`ve ever seen. The monsters are creepy, the storylines seemed like they were taken from some of the scariest storytellers, and the voice acting is really good. A lot of people seem to not like the 3rd season as much as the first two --- so I highly recommend starting at season one and ...
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