Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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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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  • Good at what it does
    I love alot of these episodes and usually watch a whole bunch at a time. most dont really even get me creeped out since they visabbly show monsters, but there are some that have made me feel cold and throughly creeped, those have been,Hair,Video,The Empress Doll,Umbrella Goddess, and The Next Floor. these are the cream of the crop i my opinion
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  • Childishly horrorrrr
    It's a very nice "anime" series in less than 5 minutes. The first season was definetly the scariest, where it was actually more scary with a lot of tension. Leaves you with fear over simple things in daily life. However the 2nd season is slightly less scarier than the first one, but then the 3rd season is rather less scarier, the artwork is fantastic and unique but not scary in comparison to the ...
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  • Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories
    The animation for Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories is very different from what I am used to, but I enjoyed it. The art work is lovely. The stories are short, but do not let that mislead you. They are creepy in their own right. This seems to be the perfect combination of art and narrative for when you are seeking a quick little chilling tale. A fun watch!
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  • It's short, but it seems interested in me.
    I love each story in this anime. They also have 3 seasons now, and I hope that they will make more seasons in the future!!! Love it! Thanks CR for letting us watch it! Most of the ending isn't happy, but it is horror, so it makes sense! I wonder if these stories are real or not? Just like the show in US.
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  • Really Scary but Fun
    Yamishibai was the very first time that I actually liked being scared. The first and second episode made it a little more creepy than scary. The 'Hair' episode made me scared for the first time, and I actually liked being scared from that. That episode remind me of the Okiku doll.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Spooky scary skeletons.....
    This show is supposed to be scaring the "you know what" out of you, but, it just doesn't do that. Its creepy but not quite creepy enough. The stories just feel too bland or sometimes even quite ridiculous but never scary. I've seen quite a few horror anime before and they did manage to make me say "jinkies!" but not this one.

    Most of the reviews for this show are quite popular and probably ...
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  • Pity I can't add my screenshot. Great start to S3!!!
    OMG....Bravo to the start of Season 3. Like the others I miss Narrator-san but I will give the new intro/outros chance to grow on me. (Not Literally..Thankyou). I am looking forward to ep2 so are my goosebumps.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Short, Creepy, & really fun to watch
    The episodes are short, but pack in just enough stuff to make them scary. The animation looks like cut-out drawings. While simple, I think it only adds to the creepiness. I'm really enjoying this series. I honestly feel like I'm one of those kids at the intro, listening to the masked old man tell ghost stories.

    [Note] While it's definitely creepy, I haven't seen an episode with anything ...
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  • Its story time kids.
    It's funny how the simplest of ideas work pretty well.
    Yamishibai is the animated equivalent of telling campfire ghost stories. The only difference is how it takes advantages of using visuals and atmospheric settings.
    The stories are well written, unique, and some will stick with you.
    Also some endings are open to interpretation which can make it even more creepy.
    Probably my favorite part ...
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