Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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  • SCARIEST ANIME EVER!
    ITS TIME FOR YAMISHIBAI!!


    scariest anime ive watch. Usually i can handle watching horror like anabelle, IT or any american horror film alone in my room at 11pm (time usually i like watching horror) but when I watch yamishibai, its been awhile since i literally got scared watching horror.

    for me to be able to get scared while already immune to horror movies most be something though around ...
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  • delectable bite-sized horror
    If you like creepy pasta this is so for you. If you like horror it's probably right up there. Most of it isn't traditional style Japanese horror (though there are a few stories that uses traditional myths/legends) but there are some great twists when you hit the end. There were a couple of duds, but with this many episodes you're bound to have that (plus what is terrifying can be very ...
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  • good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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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  • 1 out of 2 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!
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