Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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  • 3
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4.5
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  • 16 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    Fantastically Creepy
    First episode was genuinely creepy partly because of the tension, but mostly because of the animation style. The stories are short (less than 5 minutes) and it really didn't need to be longer than that. They pack in a whole lot of creepy in those 5 minutes.
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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Made Me Afraid to Look Up
    This story was short but because of the South Park type animation it gave the eerie tale an even spookier ending. I hope the episodes will continue to be as good. Give it a try-yuuuul like it. BOO!!!!
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Animation style is pretty cool---
    I think the creepiest part of these three episodes so far is the opening sequence. I was imagining these would be tellings of old Japanese creepy stories (Kumo no Onna, Cut Mouth Woman, etc), but it didn't really live up. The third one was my favorite so far, and I hope that they follow the trend of getting better.
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  • 0 out of 36 people found this review helpful:
    not good, not scary, not worth my time
    These are very short. So that's good if you are pressed for time. But they are not that scary and I dont like the animation style. These might be better for younger viewers. Watch the first one, it's so short that it's not that much of a sacrifice, and then you will know if the series is for you.
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  • Very unique but not scary
    It's a good show but it is really short. The shows are 5 minutes long which is good to pass the time. It's not really scary, so far the 3rd episode is my favorite. It's very neat and creative I would recommend people to watch this show. It's creepy but not scary.
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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    This horror show wouldn't scar anybody.
    Basic campfire kind of stuff, with instant =-classic closing lines like "You'll never leave this village ali-" . File it under just-for-fun.

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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Worried about it being too scary?
    I found these stories creepy enough to give me shivers, but not seriously upsetting. There is no gore to speak of. Even if you don't always handle scary stuff well, you should still be able to enjoy the series and learn a few Japanese cultural references while you're at it.
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  • Nice Stories Keep up the Good Work
    These aren't the most scariest ghost stories in the world or the best, these stories meant to be traditional. So stop hating because it's too short or the animation isn't the best, The Stories can be a little corny some-times but its interesting.
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  • Pretty Spooky 4/5 ..
    Its pretty good, art style is alot different. Some episodes aren't very scary while others are, I'd give it a try though, episodes are fairly short and entertaining. 4/5 because it isn't the greatest but it isn't bad either, it's fairly good. Lots of tension and suspense for sure.
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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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