Short Form Horror Anime Yamishibai Returns for 7th Season in July

Kanji Tsuda reprises his role as the narrator for TV Tokyo's long-running macabre story series

The narrator of Yamishibai strikes an ominous pose at the threshold of a darkly-lit room.


Ghost stories are a summer tradition in Japan, and short form horror anime series Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories has been confirmed to return to TV Tokyo for a seventh season in July of 2019. Voice actor Kanji Tsuda reprises his role as the narrator, and the new season is directed by Kenichi Sugimoto (DRAWIZ) and features animation production by ILCA and production cooperation by IANDA and DRAWIZ.


An adult man menaces a small child with a ghoulish grin in an early episode of Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories.


The seventh season of Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories features scripts by Hiromu Kumamoto, Sasaki Mitsuhiro, Ayako Yamaguchi, and Saki Kuniyoshi, and the series also features the voice talents of Ryouta Murai, Shunsaku Yoshimura, Ryō Shinoda, Nobuhiko Ōakami (Nanafushigi), Masaki Sawai, Rimo Hasegawa, Sena Horikoshi, Hikaru Kotama, Yuki Nishinoya, Ayaka Ota, Taku Nanase, Kumi Nakamura, Sae Izumi, Sachiko Nakagomi, Kazuo Andô, and others.


Crunchyroll currently streams the first six seasons of Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories, and describes the show as follows:


Yamishibai is a picture-story style of animation whose motif is surrounded and based off the rumors, and urban legends throughout the history of Japan.


Source: Anime! Anime!


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