Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror

Alt titles: Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales

TV (11 eps)
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The dark and brooding Ayakashi is composed of three horror stories: the narration of a young woman named Oiwa who was abandoned and betrayed by the one she truly loved, leading her to curse all who stood in her way; a story of two star-crossed lovers – a human and a forgotten god – and their struggle to have a future together; and the tale of an evil and malicious demon who is haunting and murdering a family for unknown purposes. Though different in animation style and tone, each story shares a similar theme: the darkness of the human heart.

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sothis's avatar by sothis on Jul 25, 2006
Score: 7.8/10

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Oh boy... anything in the horror genre, let alone something that blatantly has "horror" in the title, is a must see for sothis. Luckily, with Ayakashi, it wasn’t a disappointment.

Ayakashi, in the same vein as Memories or Cockpit, is a collection of three unrelated stories that all fit into a certain genre; in this case, horror. Though the title boasts "traditional Japanese... read more

Sianeka's avatar by Sianeka on Dec 25, 2013
Score: 5/10

Posting this review as part of my Secret Santa 2013 participation.  Preliminary:  Very rough notes.  This is not my final review but rather some observations made while watching this.  I'll be back soon to clean this up and finalize the review presentation. =) Music was especially good and fit well within the stories. OP was rap-infused with traditional Japanese instrumentation; nice/fresh... read more

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