At the Kokumondo book store, Suzuri will do whatever it takes to find the most rare and historic artifacts for his customers – in fact, the man has just procured a tale of a terrifying spider monster who ate the men of a village one by one. But when Suzuri's assistant Mizuki opened the book, little did the two know that the monster herself would be unsealed from the pages, nor that she'd be an adorable little girl!
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.
Wasurenagumo seems like it could have been a story from Ayakashi. The mood is very similar, and the twists and turns it takes add to that feeling. If you watched and enjoyed Wasurenagumo or Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror and want more, you'll definitely want to give the other a try.
Horror tales in short formats, Wasurenagumo and Ayakashi will both raise the hair on the back of your neck. If you liked the atmosphere in either show, check out the other for similar supernatural vibes.
Sometimes the greatest distance is between people. Whether a man alienates himself from society with a façade of cheerfulness, or two friends fail to communicate their feelings of betrayal, invisible barriers plague mankind. Although love should bring people together, when a stoic renter and a dutiful monk choose to court a widow’s daughter, their mutual affections drive a bitter gap between them. During each encounter filled with mistrust and despair, the flaws of human nature slowly reveal themselves...
Creepy tales abound in Aoi Bungaku, and Wasurenagumo, a stand-alone tale, fits perfectly in with the atmosphere created in Aoi Bungaku. These shows compliment each other very well. If you like horror in small doses, both are sure to float your boat.