Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

TV (13 eps x 5 min)
3.214 of 5 from 1,425 votes
Rank #2,895

Step right up and gaze upon tales of horror and wonder, of urban legends and terrifying mysteries alike. From a man who suffers a mysterious accident on a business trip, to a boy who witnesses a horrifying family secret, to even a man who’s certain he’s being watched by a long-haired, creepy woman, there’s plenty of harrowing stories to be told.

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Vaniltea's avatar by Vaniltea on Oct 4, 2014
Score 8/10

We can all agree on the fact that horror anime often fail to actually be scary. Yet, it seems that Yami Shibai does a good job at it.


Each episode consists in a 4-minute short story, always following the same pattern and starting with the narration of a storyteller who briefly introduces us to the characters. We are then rapidly thrown into a seemingly ordinary situation, which... read more

LitteRabbit's avatar by LitteRabbit on Jan 7, 2016
Score 7.5/10

This anime's animation is made to look like it's being shot in a paper theatre, which only increases the creepiness of the stories. Each episode, about four minutes long, is a fairly simple tale, but that doesn't stop it from being scary. This series does a good job of creating a horror story around the camp fire vibe. I enjoyed most of the episodes, and I think it's worth watching. I found this show on... read more

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