The World Yamizukan

Alt title: Sekai no Yami Zukan

TV (13 eps x 5 min)
1.537 out of 5 from 523 votes
Rank #10,736
The World Yamizukan

The anime will be in an omnibus short format that will tell stories of the strange and bizarre in our world, including UFOs, cryptids, curses, ancient civilizations, supernatural powers, spiritual experiences, bizarre cases, different dimensions, and urban legends, told in a picture show style. The anime seeks to evoke the retro atmosphere of pulp horror stories that were popular in the 60s and 70s in magazines.

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Episode 1

The Black Shadow of Temptation

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Episode 2

The Fairy in the Snow

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Episode 3

The Reaper Racing Across the Plain

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Episode 4

What the Mysterious Circle Really Was

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Episode 5

The Mechanical Men Come

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Episode 6

The Nightmare That Disappeared Into the Sand

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Episode 7

The Innocent Clown

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Episode 8

The Mysterious Natives Who Never Get Sick

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Episode 9

The Cursed Box That Brings Misery

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Episode 10

The Strange Mask That Sees the End

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Episode 11

The Call from Beneath the Earth

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Episode 12

The Red Eyes at the Bottom of the Sea

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I honestly wanted to like this, I really did. But my first thought when I saw the first episode was what the actual what? The animation was pretty terrible, the story was bad and I was left more confused than when I started it. But let me explain. The idea of The World Yamizukan is that it's a collection of short horror stories, complete with either animation or pictures. Most run about five minutes, so it's a good choice if you want something to fill your spare time, but terrible if you want something worthwhile to fill that time. I'm going to reiterate what I said before - it's terrible. When there is animation, it's usually atrocious or extremely odd, and when there's not, the acting is terrible (look to episode 07 - The Innocent Clown - for an example). The stories aren't something to keep you up at night, but I will give them props because the guy doing the readings has a pretty fantastic voice to give you shivers. The characters don't have any substance to them (but that is to be expected of a collection of short stories). So, the things I did like, out of the many I didn't, were the narrators voice - a rather deep, husky voice that would put me to sleep and give me nightmares whilst doing so - and somehow the ending theme song. I think that's the only thing that'll get me through the episodes, honestly. OVERALL: This is worth watching for something to waste your time and to say you've seen it. If you want substance, good animation and character development, look elsewhere.

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