Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 2nd Season

TV (13 eps x 5 min)
3.012 out of 5 from 1,562 votes
Rank #5,695

The horror stories continue as Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 2 enters the second season of ghastly encounters. Based on Japanese myths and urban legends, the series mimics the stories told by tradition Japanese storytellers using kamishibai (paper theater).

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Taro-chan

Episode 1

Taro-chan

 Kitchen

Episode 2

Kitchen

Inside

Episode 3

Inside

Wall Woman

Episode 4

Wall Woman

Locker

Episode 5

Locker

Nao-chan

Episode 6

Nao-chan

Capsule Toy Machine

Episode 7

Capsule Toy Machine

Farewell Confessional

Episode 8

Farewell Confessional

Ominie-san

Episode 9

Ominie-san

Bugged

Episode 10

Bugged

Picking Up

Episode 11

Picking Up

Netsuke

Episode 12

Netsuke

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tollie01
7.5

Right, it's confession time for me. If you have been reading my reviews than you may have noticed that I tend to rip the anime a new one. There is a reason for this though and it has to do with the fact that I can't turn my brain off when watching anime. I can't ignore the stupid shown in the anime and this is a problem as most anime are very stupid indeed. In this case I'm not talking about a 90 pound girl catching a multi-ton cruise missile and throwing it back. Yes, it is stupid but it is a stupid that I'll allow. It's anime. Things like this are normal here and I'm pretty much fine with it. It annoys me to be sure but I will not rant about it. So, having explained this lets rip into this anime shall we? Just a heads up: There will most probably be spoilers. The more I hate an anime the more spoilers there will be. ART: Art is minimalistic, very minimalistic. This has its reasons though and I'll get back to this later. SOUND: Again no complaints from me. Due to the minimalistic artwork there is more dependent on the voice actors and they deliver. Music is good and sets the tone quite nicely but I'm not a fan of the jump scares. CHARACTERS: Main character is the Storyteller. At the start of each story he gives the barest minimum the story needs to set it up and then lets the characters go from there. STORY: ....There is none. The anime consists of 13 short stories so telling about it here is pointless. RANT: First thing to discuss is the art. As I said it is very minimalistic and closest I can come to describe it is that it looks like cartboard cutouts are being moved across the screen. There is actually a good reason for this. The style of story telling is based on Kamishibai. This is a form of Japanese street theatre so using the art as they did is a nice touch. It does take some getting used to but once you do there is nothing wrong with it. As for the stories themselves. They are very short with 4 minutes being the shortest and 5 the longest. It will be impossible to like them all but this is to be expected. Some are shit your pants scary, some are ok, some are meh and some are eh? If you are a fan of Japanese horror then you'll probably like this.

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