Yamishibai Blu-ray

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  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Horror
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 117
  • Release Date: 4/19/2016
  • Weight: 0.15

Ratings & Reviews

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Yamishibai Not as Scary as Expected


I come across Yamishibai Japanese Ghost Stories a little awhile ago.

Each episode is supposed to be based on a Japanese myth or legend. I didn't understand most of them. I was under the impression each episode was supposed to have some kind of lesson behind each episode but I didn't always catch what that lesson was.

Although it is ghost stories I didn't find any particular episode that was very scary. There were some moments that made me jump but the overall episodes didn't scare me. I probably would have understood them better if I knew more about that part of Japanese culture. I think it is worth checking out though.

The art style is also quite different but I found it fit the series well. I guess the best way to explain it is the characters looked like paper dolls and moved as such. Think of how the characters move in Archer. It is a bit like that. It came out looking pretty neat and worked really well for the series.

Spooks and Thrills...for the most part

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I fell in love with this show the moment I saw it. Not often do you see many anime breaking away from the animation norms. And when done right, you get presented with something that adds to the atmosphere of the show. Such atmosphere is achieved easily with Yamishibai.

Styled in the old fashioned kamishibai way, the various ghost tales range from not very spooky, to goddamn terrifying. The few episodes that don't deliver shouldn't deter anyone from missing out on this awesome series. And for the price? You're getting your money's worth easily.