Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (TV)

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Alternative title:
Yami Shibai (Japanese)
闇芝居 (Japanese)
Genres: horror, supernatural
Themes: folklore
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: A series of short horror stories based around Japanese myths and urban legends. The series is framed around an old man telling these tales to schoolchildren on a playground using kamishibai, a traditional Japanese storytelling method using paper scrolls.
User Ratings: 77 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Excellent: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Very good: 16 votes (sub:14, others:2
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 22 votes (sub:19, raw:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 23 votes (sub:22, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: -
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Seen in part or in whole by 124 users, rank: #3242 (of 6020)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.078 (Good), std. dev.: 1.287, rank: #2099 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 7.046 (Good), rank: #2042 (of 6014) (seen all: 7.07 / seen some: 7.72 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.117 (Good), rank: #1713 (of 4525)
Running time: 5 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2013-07-14
Official website:
闇芝居 (Japanese)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Tomoya Takashima
Script: Hiromu Kumamoto (eps 1-7)
Episode Director:
Hirosuke Yanagisawa (ep 3)
Manabu Nakamura (ep 2)
Takuto Aoki (ep 6)
Tomoya Takashima (eps 1, 4-5, 7)
Naoko Kunisada
Nobuyuki Hosoya (TV Tokyo)

Animation producer: Midori Iwashita
App Producer: Yuichi Ueda
Assistant producer: Kunpei Yanagikawa
Associate producer:
Aiko Okamoto
Takahisa Kubota
Logo Design: Midori Iwashita
Opening Music: nico
Norio Yamakawa (TV Tokyo)
Takuya Iwasaki
Production producer: Toshio Akashi
Program Publicity: Kazumi Noguchi (TV Tokyo)
SD Character Design: Chihiro Sai
Theme Song Arrangement: AVTechNO! (ED)
Theme Song Composition: Teniwowa (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Teniwowa (ED)
Kanji Tsuda as Story teller

Homare Hukami(Aizenn)
Keisuke Ueda(eps 1, 6)
Risa Aizawa(Denpagumi.inc; ep 7)
Ryō Hirano(ep 7)
Ryota Murai(eps 1-3, 5-6)
Sara(eps 1, 3-7)
Sawaki Akimoto(eps 1, 5-6)
Shoichiro Masumoto(eps 2-3, 6)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: ILCA
AT-X (2013-08-04)
TV Tokyo (2013-07-14)
Sound Effects: Sōon
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