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Crunchyroll to Stream Tabi Machi Late Show, Yamishibai 3 Anime

posted on 2016-01-06 16:29 EST
Both series of shorts to begin on Sunday

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream Tabi Machi Late Show and the third season of Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories.

The Tabi Machi Late Show series of shorts will premiere on Sunday, January 10 at 11:50 a.m. EST. The stream will be available worldwide outside of Japan.

Tabi Machi Late Show will have a theme of "goodbyes and journeys," and will have four episodes, titled "Recipe," "Transistor Smartphone," "Natsu Matsuri" (Summer Festival), and "Clover."

In Japan, the series will air as part of the Ultra Super Anime Time programming block, and will be replaced with Kono Danshi, Mahō ga Oshigoto Desu. and then another as-yet unannounced anime after the four episodes have ended. Comix Wave Films is producing all three series under the overall title Comix Wave Films Omnibus.

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (Yami Shibai) season 3 will premiere on Sunday, January 10 at 3:35 p.m. EST. The stream will be available worldwide outside of Asia.

Takashi Taniguchi and Tomohisa Ishikawa will direct the third season at ILCA, and Anima (Apocalypse Meow) will handle the CG animation production. Hiromu Kumamoto (Kagewani, both previous seasons of Yami Shibai) and Satoko Kishi will write the scripts.

The original series of anime shorts featured six-minute horror stories based on urban legends. The shorts inspired by Shōwa-era illustrated paper theater productions premiered in July 2013, with Tomoya Takashima directing off scripts by Hiromu Kumamoto. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

The second season featured directors Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge, live-action Kiki's Delivery Service) and Noboru Iguchi (Nuigulumar Z, Karate-Robo Zaborgar), as well as scriptwriter Shōichirō Masumoto (King of the Escape). The second season premiered in July 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.

Sentai Filmworks licensed Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories and plans to release a DVD and Blu-ray.


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