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TV Tokyo Produces Sekai no Yami Zukan Original Horror Anime Shorts

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
April omnibus series will tell pulp-style horror short stories in picture show style

TV Tokyo announced a new original series of horror anime shorts titled Sekai no Yami Zukan (Dark Picture Book of the World) on Friday. 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.

The anime will premiere in April.

Takumi Saitou is credited as the "storyteller" for the show. Katsumi Toi, Asana Mamoru, Yukihiro Takiguchi, Aoi Imagawa, Nomakes, and Tetsu Watanabe are also credited for unnamed performance roles.

Noboru Iguchi (Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories) is directing the series at ILCA, with cooperation by Wonder Head. Oolongta Yoshida is writing the scripts. Illustrators such as Yū Ebihara, Jun Honda, Reijirō Katō, Tatsuya Morino, Ryō Kudō will draw the art. Directors such as Kazufumi Nakahira, Ryōhei Ueno, and Takashi Iitsuka will handle the direction of each episode.

MONO NO AWARE will perform the anime's ending theme song "me to me."

Source: Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi)


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