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Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Anime Gets 6th Season in July

posted on 2018-05-18 05:44 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kanji Tsuda returns as storyteller in new season of horror shorts

TV Tokyo announced on Friday that the Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories television anime series is getting a sixth season that will premiere in July. The new season will tell stories of "familiar natural phenomena."

Kunpei Yanagawa of ILCA is directing the new anime at ILCA. Hiromu Kumamoto is returning from the first five seasons to write the scripts alongside Mitsuhiro Sasaki. Animators include: Shinji Nishikawa, Ryō Kudō, Yū Ebihara, Tatsuya Morino, Yukio Kanesada, and Hisashi Nosaka.

Kanji Tsuda returns to play the storyteller. The show's other cast members include: Ryota Murai, Yui Ishikawa, Fuka Haruna, Mei Fukuda, Naoki Yamazaki, Takehisa Takayama, Satoko Kishino, Marina Tanoue, Masaki Sawai, Maiko Amano, Ayako Yamaguchi, Aoi Imagawa, Tomitake, and Maika Sasaki.

The anime's first season premiered in 2013, and the fifth and most recent season premiered in July 2017. Crunchyroll has streamed all five seasons as they aired. Each season of the series has 13 episodes.

The original series of anime shorts featured six-minute horror stories based on urban legends. The shorts are inspired by Shōwa-era illustrated paper theater productions.

Source: Comic Natalie


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