31 Days of Hallowe’en 2019, Day 24: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories [闇芝居]


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Another anime! But, because these episodes are so short (<5 minutes with opening and closing credits), I’ll write about a handful of episodes that I picked or that were recommended to me.

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories uses an interesting form of animation – to mimic the paper puppets of the kamishibai paper street theatre of the 1930s. So the characters barely move, but might move up and down or side to side – but it’s done so well that you don’t really notice. The minisodes are based on either Japanese folklore or modern urban legends, and aren’t averse to the odd jump scare.

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31 Days of Hallowe’en 2019, Day 13: SCHOOL-LIVE! Episode 1 [2015]


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Every horror-thon I always include an anime or two. This one, SCHOOL-LIVE!(Gakkougurashi!) slipped through the cracks because, well, I was put off by its adorable set-up.

However, if you’re going to watch this, or are thinking about watching this, DO NOT READ THE REST OF THIS REVIEW. Please – just go in blind. It’s far more rewarding that way.

[spoilers for episode 1 after the jump]

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31 Days of Horror 2018, Day 23: The Laughing Salesman 1×01 [2017]



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I enjoy a good creepy anime and, after the disappointing mediocrity that was Junji Ito Collection, I happened upon The Laughing Salesman on Crunchyroll. The thumbnail alone of the titular character was enough to give me the heebie jeebies, and suggested I was in for a treat…


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