Ayakashi – Samurai Horror Tales

Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror

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A collection of three classic Japanese horror stories: "Yotsuya Kaidan", the story of a wife betrayed by her husband who seeks vengeance even in death. "Tenshu Monogatari", the story of forbidden love between a goddess and a human, and "Bakeneko", the story of a mysterious cat monster with a vendetta against a certain family.

User Rating: 4.58 ( 2 votes)


Japanese: 怪~ayakashi~ Japanese Classic Horror
Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2006 to Mar 24, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Dentsu, SKY Perfect Well Think, Fuji TV, Asmik Ace, Sony Music Entertainment
Licensors: Discotek Media, Geneon Entertainment USA
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Other
Genres: Mystery, Historical, Horror, Fantasy
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 480p
Type: Eng Sub


Hiroaki Sano – Producer
Hiroaki Shibata – Producer
Kouji Yamamoto – Producer
Tetsuo Imazawa – Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “HEAT ISLAND” by Rhymester
ED1: “Haru no Katami (Memento of Spring)” by Chitose Hajime


Classic japanese stories adapted in anime form. Not so much scary as interesting to learn about.


The first arc is interesting but the antagonist was completely unlikable, the second was cheesy romance, and the third saved this series


I love how each story has a different art style. Especially the third one, which seemed halfway between anime style and kamishibai style.


3 short stories on human nature, no necessary right or wrong. Great OST


definitely not your typical horror. it’s an enchanting, vivid, and dark journey into the estranged parts of pre-modern japanese society.


Смотрел ради эльфа,а он только в конце,словил обидку,хотя опенинг прикольный,но сами истории так себе


I found this pretty boring. to me, the stories weren’t really engaging and kind of dragged on



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