Yamishibai – Japanese Ghost Stories 5

Yami Shibai 5

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The mysterious masked Storyteller returns to tell more twisted tales of horror. Continuing his particular style of kamishibai inspired storytelling, he now finds that his audience is an eerie crowd of young girls, who eagerly await his devilish stories. He recounts ghostly legends involving girls of all ages: a housewife who receives a barrage of chilling phone calls; a strange girl whose flower readings are always right; a mother and daughter's ominous meeting with the "crow lady"; and a young girl whose demands from others grow more and more outrageous with each request. Witness once again the Storyteller's haunting and gripping tales, which are sure to leave one with more than just chills...

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English: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 5
Japanese: 闇芝居 5期
Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2017 to Oct 2, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Mondays at 03:05 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo
Studios: ILCA
Source: Original
Genres: Dementia, Horror, Supernatural
Duration: 4 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: Eng Sub

Characters & Voice Actors


Satoko Kishino – Script
Ayako Yamaguchi – Script
Susumu Banba – Storyboard
Ai Higuchi – Theme Song Performance
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Episode List

01: Wrong Number
02: Give It to Me
03: The Crow Children
04: Copycat
05: Shadows of Women
06: Giveback-sama
07: Hide-and-Seek
08: The Neighbors
09: If You Want to See Ghosts
10: Flower Reading
11: I’m the Only One
12: The Last Bus
13: Seductress


Some of them makes me jump, because jumpscares, but some episodes just makes me think: Wtf was this?




I have enjoyed every season of Yami Shibai. Each story is just long enough to not be too long – if that makes since. Thoroughly enjoyed!


I really wish Yami Shibai was better. Theres so much i could hope for from a quick 5 minute scare. But these have fallen flat after Season 1


Unfortunately more and more episodes in this series fall flat and the “reveal” is more often than not just abrupt and not scary.


The drawings are art.


Some people say that this was as good as the 1st season but i don’t think so. Just another boring season with one or two good episodes.



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."