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By: Vrai Kaiser October 19, 20210 Comments

I just found out about Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai and I've been watching them nonstop. The short format is perfect for horror and I love the creative use of the limited picture book style animation; it's probably for budget reasons but really helps sell the atmosphere. The stories can be pretty hit or miss (the earlier seasons are definitely better), but even the bad ones still have that Japanese horror charm to them. I kind of wish Junji Ito Collection had been more similar to Yamishibai; I feel like its style suits Ito so much better than the more conventional kind of anime they went with. Even though none of the stories are actually Ito adaptations, they feel a lot closer to the spirit of his work than the actual animated adaptations

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