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Get Ready for a Test of Courage this July with Yamishibai’s Ninth Season!

Yamishibai takes both well-known and not-so-known Japanese urban legends and puts them into the modern setting to give us a nail-biting horror piece.

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Though many anime series do this, none can do it better than Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories. With animation and art inspired by the Shōwa-era paper theater, the short anime series has told tales for the last eight years. 

With the series striking a chord with horror fans worldwide, the anime is revered by many long-time fans. With several sequels and spin-offs, the series is here to stay. 

TV Tokyo recently announced that the ninth season of the Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories would debut on its broadcasting network from July 2021. Moreover, they also released a new visual for the series, hinting at the upcoming stories. 

TV Tokyo announced production for the ninth season of the horror anime short series, “Yami Shibai (Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories).” The series produced by the ILCA studios has its premiere scheduled for next July.#Animes

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The poster features a creepy old adult who is the narrator of the spine-chilling stories. He is surrounded by silhouettes of 12 Zodiac animals, with a terrifying dragon looming on the top of the poster.

Though each anime season has a theme, it’s still too early to guess what that could be. However, we can speculate that the zodiac mythology will play a massive role in this season.

The story follows a suspicious guy with a mask on his face who recites the most horrifying stories to the children. In the eighth season of the anime, the horror stories revolving around “Invisible Fear” were narrated. 

Get Ready for a Test of Courage this July with Yamishibai’s Ninth Season!
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

The official sources also revealed the cast of the ninth season of Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories. However, further details are yet to be announced.

The staff of Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories includes:

CharacterCastNotable work
StorytellerKanji TsudaHiroshi Morenos (Michiko & Hatchin) 
Toshimasa NiiroPatlabor 2: The Movie
Taiiichirō Matsumura
Masaki Sawai
Tsubasa KizuSaku Hasumi (Futsal Boys!!!!!)
Shoichiro OomiTōgo Tachibana (Futsal Boys!!!!!)
Ryō Shinoda
Miho OkasakiRimuru Tempest (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
Eimi NaruseHikaru Hoshina/Cure Star (Precure Miracle Universe)
Ayaka Ōta
Aozora Sorano
Hinaka Hoshina
Nene Naninu
Mikoto Hase
Yukino Akaba

Lastly, to commemorate the broadcast of “Yamishibai 9th Season,” a vertical animation will also debut in July for Japanese streaming sites such as  Anime Beans.

The Yamishibai series also has anime spin-offs called the Ninja Collection, with most of the episodes available on Crunchyroll. 

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I am genuinely excited for the episode with the voice actress Miho Okasaki, who also voices lovable slime, Rimuru Tempest from “That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime”

With such a long history of the series and a fantastic cast, the ninth season will surely hit its old fanbase and convert some normal otakus to horror otakus. 

So be sure not to miss out on the upcoming horror anime this summer! 

About Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories, also known as Theater of Darkness is a 2013 Japanese anime series. The first season was launched in July 2013.

Yamishibai will spook you right away with its story-telling and smart use of background music.

The story follows a suspicious guy with a mask on his face visits the place where the children play and recite the most horrifying stories based on Japanese urban legends.

Source: TV Tokyo Official Website

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