Yami Shibai: anime announces sixth season



TV Tokyo has announced that the anime Yami Shibai: Japanese Ghost Stories  will have a sixth season in July. This season will tell us stories of "natural phenomena"

Kunpei Yanagawa will direct the new anime under ILCA. Hiromu Kumamoto will return from the previous five seasons to write the scripts with Mitsuhiro Sasaki. Among the animators that will work on the series will be Shinji Nishikawa, Ryo Kudo, Yu Ebihara, Tatsuya Morino, Yukio Kanesada and Hisashi Nosaka.

Kanji Tsuda will be the storyteller again, while the cast will include Ryota Murai, Yui Ishikawa, Fuka Haruna, Mei Fukuda, Naoki Yamazaki, Takehisa Takayama, Satoko Kishino, Marina Tanoue, Masaki Sawai, Maiko Amano, Ayako Yamaguchi, Aoi Imagawa, Tomitake and Maika Sasaki.

The first season premiered in 2013, reaching the fifth and most recent to date in July 2017. Each season has had 13 episodes.

The mysterious, yellow-masked Storyteller is a man whose true name and origin are both unknown. He appears at dusk where children gather and recites sinister tales based on Japanese urban legends, to which his young audience eerily intakes. However, the Storyteller is no ordinary teller of tales. He incorporates a kamishibai, a traditional paper-scrolling device, to add visuals to his already demented narration.

A series of short horror stories, Yami Shibai begins with a bachelor who, after moving into a new apartment, immediately starts sensing a malevolent glare being pressed into him. A single talisman rests on his ceiling, but he has no way of knowing it is one of the few safeguards that separate him from a bottomless pit of suffering. Each story is more terrifying, more appalling, and more sickening than the last as the Storyteller's audience find themselves being sucked into the vicious world of his words.