Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories is the perfect show for horror and anime fans, especially those who know how to appreciate Japanese urban legends and macabre stories. Each episode is centered around a single horror story, involving urban horror stories set in contemporary time while some stories are based on Japanese myths.
Every season has 13 parts comprised of 5-minute episodes, while each story is different and told by an old man in a yellow mask. The old man shows up every day at 5 pm at a children’s playground and narrates the horror stories. He uses kamishibai, which is a traditional Japanese paper drama that was a once very popular form of entertainment.
The anime series is based on the manga and is probably a rare horror gem in the anime genre. The series was first adapted in 2013 when the season premiered and the only thing that remains the same over the course of 8 years of airing the show is the old man Storyteller and the goosebumps we are getting from the cleverly told horror stories.
To speak in favor of the popularity of the show and its brief but effective episodes, TV Tokyo announced that Yamishibai will be renewed for the 10th season.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories Season 10 Release Date
TV Tokyo announced that Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories will be renewed for season 10. New episodes will air every week, starting from January 2022.
If you haven’t watched the show yet or read the manga, you have a lot of episodes to get busy with until the 10th season is released. In case you have already watched and read Yamishibai, we recommend refreshing your memories with the second run of 9 seasons while you are waiting for the January release.