What They Say:
Yamishibai is a picture-story style of animation whose motif is surrounded and based on the rumors, and urban legends throughout the history of Japan.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
It’s been a few seasons since I delved into this show, the second I think, and it seemed like a good opportunity to check out what the show is like now that it’s in its seventh season. The series still works its familiar style with the simpler animation aspect and it works well to create the right mood as we see a young man that’s apartment-sitting for a friend. He was asked to wait there for a package that he was waiting on and that made it easy for our lead to help out a friend. The problem is that the package arrives late on the first day but he’s asked to stay another day for another package. It’s a building dread as you wait to see what’s going on, what may be in the package, all while the friend is getting a bit more frustrated by how his friend Hasegawa is treating all of this.
As the truth slowly reveals itself there’s a delight in the creepy nature of everything as it unfolds. The slow build – within just a four-minute running time – continues to be done well and it shows that the creative staff here really has honed it over the years. There’s a lot of anticipation toward everything and the natural panic picking up more and more is great. I’m not sure how deep of a run I’ll do on the show but I’m kind of into having some summer horror material of this nature.
Streamed By: Crunchyroll