Tv Tokyo reported on Tuesday that the Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories TV anime arrangement is getting a seventh season that will debut this July.
The Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories anime‘s first season debuted in July 2013, and the 6th and latest season debuted last July. Crunchyroll has gushed every one of the six 13-scene seasons as they circulated up until now.
“Every week at 5 p.m. an old man in a yellow mask (the kamishibaiya or kamishibai narrator) shows up at a children’s playground and tells them ghost stories based on myths and urban legends of Japanese origin. The man tells the stories on the back of his bicycle using a traditional kamishibai (紙芝居, Paper Drama) method and features a new tale each week. In the third season, instead of the old man in a yellow mask and his kamishibai stage, a boy (later revealed to be the kamishibaiya in the form of a child) sits on a playground slide and sings, “Friends on that side, come to this side… Friends on this side, go to that side…” as he draws illustrations of the creatures in the stories. At the end of each episode, the narrator’s mask sings the closing song to him, multiplying in number as each episode ends with the final one being worn on the boy’s face. As of Season 4, the kamishibaiya returns, telling the stories to children at a playground every 5 p.m., going back to the original format of Seasons 1 and 2. In Season 5, the children are not seen playing on the swings. Instead, they gather to the call of the old man in silhouette. In Season 6, the old man tells his stories in a forest instead of a school. A shadow takes the form of the old man then puts on the mask as he introduces the story.“
Kenichi Sugimoto of DRAWIZ is coming back to coordinate the new anime at ILCA. Scriptwriters Ayako Yamaguchi, Hiromu Kumamoto, Kuniyoshi Saki, and Mitsuhi Sasagi are additionally returning. The illustrators incorporate Yū Ebihara, Tatsuya Morino, Yukio Kanesada, Yoroshi Aka, Seiya Yamaguchi, Atsushi Itou, and Saya Kanamura. IANDA and DRAWIS are credited for production assistance.
Kanji Tsuda comes back to play the storyteller. The show’s other cast individuals include: Ryota Murai, Shunsaku Yoshimura, Ryō Shinoda, Nobuhiko Ōakami, Masaki Sawai, Rimo Hasegawa, Sena Horikoshi, Hikaru Kotama, Yūki Nishinoya, Ayaka Ōta, Kumi Nakamura, Sae Izumi, Sachiko Nakagomi, Kazuo Andō, and Virtual YouTuber character Taku Nanase.
The first arrangement of anime shorts included six-minute horror stories dependent on urban legends. The shorts are motivated by Shōwa-period outlined paper theater creations. Sentai Filmworks authorized the initial two sesions of the arrangement and discharged them on home video with English captions in 2016.