Sentai Filmworks announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories. The company plans a physical edition planned for a later date, though the series is streaming in its entirety on Crunchyroll.
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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories”
HOUSTON, December 28, 2015– Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories. This anthology breathes new life into the horror anime genre. Utilizing the nearly lost picture card “kamishibai” storytelling method of Showa-era Japan, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories turns everyday urban legends into the stuff of nightmares. It began airing late nights in the summer of 2013, but by the summer of 2014, it had attracted masters of the J-horror genre as guest directors, with its second season introducing even more terror and invoking its own sort of urban legends.
Tomoya Takashima directed the first season, while ILCA handled general direction for the second, with the aid of horror masters Takashi Shimizu, Noboru Iguchi and Shoichiro Masumoto. Hiromu Kumamoto was in charge of scripting for season one, and worked alongside Brazily Ann Yamada for season two. Animation production was handled by ILCA.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories is currently available on Crunchyroll and will soon be available on additional digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.
About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is one of the largest licensors and distributors of anime and genre programming in North America, offering thousands of hours of content across traditional and digital media platforms. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, Log Horizon, High School of the Dead, Persona 4: The Animation, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls and iconic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.