31 Days Of Anime Horror Part 19: ‘Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror’

October 19, 2020

Written by Capt McNeely

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It’s October and that means it’s time to get into the spirit of the season, and obviously nothing gets you into the Halloween mood better than horror. Unfortunately when it comes to most live-action horror films, there’s only so much that can be done and shown, but thankfully of all things, Anime can cross the line with story, gore, and intriguing storytelling. So for every day this month, I’ll be featuring a unique Anime that fits the horror genre that you can most likely find on any streaming service. Let’s go old school with Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror.

 

 

Oiwa from Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales

 

 

Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror (2006) is an anthology of three Japanese ghost stories, one being the Japanese classic about Oiwa and Tamiya Lemon, another based on a Kabuki play by Kyoka Izumi, and the last being an original story told in Ukito-e art style.

 

 

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The first two stories are told over a course of 4 episodes each with that last only having 3, the main character from the third story, a medicine peddler, becomes the main character in a spinoff anime called Mononoke.

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check out past entries in the 31 Days of Anime Horror by clicking below!

Part 1: Ghost Hound

Part 2: HELLSING

Part 3: Another

Part 4: Monster

Part 5: Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack

Part 6: Requiem from the Darkness

Part 7: Paranoia Agent

Part 8: Blood-C

Part 9: xxxHOLIC

Part 10: Ghost Hunt

Part 11: Higurashi When They Cry

Part 12: Dorohedoro

Part 13: Occult Academy

Part 14: Junji Ito Collection

Part 15: Shiki

Part 16: Ajin: Demi-Human

Part 17: Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Part 18: Hell Girl

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