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Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror

Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror

Synopsis: A collection of three classic Japanese horror stories: "Yotsuya Kaidan", the story of a wife betrayed by her husband seeking revenge even in death. "Tenshu Monogatari", the story of forbidden love between a goddess and a human, and "Bakeneko", the story of a mysterious cat monster with revenge against a certain family.

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Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror
  • Anime Name in Japanese: 怪~ayakashi~ Japanese Classic Horror
  • Anime Name in English: Desconhecido
  • Other names: Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales

Production information

  • Producers: Dentsu, SKY Perfect Well Think, Fuji TV, Asmik Ace, Sony Music Entertainment
  • Licensors: Discotek Media, Geneon Entertainment USA
  • Studios: Toei Animation

Anime Information

  • Type: TV
  • Episodes: 11
  • Date: 38730 - March. 24, 2006
  • Genres: Fantasy, horror, mystery
  • Subjects: Adult cast, historical
  • Target: Seinen

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  • note: 7.401
  • Popularity: 23860

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Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror": 

  • Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror is an anime series that adapts three classic Japanese horror stories: Yotsuya Kaidan, Tenshu Monogatari and Bakeneko.
  • The first story, Yotsuya Kaidan, is considered one of Japan's most frightening and frightening urban legends, involving betrayal, revenge and vengeful ghosts.
  • The second story, Tenshu Monogatari, is based on a 17th century historical novel and tells the story of a young woman who becomes the emperor's concubine and faces political and supernatural intrigue in the imperial court.
  • The third story, Bakeneko, is about a cat that turns into a vengeful demon and haunts a family of samurai.
  • Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror was produced by Toei Animation studio in 2006 and was originally aired as an 11 -episode television series.
  • The series was so well received that it inspired a sequence titled Mononoke, who follows the character of the exorcist doctor who appears in Ayakashi's third story. Mononoke was also produced by Toei Animation studio and aired in
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Main Characters

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  • Yotsuya (Katsuyuki Konishi) - A man who sells his soul to take revenge on his unfaithful wife.
  • Oiwa (Mai Nakahara) - Yotsuya's unfaithful wife who is haunted for her revenge.
  • Tatsukichi (Hiroki Yasumoto) - A young man who falls in love with a mysterious woman who can be an Ayakashi.
  • Ochou (Miyuki Sawashiro) - The mysterious woman Tatsukichi falls in love and can be an Ayakashi.
  • MATAIHI (Takahiro Sakurai) - A man who becomes obsessed with a doll who can be possessed by an evil spirit.
  • Okiku (Romi Park) - The doll that is possessed by an evil spirit that haunts Mataichi.

Summary and events

    Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror is an anime series that tells three Japanese horror stories. The first story is "Yotsuya Kaidan", which follows the life of a samurai named Iemon who marries a woman named Oiwa for financial interest. When Iemon falls in love with another woman, he decides to kill Oiwa, but she returns as a vengeful ghost. The second story is "Tenshu Monogatari", which follows the life of a young woman called Ochou who is forced to become a concubine of a feudal gentleman. When she refuses to become the lover of the feudal lord, she is condemned to death. The third story is "Bakeneko", which follows the life of a samurai called Minamoto in Raiko that is sent to investigate a series of mysterious murders. He discovers that the murders are caused by a demonic cat who becomes a woman. In the end, Raiko is able to defeat the demonic cat and save the city.

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Unfortunately, Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror does not have a unique original source, but a collection of Japanese horror stories adapted for anime. Therefore, there is no unique end to the work. Each story has its own outcome, some more conclusive than others.

Games, Movies, OVAs and Specials

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  • Ayakashi: Bakeneko - Playstation 2
  • Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales - Playstation 2

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Meaning of Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror

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怪~ayakashi~ Japanese Classic Horror
  • 怪~ayakashi~ - Means "monster" or "spirit" in Japanese.
  • Japanese - It refers to the country Japan or something related to Japanese culture.
  • Classic - indicates that something is traditional, old, or iconic.
  • Horror - genre that involves scary elements, fear, and suspense.
The name of the anime "怪 ~ Ayakashi ~ Japanese Classic Horror" suggests that this is a series that addresses classic Japanese horror stories, involving monsters, spirits and scary elements. The title indicates that the anime is based on Japanese legends and folklore, providing a traditional and culturally rich horror experience.

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Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror has a total of 11 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.
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