Thursday, September 24, 2009

Submitted for the Approval of the Midnight Society.

Get ready for a Japanese twist on fireside ghost stories. In Rakugo storytelling, the speaker sits upon stage and plays the role of each character themselves. The TV program Yose Ehon (Picture Book Rakugo) takes this one step further by adding modern animation to classic tales.

Shigeru Mizuki provides the art direction for this tale from the vaults of Japanese folklore, "Death God."

1 comment:

  1. senbei-chan, great job on this translation! don't you think the character of the shinigami is similar to moguro the laughing salesman? he first shows a way to be a success but deceive at the end. scary!