Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales
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Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales
First Aired: January 13rd, 2006
Status: Ended
Air Time: Friday, 12:50 AM
Network: Fuji TV
Summary: Based on the kabuki classic "Toukaidou Yotsuya Kaidan" (1826) written by TsuruyaNanboku, one of the most famous ghost stories in Japan. A collection of three classic Japanese horror stories - "Yotsuya Kaidan," the story of a wife betrayed by her husband who seeks vengeance 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 a vendetta against a certain family. The third installment in Fuji Television`s "NOITAMINA" late-night anime time slot. Previously shown shows were Honey&Clover and Paradise Kiss.The designs of the anime, which is based on the classic Japanese horror tales Yotsuyakaidan, Ten Shu Monogatari and Bakeneko, will be done by Yoshitaka Amano.
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Episode Statistics:
# of Episodes: 11
# of Episodes I watched: 0
# of Episodes I haven't watched: 11
Last Episode I watched: -
Last Aired Episode
Bakeneko - Part 3
Season 1 - Episode 11: Bakeneko - Part 3
Air Date: March 24th, 2006, 12:50 AM
Summary: In his youth, the head of family had kidnapped a sacrificial maiden, keeping her locked away in a basement prison to be raped and abused at his leisure. Her only companionship was a young cat which she secretly raised with the food she was given, hoping it would one day escape where she could not. One day the head of family's elder son was caught raping her, after which the head beat her to the point of death as punishment. The cat attacked him to protect her, then escaped as she died; its regret from being unable to protect her combined with her sorrow, eventually turning it into a demon. Having finally realized the shape, truth, and reasoning of the demon, the medicine peddler unsheathes his sword, which in reality releases his true spirit-nature from the human shell it is bound within, allowing him to exorcise the bakeneko's grief and release it from its vengeance. In the end, only the two blameless retainers, Kayo and a young samurai, are left to be saved. The story ends with the medicine peddler, once again sealed in his human form, exhausted and bending over the emaciated body of an old cat, at peace in death. As he leaves, he sees a brief vision of the girl and her kitten finally emerging into the outside world.
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