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Cursed Countryside

At Your Own Risk

Episode 077

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Japan is full of stories that never turn out well for those involved. Sometimes just hearing about it is enough to curse you as well. These horrifying tales are a reminder that you can’t always avoid the unknown…

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The Supernatural, The Unexplainable

Episode 076

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Explore five stories that looks at things that shouldn’t be. Buildings that shouldn’t exist, benign objects that can kill, mysterious voices in the woods, and more…

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The Annoying Wayside Grass

Episode 075

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Sumikowa: The Haunting of Higanbana Heights is out now!

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A young man with spiritual powers. A friend in need. What could go wrong? When this young man visits his friend’s house after hearing disturbing news of strange occurrences, he quickly realises this is far bigger than any of them can understand.

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Brushes with the Other Side

Episode 074

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Do you believe in ghosts? Ever wondered what might be on the other side? The protagonists of these five stories are about to find out, and they might not like the answers.

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The Kunekune Collection

Episode 073

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It’s white. It sways back and forth in the tranquillity of the rice fields. It drives you mad upon looking at it. It’s Kunekune, and here are some of the many tales told of it!

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Mysterious Mountain Monsters

Episode 072

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The Japanese islands are covered in mountains, and many of them sit empty even today. Who knows what really lurks out there in the vast empty wilderness? These two stories will remind you why it’s not smart to go out there alone.

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Tales of Real Haunted Places

Episode 071

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Japan is full of “ghost spots,” locations known countrywide for their variety of hauntings. To celebrate Reikan Vol. 2’s release, let’s take a look at 6 of those places.

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Unexplainable, Unfathomable, Unbelievable

Episode 070

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Sometimes you encounter something you can’t explain. Sometimes comprehension is beyond one’s grasp. Sometimes, even if you do understand it, it’s still impossible to believe. Dive into six tales that defy belief and defy explanation.

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Encounters With Spirits Gone Wrong

Episode 069

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Spirits are said to lurk all over Japan; some of them good, some of them bad. What happens when you run into one of the bad ones? What happens when you run into something you just can’t explain? Let’s take a look…

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Terrifying Spirits You Should Fear

Episode 068

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Kaihan: Bizarre Crimes That Shook Japan out now! Visit BetterHelp.com/Kowabana for 10% off your first month!

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Japan is the land of “eight million kami,” but if these stories are anything to go by, not all of them are good. Beware when interacting with the unknown…

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