Requiem from the Darkness

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Original run: 3 Oct 2003 – 26 Dec 2003

Country of origin: Japan

Genre: Anime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror/Supernatural

Network: CBC AE

Watched by: 152 of 676 417 0.02%

Total running time: 5 hours 25 minutes

Episode duration: 25 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.3 of 10 210 rating: 6.245 of 10 89

MyShows rating: 3.98 of 5 62


The setting is the end of the Edo period amid political strife and human suffering. Young Momosuke, an aspiring author, sets out on a journey to collect 100 stories to make into a book. Right away he meets up with a trio of outlaws: Mataichi the Trickster, Ogin the Puppeteer and Nagamimi the Bird Caller. As they travel, the group encounters the most twisted and horrible parts of human nature. It is the task of this group to punish each person in a manner fitting their crimes - a gruesome undertaking to say the least... Thus, the bells of the requiem are heard throughout the land...

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