# The Wicked and the Damned: A Hundred Tales of Karma(巷説百物語 Kōsetsu Hyaku Monogatari) 2003
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#### Includes: Eps. 1-13, Clean Open/Endings ,Subtitles
A series of short story collections by Natsuhiko Kyogoku. It was made into a horror/crime/mystery anime series Requiem from the Darkness (Kyōgoku Natsuhiko Kōsetsu Hyaku Monogatari, lit. "Natsuhiko Kyogoku's Hundred Stories").
Set in the Bakumatsu age, when the foundations of the Tokugawa government have began to sway, in the age where "Darkness" breathed and the existence of monsters were feared; an aspiring writer, Yamaoka Momosuke travels around the countriy hoping to publish to the world his "Hundred Stories". Momosuke's life soon is shattered by a chance meeting with three sinister beings: Mataichi the priest, Nagamimi the bird-caller, and the beautiful Ogin. Soon, Momosuke learns that there might be more to his newfound comrades than first meets the eye... They are a secretive gang, hired to solve cases that are buried in darkness. Searching out the criminals, using skilfull contrivances, they judge the human ego and bury one job after another; along with a mysterious sound of ringing bells.
(Rating) R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
(Genres) Action, angst, Bakumatsu - Meiji Period, dark fantasy, fantasy, historical, horror, novel, seinen, violence
(Source) wikipedia, AniDB,Anime Planet, (Edited)
Links: [Anime Planet] ,[Anidb], [wikipedia.org], [myanimelist.net], [Anime Encyclopedia]
#### Some Specs:
Video: Bitdepth: 8 Bit
Resolution: 720x480 Display 4:3 (Original),(Loose Anamorphic)
Framerate: 29.976 FPS (Constant), Overall Bitrate 2142 kb/s
Encoder: x264, Container: MKV, Format: AVC
Scan Type: Progressive
Source R1 DVD
Audio:[Dual]Japanese 2Ch (Default), English 2ch
Format: AC3, 48 kHz, Sampling 192 kb/s, Stereo
Channel(s): 2 channels
3 Sub Files/Format: [Patjantess]Eng/ASS, Eng/VOBSUB, Eng/VOBSUB
Source files: Evilbean
Language: English SoftSub
Note: Clean openings and endings were muxed in except for Eps 1,13, which have the original credits.