The Wicked and the Damned: A Hundred Tales of Karma (巷説百物語, Kōsetsu Hyaku Monogatari) is a Japanese series of short story collections by Natsuhiko Kyogoku. It was adapted into a few manga series and live-action TV specials directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi.
An anime adaptation titled Requiem from the Darkness (京極夏彦 巷説百物語, Kyōgoku Natsuhiko Kōsetsu Hyaku Monogatari; lit. "Natsuhiko Kyogoku's Hundred Stories") was produced by TMS Entertainment, It was originally aired on Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting from October 3 to December 26, 2003 for 13i episodes. The anime was nitially licensed in English by Geneon USA and now licensed by Discotek Media.
Taking place during the Bakumatsu of the Edo period when the foundations of the Tokugawa shogunate have begun to sway, a young writer named Momosuke wishes to write a book of 100 ghost stories.
While researching old myths and legends, he comes across a mysterious trio who call themselves the Ongyou. They are detectives who are investigating the legends to reveal their truths, and bring those in the wrong to justice. Each time Momosuke meets the Ongyou, he must face horrible truths and battle with his morals, and he's seeing things he shouldn't be seeing....