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Yamibito (闇人, yamibito, lit. "darkness people") are enemies introduced in Forbidden Siren 2, they succeed the Shibito halfway through the game.


Yamibito in the Yamibito World

Yamibito affected by light

Yamibito are much more resilient, aggressive, and intelligent than the Shibito, but they function essentially the same way. They are also repelled by light, meaning that they can be weakened by focusing a flashlight on them or turning on the lights in a room.

Like the Shibito, a Yamibito can be defeated, but is revived when a Yamirei re-enters the corpse. Eliminating the Yamirei (which are also intolerant to light) renders the Yamibito unconscious indefinitely. However, due to their improved intelligence and strength, Yamibito will not fall for distractions that may have worked on Shibito, and they are also much harder to defeat in combat. It should also be noted that Yamibito attack in numbers, making them extremely dangerous. Yamibito sometimes emit a terrible scream upon death.

Kou Yamibito 甲闇人 (Yamibito A).

Normal Yamibito

Otsu Yamibito 乙闇人 (Yamibito B)

Types of Yamibito[]

Normal Yamibito[]

Are essentialy like shibito but more resistant; they tend to roam in dark places since light damages them. They can hold both fire arms and melee weapons.


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Otsu Yamibito[]

Otsu-yamibito (乙闇人); also known as Dog Yamibito is an evolved form of Yamibito. The only known Dog Yamibito is Tomoe Ohta .

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Kou Yamibito[]

Kou Yamibito (甲闇人), are evolved Yamibito, specific to males. They are substantially stronger than their previous iterations and defeating them is often a mission objective. Their body is divided in 2; the lower half is composed of a face with legs resembling a hand, the upper half is a normal yamibito but without face and without legs.

Notable Kou Yamibito:

Ryuhei Mikami as a Kou Yamibito

Tsuneo Ohta as a Kou Yamibito

Takeaki Misawa as a Kou Yamibito

Yamibito script[]

Similar to the Mana/Shibito script from Hanuda in Forbidden Siren, the Yamibito from Forbidden Siren 2 also seem to have their own script. Some inscriptions can be found through the game.

Unlike the shibito script from Siren 1, the yamibito runes are not translated by the game, nor is there a handy key like Siren 1's archive 12 to help us along. Needless to say, the messages aren't in English either[1].

The Yamibito script

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The Mana / Shibito script from Siren 1

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