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Kannazuki no Miko

Alternative Titles

English: Destiny of the Shrine Maiden
Synonyms: Kannaduki no Miko, Priestesses of the Godless Month
Japanese: 神無月の巫女


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2004 to Dec 18, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: TNK
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.091 (scored by 18,308 users)
Ranked: #29792
Popularity: #1132
Members: 38,626
Favorites: 621
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The highborn Himemiya Chikane is cool and aloof, the perfect young lady of good breeding. Kurusegawa Himeko is devoted to her, and secretly her friend. Their lives are undisturbed in their school, until an ancient evil suddenly rears its head. To combat it, Chikane and Himeko must take on the roles of shrine maidens of the Moon and Sun.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Himemiya, Chikane
Himemiya, Chikane
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kurusugawa, Himeko
Kurusugawa, Himeko
Shitaya, Noriko
Shitaya, Noriko
Oogami, Souma
Oogami, Souma
Majima, Junji
Majima, Junji
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Matsumoto, Yasunori


Kawase, Kouhei
Kawase, Kouhei
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Uetake, Sumio
Uetake, Sumio
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Land of Eternity
Tokoyo no Kuni (常世の国)
Oct 2, 2004
2 Overlapping Sun and Moon
Kasanaru Jitsugetsu (重なる日月)
Oct 9, 2004
3 Secret Love Shell
Hirenkai (秘恋貝)
Oct 16, 2004
4 Direction of Affection
Omoi Tamou ya (思い賜うや)
Oct 23, 2004
5 Over the Darkness of Night
Yoruyami wo Koete (夜闇を越えて)
Oct 30, 2004

Opening Theme

"Re-sublimity" by KOTOKO

Ending Theme

"Agony" by KOTOKO

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Mar 25, 2009
In my opinion, Kannazuki no Miko could have been a real masterpiece, or at least something very close to that. Unfortunately, it has its bad(but it also depends on the viewer point of view) elements.

The plot it's not one of the best ever written but it really has quality and potential, expecially if you are fascinated by japanese folklore. That's why I found it very intriguing, not particulary original tough.

The best point about KnM is all about the way the part of the plot involving the main characters relationships is developed and their characterisation, expecially the one regarding Chikane. It's really intense how the anime read more
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Sep 17, 2008
I don't even know why I liked this series. It's another "we have to save the world with giant robots" anime, with anime staples such as catgirls, bishounen, and panty shots, all spiced up with some blatant lesbianism. It's a joke in premise alone, but the follow-through makes it a surprisingly capable tale of forbidden love.

As you can probably tell, I wasn't expecting anything overreaching with Kannazuki. I wasn't disappointed. The anime sticks to a giant robot battle formula for the first half with just the slightest hints about where Chikane and Himeko's budding relationship is going. Fortunately for viewers, a huge twist awaits and read more
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Aug 5, 2009
A timid young girl named Himeko has a fateful meeting with Chikane, the elegant daughter of an obscenely wealthy family. There's an immediate emotional connection between them, but Chikane, bound by protocol and social convention, finds herself unable to act on her feelings while Himeko is kind of dating her bland childhood friend Souma. By the time the first credit sequence plays out it's revealed that they're the latest reincarnations of shrine maidens who must defend the world from a mythical beast who wants to destroy it for some reason. Ooookay.

The more I watched this show the more convinced I became that it's all an read more
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Jan 5, 2008
Ugh. Talk about an anime that started off so well and quickly deteriorated into a disappointment. The first episode of Kannazuki no Miko impressed me so much—the animation quality, the seemingly likeable characters, the potential for romance, even the mecha battles. I really thought this would be a yuri that I would actually enjoy. But as the series progressed, I soon realized that the romance was mushy and the story and characters were as generic as can be.

The story is, or at least started off, cliché. An ancient evil (called the Orochi) revives and the fate of the world rests in the hands of two read more
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Both share a similar plot, where two girls build up a very close relationship, and then one of them becomes a bit naughty.
Yuri fans should love both of these series. 
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This is similar in the way the characters are drawn. The main character, Hatsuki, looks and acts a lot like Kurusegawa Himeko. This is the same for Hatsumi and Himemiya Chikane. If you look at this anime you will find yourself thinking of Kannazuki no Miko because of the characters and just because of the way the story generally makes you feel. I suggest it because of the magic in it, the comedy and because if you liked Kannazuki no Miko and the relationship between Himeko and Chikane then you will like this anime. 
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They both have 'changing destiny for beloved's sake' as main theme. What's more, their soundtracks are amazing (though they are made by other composers). WARNING: Kannazuki no Miko is shoujo-ai while Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica isn't. 
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There is only one anime I've ever seen which comes close to Code Geass R2 for the "ridiculous trainwreck" factor, and that's Kannazuki no Miko. If you want something so silly you have to laugh your ass off and love it anyway, this is the anime for you. 
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