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Kannazuki no Miko

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.121 (scored by 16850 users)
Ranked: #28382
Popularity: #997
Members: 34,881
Favorites: 579
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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.


Episodes  12
Aired  Oct 2, 2004 to Dec 18, 2004
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Kannazuki no Miko
Other: Kyoushirou to Towa no Sora

Characters & Voice Actors

Himemiya, Chikane
Himemiya, Chikane
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako
Ruff, Michelle
Ruff, Michelle
Kurusugawa, Himeko
Kurusugawa, Himeko
Shitaya, Noriko
Shitaya, Noriko
Sheh, Stephanie
Sheh, Stephanie
Oogami, Souma
Oogami, Souma
Staley, Steve
Staley, Steve
Majima, Junji
Majima, Junji
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Matsumoto, Yasunori
O'Brien, Liam
O'Brien, Liam


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

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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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Apr 29, 2008
My goodness, what an interesting show this was to watch. Had many good qualities and bad qualities and plenty of fan service. I can't say that I am disappointed in the slightest, especially with the great ending it had.

Acting for the most part is quite mixed, decent and mediocre at the same time. Now Himeko's voice sounds a little spacey and a little scratchy at times as well. Almost like the VA's is trying to do a high voice. While Jennifer Sekiguchi certainly makes for a lovable Himeko acting skills is something to be desired for her. However her co-star Michelle Ruff does wonders with 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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Oct 25, 2008
Wow, what a unfabulously fabulous anime we have here.

The story centres around two high school girls who are crushing on each other, but they can't ever realise their feelings, since society, jealous friends, fear and giant mechs keep tearing them apart. However, the whole thing was ruined by melodrama and ridiculous amounts of fanservice.

Art was colourful and pretty but totally sloppy and lazy at places. The sound was beautiful--I honestly can't believe it. They must have blown the budget on the sound and hired some 13 year olds to write the script.

The characters were good. We have the basic set-up, dumb and irritating read more
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Kaishaku created anime; displays cameos of their animes: Kannazuki no Miko, UFO Princess Valkyrie, Magical Nyan Nyan Taruto, Steel Angel Kurumi. In the Kannazuki no Miko prospect, it displays the relationship of the alternate characters of Chikane and Himeko, Kaon and Himiko.
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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.
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.
If you enjoyed yuri anime's and you found strawberry panic to be one of your favorites so far, then you definately also need to see Kannazuki no Miko. *wink wink* hehe! And vice versa of course! Any Kannazuki no Miko fan would love Strawberry Panic. Trust me!
Both are, essentially, yuri. Both have heroines who are best of friends, and openly explains how such events take place.
The personalities of the heroines two are identical; one is sophisticated, talented, different, and the other is closeted, pretty, but otherwise normal.
The majority of the show is donated to flesh out their predicaments only for them to come back to their bond.
Both look good, and sound fine. Both could be enjoyed fairly well by non-yuri fans.

Revolutionary Girl Utena, is more "revolutionary" than Miko. It discusses a handful of social topics, some normal, some not.
Many of them are channeled outward into "battle of wills", which are portrayed as simple sword attacks.
The show's complexity reaches a point where it'll remind people of NGE, or another equally "batshit" crazy show

In comparison, Miko's synopsis comes off a bit weak. The symbolism is there, but it's symbol is a turn off. If one is able to make peace with such elements, then primary story can still take it's course, and leave you quite satisfied.
Yuri theme. Candy Boy it's a great ONA and Kannazuki no Miko does not remain behind.

Opening Theme

"Re-sublimity" by KOTOKO

Ending Theme

"Agony" by KOTOKO

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