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Alternative Titles

English: Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed
Synonyms: Shigofumi: Stories of Last Letter
Japanese: シゴフミ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2008 to Mar 23, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Ranked: #9442
Popularity: #769
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When someone dies, what should their final words be? Words that couldn't be said while still alive—of love, hate, hope, regret, or perhaps words without any importance. These words are sent through letters called "shigofumi" from the recently deceased to the living. Mikawa Fumika is a mail carrier of these shigofumi, delivering them alongside staff and her partner Kanaka. However, there must be something more behind Fumika's silent exterior; shigofumi mail carriers are deceased humans with the same appearance they had just before death. Despite this, Fumika is still aging...

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Shigofumi: Stories of Last Letter
Side story: Shigofumi Picture Drama
Sequel: Shigofumi Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Ueda, Kana
Ueda, Kana
Matsuoka, Yuki
Matsuoka, Yuki
Asano, Masumi
Asano, Masumi
Katou, Masayuki
Katou, Masayuki


Satou, Tatsuo
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Episode Director
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya

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Mar 9, 2008
Shigofumi is a Psychological, Supernatural, Drama about a mysterious courier (Fumika) and her talking staff (Kanaka) that deliver letters from the dead. Even though they are the main characters, the series tend to follow the person/people related to the person in account (person who wrote the shigofumi). The short series is full of episodic stories, with each being different from the last but they all deal with the same issue… ‘death’. Each story varies in the levels of disturbing content so if you thought it would be a walk in the park then you are sorely mistaken but there are also plenty of heartfelt stories read more
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Mar 28, 2008
Upon reading the summary for this show, most would think it's just another episodic and unoriginal anime with silly stories and characters that have no depth. I, too, was one of those that wasn't expecting much of Shigofumi, but after taking my chances, I was thoroughly impressed.

At first we're presented to separate stories that revolve around the delivery of Shigofumi, the letter from the dead. But the themes and characters involved are a lot more serious than you'd normally see in shows like Jigoku Shoujo and Shinigami no Ballad, shows that follow the same basic concept of Shigofumi. Bullying, child abuse, teenage suicide, the list read more
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Jigoku Shoujo and Shugofumi involves interaction of normal human life and the supernatural. The two of them features different sets of characters and different cases in each episode, but the story ultimately led to the main characters who happens to be the key in all of what's happening.
This anime has the same level of thrill. It's not as good as the death note masterpiece but it is really good. I recomend it to all thrill seekers

Opening Theme

"Kotodama (コトダマ)" by ALI PROJECT

Ending Theme

"Chain" by Snow*

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