Ranked #3058

Shinigami no Ballad

Alternative Titles

English: Momo, Girl God of Death
Synonyms: Shinigami no Ballad: Momo the Girl God of Death, Shinigami's Ballad
Japanese: しにがみのバラッド。


Type: TV
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 3, 2006 to Apr 7, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Pony Canyon
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Group TAC, Ginga Ya
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 13,417 users)
Ranked: #30582
Popularity: #1370
Members: 29,650
Favorites: 77
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A girl wrapped in white, her name is Momo...in her hand lies a blunt yet shiny scythe. By her side is a wingged black cat by the name of Daniel. Carrying the souls of humans, the girl's existence parallels to that of a "Death God" or "Shinigami". At the instant when this white Death God touches the hearts of humans, the world is filled with kindness and grief...

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kobayashi, Akiko
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Shimizu, Ai
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Makihara, Mai
Makihara, Mai
Saito, Chiwa
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Asano, Subaru
Asano, Subaru
Kimura, Akiko
Kimura, Akiko


Mochizuki, Tomomi
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Reiko
Yoshida, Reiko
Script, Series Composition
Imaizumi, Kenichi
Imaizumi, Kenichi
Key Animation, Animation Director

More episodes Episodes(6/6)

Episode Title Aired
1 Your Voice
Kimi no Koe (きみのこえ.)
Mar 3, 2006
2 When I Was a Fish
Sakana no Koro (さかなのころ.)
Mar 10, 2006
3 Beyond the Light
Hikari no Kanata (ひかりのかなた.)
Mar 17, 2006
4 Autumn Magic
Aki no Mahou (あきのまほう.)
Mar 24, 2006
5 Lights of a Firefly
Hotaru no Hikari (ほたるのひかり)
Mar 31, 2006

Opening Theme

"no one" by KOY

Ending Theme

"White Messenger" by KOY

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Jul 24, 2007
I\'m the first to write a review about this lovely anime?

Surprising. Well, Shinigami No Ballad is pretty much this: There\'s a shinigami named Momo, and if you don\'t know what a shinigami is.. it\'s basically a death god. A god that takes people\'s lives. So she\'s all around watching people and judging who\'s life she\'s going to take next. But the thing about this is, there\'s more to just that.

Each episode is based on one or two people, sort of like mini stories about each person, and the reason why they\'ve been chosen to take their lives away is based on what they\'ve been doing, read more
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Nov 29, 2007
5 WORDS OR LESS REVIEW: Nothing special. Bland.

If I would describe Shinigami no Ballad in one word, I would describe it as bland. I usually like loli anime, but Shinigami no Ballad barely caught my attention.

Cute girl gets her hands dirty by working a job that involves death. Such premise is almost similar to the plot of Hell Girl, except Hell Girl had more “zing” to it. There were no high or low points in Shinigami no Ballad – it was monotonous during the whole 6 episodes. There wasn’t really a climax either. You’d think the last episode would be more exciting than the first read more
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Mar 19, 2008
Some might think, 'oh, six episodes, this series must have not gone so far' or something along the lines of that. And you just had to watch it to figure out why it only had six episodes.

Story: 10/10. Overall, this story was very nice and impacting. Let me tell you - six episodes sure can mean something. Each episode was about Momo (the main character, the shinigami) basically watching over a different person and trying to help them realize why they should live and what's good about their life. We as human beings often under appreciate what we have so the story was pretty unique read more
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Apr 17, 2009

Shinigami No Ballad is a 6 episode series consisting of 6 short stories (each story 1 episode long). The main premise of the story is centered around a Shinigami named Momo and the people she deals with. (By the way, A Shinigami is a ‘gatekeeper” to the afterlife’) While there were great moments in the individual stories, I found the series as a whole to be rather lacking. Although all of the story premises we’re great, the last 3 episodes suffered from a bad case of “cheesy storytelling”.

Story 3.8/5
The first 3 episodes we’re brilliant. The stories we’re all done very well with a great “mystery” aspect to them. Granted, its difficult read more
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both are sweet animes about death. Shinigami no Ballad is about a shinigami choosing whose life to take by watching the human live. Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora is a romantic story about a girl who didnt have much time to live. if you liked any of these 2 animes, then you will surely like the other one. 
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Tenshi of Angel Beats is identical to Momo of Shinigami no Ballad, both physically and mentally. Their role is the same, too: they have to bring children/teenagers souls to the heaven. 
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