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Shinigami no Ballad

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
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #28292
Popularity: #1181
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A girl wrapped in white, her name is 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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Adaptation: Shinigami no Ballad.

Characters & Voice Actors

Boone, Jessica
Boone, Jessica
Kobayashi, Akiko
Kobayashi, Akiko
Shimizu, Ai
Shimizu, Ai
Novotny, Nancy
Novotny, Nancy
Ayres, Greg
Ayres, Greg
Yaguchi, Asami
Yaguchi, Asami
Asano, Subaru
Asano, Subaru
Kimura, Akiko
Kimura, Akiko
Simmons, Genevieve
Simmons, Genevieve


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

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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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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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Jul 19, 2013
To begin, I was not expecting this series to be that great.
I initially viewed it on the basis that it was 6 episodes in length.
I took "Shinigami no Ballad" more seriously after watching "House of Five Leaves", and learned the director - Tomomi Mochizuki - had directed both series. "House of Five Leaves" left that much of an impression on me.
The script writer Reiko Yoshida also had some influence on my decision, as she has written a lot of great scripts for many series such as Aria: The Natural, Major, Kaleido Star, and so on.

Like Aria, this series is episodic, you can literally read more
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I feel that the main characters have alot incomment with their personallity. and the anime type is praktikly the same
Altought Shinigami no ballad has less episodes it still looks like shigofumi. Both have girls who work for the afterlife and in shigofumi they have an staff and SNB has a cat. Every episode is a diffrent story in both anime.
Both are pretty chill series with some nice stories. If you liked one, there's a good chance you'll like the other.
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.
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.
Different lifes and different stories; the one who unites them is a white-haired shinigami girl. She shares sufferings of the people whom she meets. She wants to help them, but she can't do anything, she is "just doing her job". So, both anime shares a concept of "good shinigami" who have a heart of angel.

While SnB is heartwarming anime for all ages (PG-13), Suika's plot is much more tragic and cruel. Without hentai scenes (there isn't many hentai scenes, actually - remember that Suika is based on visual novel that is 99% non-hentai) it would be rated as R (17+).

There are also two funny detailes that are same for both anime:
> Shinigami has a black cat as a companion.
> The ring of the bell shows shinigami's presense.

P.S. There is also nice visual novel "Tokoyo no Hoshizora". I bet you'll like it, because it's pretty similar to these anime, especially to Suika.

Opening Theme

"no one" by KOY

Ending Theme

"White Messenger" by KOY

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