English: Destiny of the Shrine Maiden
Synonyms: Kannaduki no Miko, Priestesses of the Godless Month
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2004 to Dec 18, 2004
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.141 (scored by 15651 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
drama mecha romance yuri
SynopsisThe 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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Kannazuki no Miko
Other: Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora
Characters & Voice Actors
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 depics in a delicate yet very strong way her personality, her feelings. She's probably the best character in the whole work but the others are not bad at all, even if the antagonists seems to lack in something, they're not as interesting as they probably should be.
The voice acting was pretty god in my opinion, it has really high moments, but, even if it sure has its ups and downs, it doesn't even come close to "bad",never.
Aother very good point in the show is the soundtrack. First of all, the opening and the ending theme are extraordinary and really suits the anime. Overall the music and sounds that go along with this show are good too.
Also, graphic in general, and character design are really, really good. The style is enjoyable, pretty but not too much, the colors are perfect. The animation on the other hand, are qualitatively instable. Some can really impress you, and some can even perplex you.
There's just something that can bother someone while watching the show.
I'm referring to the action scenes. Not that there's something wrong with them of course, 'cause they should be there but...well, some kind of viewers could really find the Mecha scenes bothersome. Somehow It feels like they doesn't fit, that they aren't necessary for the show. They don't have the power to possess the same or at least a similar relevance and intensity that the character relationships have. It's like that for almost every mecha scene, excuding maybe just a few. It seems like they don't have a strong, real reason to be there, so they could be really annoying. Also, they're not really good, qualitatively speaking..
So, in the end, if you're ok with mecha action, and of course, homosexuality doesn't bother you, just try this, 'cause Kannazuki no Miko really deserves it.
Ps: Since English's not my motherlanguage, I truly hope i just wrote something understandable X°°D read more
First of all notice that the note is the result of what I enjoyed or not (mostly not) of this series. My analysis conforms my particular point of view, as is usual in such cases. It should be noted that we are only users of this and we entertain ourselves, (except some cases) we don't live in this industry. So like most this isn't a professional review but rather is a particular vision and you can feel free of that maybe you might get to like this series.
It wasn't my case, I found it very ugly and I gift it a bit of qualification. Just for little details that I liked, but I should put a 2.
Well, actually I saw the series to saw the design of mecha. I reminded to the Dancougar Nova, and although this is not a great match, at least it's a sequel to a series impressive like Dancouga .
I'm not, however, someone that remove points from the design of both the characters and the mechas, but if disturb me when a mecha is too stylized. This isn't the case and the designs are acceptable, nothing very special but acceptable.
The protagonist is a weak girl, scary, clumsy, distracted, not popular and that not trust in herself and she love a guy who's popular, good at sports.... They have been known from children and they give many circumlocutions and with much romantic story. Nothing original, right?
Perhaps it that gives a bit of originality is the seconds main character, the perfect girl, intelligent, excellent pianist, archer magnificent, beautiful, with big breasted, president of all student councils, who will have to deal between her love for another woman and her work as piece of the ritual, among other issues.
Often, it can get boring, so romantic content with that strange triangle between lesbianism disguised (Chiaka), ignorance of almost everything that happens (Himeko) and also Souma breaking his fate for his love. Yes, it's cheesy as it sounds.
There aren't characters pleasant (except Chikane), much less original. I have already described the mains and just say that the rest don't offers great variations neither, Miyako and Otoha are typical girls that love to their heads and become jealous because they are in love of someone else, the rest are mostly characters filler without much significance.
Development begins showing a bit of school life to jump to the relationship between the two priestesses and how they come to be. Throughout this first part Oogami is not so relevant, even if he breaks your Oroshi's destination in battle, those battles are so short that is secundary and the friendship (lesbian or not, you judge) stands first episodes . So much is showing some originality because Souma takes no romantic interest in history, but then itself becomes part of that and shows great eagerness to conquer Himeko and then development is becoming obvious, predictable and above all extremely cheesy.
The chapters are clearly romantic and just the last 2 minutes of mecha action, a number that makes slow and predictable and, therefore, boring.
I must say that when Chikane changes course produces a slight shock and probably is the best part of the plot, because doubt arises the why she changed from being a member of a Oroshi's priestess .
You can not expect much of anything, is to be becoming more cheesy. Probably the best script is in chapter 11, but overall is awful.
I'm not one to get very hard at this point (except when it is actually very good as Miyu, Sakon or Bubblegum Crisis), since music is the result of an extensive study that targets a specific audience for which it was created this series. I don't settle for that group and I think really bad, and I mean not only the Op and Ed's music but also episodes. Awful too.
At this point lost by a landslide. There isn't a series you enjoyed or would recommend. There are few good passages but I think I should be mention. The first is the beating that Chikane gives to Souma, after she abused to Himeko; another is when Chikane eliminates the other pillars of Oroshi and I liked the fact that all that bad paper was adopted by her and actually she wasn't manipulated by Miyako.
I see no Shoujo ai (this is the only one I've seen and just because he had wick) and I can not say if it suits the requirements of consuming this genre. Not much contact with women, that is true. Mine is the mecha and I can say that it is very ugly in this regard, maybe not by pathetic fights (some of them were Oogami-vs-Tsubasa) but more by scarcity. A very unoriginal story and a very romantic story merited a little more action. To salvage something LOL. read more
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.
Same creators. Also has a very trainwreck-type plotline and quite a few characters may look "familiar." :)
This anime is not only created by the same person, but the characters kind of resemble other characters from his past animes, especially Kannazuki no Miko. After watching Kannazuki no Miko, you will have somewhat of an understanding for why some characters are the way they are, etc. And besides that, both anime are beautufully done and each have their own uniqueness to them!
Same design, similar characters
-Pretty much same storyline
-About the same character design
-Some characters look pretty alike
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Two of the characters look similar to Chikane and Himeko off of Kannazuki no miko,
And it has the Robot Fights too,
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.
The charackters are allot simulair. The plot a little to. A girl falls in love whit here sister and searchs for a way to save here in the other anime they're 2 friends who fall in love and one need so find a way to save the other. Of course there's magic in to in bote.
Both series rely heavily on shoujo-ai as a plot device an emotional outlet. The main characters are almost counterparts in each series, Himeko (KNM) and Hatsumi (Yamibou) form a type that is played against Chikane (KNM) and Hatsuki (Yamibou), to the point that they even look alike. KNM has been hailed as Yamibou's successor and rightly so.
This definitely will give you the same great yuri pleasures that Kannazuki No Miko has.
Both a romance series and have action in it, whether it's mecha action or just adventure action.Both also shows the development of each other's feelings toward each other (Girls). If you enjoy Kannazuki No Miko, you will definitely enjoy Yami to Boshi to Hon no Tabibito.
they're both yuri, there's nothing more to it...
if you love yuri you'll watch this one too,
plus the characters are like crossovers, they look the same...esp. chikane and hazuki..
Opening Theme"Re-sublimity" by KOTOKO
Ending Theme"Agony" by KOTOKO
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