Ranked #1385

Hitsugi no Chaika

Alternative Titles

English: Chaika -The Coffin Princess-
Japanese: 棺姫のチャイカ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2014 to Jun 26, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:05 (JST)
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #13852
Popularity: #289
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Toru Acura is a 20-year-old retired soldier meandering through life post-war. He encounters Chaika Trabant, a 14-year-old sorceress carrying a coffin, and follows her in hopes of finding some semblance of meaning in his life again. The two are accompanied by Toru's adopted sister Akari, the sole employed member of the group and thereby their source of sustenance.

(Source: ANN, edited)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Trabant, Chaika
Trabant, Chaika
Anzai, Chika
Anzai, Chika
Acura, Akari
Acura, Akari
Hara, Yuuko
Hara, Yuuko
Acura, Tooru
Acura, Tooru
Terasaki, Yuka
Terasaki, Yuka
Majima, Junji
Majima, Junji
Saito, Chiwa
Saito, Chiwa


Masui, Souichi
Masui, Souichi
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Makino, Yui
Makino, Yui
Theme Song Performance
Nomizu, Iori
Nomizu, Iori
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Girl who Bears the Coffin
Hitsugi Katsugu Shoujo (棺かつぐ少女)
Apr 10, 2014
2 The Lazy Man's Choice
Namakemono no Sentaku (怠け者の選択)
Apr 17, 2014
3 The Forest Where the Hero Lives
Eiyuu no Sumu Mori (英雄の棲む森)
Apr 24, 2014
4 The Dragoon's Wish
Dragoon no Negai (ドラグーンの願い)
May 1, 2014
5 The Pursuer and the Pursued
Ou Mono Owareru Mono (追う者追われる者)
May 8, 2014

Opening Theme

"DARAKENA" by Iori Nomizu

Ending Theme

"Kairaku Genri (快楽原理)" by coffin princess (CV: Chika Anzai, Saeko Zougou, Yui Makino)

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Nov 21, 2015
This is definitely one of the most underrated Anime and one of the best (for me) ever.
Anime that involves a lot of magical stuffs (spell casting, staffs and such) always excites me and what Hitsugi no Chaika got me going was the incantation of spells Chaika did at the very first episode. With so much delight, I finished this series (up to the next season plus the OVA) for almost one whole day (started at around 10am? or afternoon) and finished the series around 7am the next day. Then the story went well as I was also looking forward on how they'd gather up read more
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Oct 30, 2015
Hitsugi no chaika, an anime I thoroughly enjoyed up until the end
The story and art is what I really appreciated in this anime, because unlike some anime that was released in 2014 this is one full of vibrant colors that complements many scenes in the anime itself.

On the other hand Chaika's companions ( Toru and Akari ) are kind of annoying, saboteurs are supposed to obey their masters at all cost, but at some point Toru was just an immature dude who couldn't understand what was going on in Chaika's mind. And Akari a glorious imouto like no other. She's hilarious and read more
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Jun 26, 2014
First and foremost, I went into Chaika without greatly high expectation as I hadn't heard too much about it, it was one of the least hyped shows airing at the moment.
And it turns out that it was also one of the most underrated!
So let's begin...

Story - 9/10.
The story of this anime may not look particularly original if you only read the synopsis, but getting into it it provides a really satisfying adventure-filled romp through various places. I didn't find the story either too simple or too complex, it was filled with just the right amount of twists and turns and didn't overcomplicate itself with overly read more
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Dec 31, 2014
It’s always difficult to review shows like Hitsugi no Chaika - ones that are clearly enjoyable to watch, but not necessarily of high quality. The characters are nice, though flat; the world is mysterious and intriguing, though it doesn't remain so; and the politics and ideologies are interesting, though simple. It’s the type of show you might marathon some lonely weekend, enjoying as you watch it, and then completely forget about.

The show takes you through the adventures of Chaika Trabant, Toru Acura, and Akari Acura to recapture the remains of a deceased, tyrannical king - Emperor Gaz. read more
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Does she really contiue that broken speech throught the whole series?
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