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Shikabane Hime: Aka


Alternative Titles

English: Corpse Princess
Synonyms: Shikabane Hime Aka
Japanese: 屍姫 赫

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2008 to Dec 25, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Gainax, feel.
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.401 (scored by 28,315 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #19102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #765
Members: 65,814
Favorites: 174
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

After being brutally murdered along with her family, Makina Hoshimura turns into a Shikabane Hime, a living corpse contracted to the Kougon Cult, in order to exert revenge on the mysterious undead organization responsible for her death. She is assisted in this task by Keisei Tagami, her contracted priest and former friend. This series follows the story of Keisei's younger brother Ouri, a boy with an unusual attraction to death, who slowly discovers his brother's secret and gets dragged into the world of the Shikabanes.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hoshimura, Makina
Hoshimura, Makina
Main
Akiyama, Nana
Japanese
Akiyama, Nana
Tagami, Keisei
Tagami, Keisei
Main
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji
Kagami, Ouri
Kagami, Ouri
Main
Hasome, Tatsuya
Japanese
Hasome, Tatsuya
Ruo, Minai
Ruo, Minai
Supporting
Hirata, Yuka
Japanese
Hirata, Yuka

Staff

Yamaga, Hiroyuki
Yamaga, Hiroyuki
Producer
Murata, Masahiko
Murata, Masahiko
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

"Beautiful fighter" by angela

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "My story" by angela (eps 1-3, 5-12)
#2: "The Pale Sands of the Sleeping Star (眠れる星の蒼い砂)" by Mayumi Iizuka (ep 4)
#3: "Beginning" by angela (ep 13)



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wakka9ca
Dec 25, 2008
Story - 8/10
Ok. This series started on the "monster-of-the-week" formula, so it may be very misleading. Even the sypnosis that a Shikabane Hime must kill 108 corpses to go to Heaven is misleading. The real plot and story has really nothing to do with it. The truth is, this series does provide a reasonable and interesting plot development in the SECOND half of the season only. And the last four episodes or so does have enough plot to build up decent cliffhangers that forced me to watch the raws and chinese subs (instead of waiting for the english subs because of my impatience). But keep read more
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ManU-Alchemist
Jan 31, 2009
Shikabane Hime: Aka is an anime that deals with the issues of death and life in an interesting manner. However, despite some of this anime's strengths, there were weaknesses littered throughout this series.

The main thing that the story gives is uniqueness. After being murdered, Makina Hoshimura turns into a "living corpse". Armed with dual sub-machine guns, she must kill 108 other corpses in order to gain entry into heaven. She is assisted in this task by Keisei Tagami, a Buddhist priest with links to an anti-corpse group known as the Kougun Cult. The setup of the storyline is rather unusual, and there have not been read more
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xsis
Jan 4, 2015
Shikabane HIme or Corpse Princess was a horror,action and martial art anime,with his and her whole family been killed by a group of shikabanes which is Shichisei,Makina seek a revenge against Shichisei with the help of Keisei Tagami as her contracted Monk and a long with Ouri kagami as the younger brother of Keisei Tagami.At the beginning of the whole episode it only tells what is Shikabane are and how shikabane exist and what the contractor monk use for.At the beginning the story was a bit slow,only a few importance information about the Shikabane been told,even the plot development was a bit slow at the read more
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legacy3233
Oct 8, 2008
Shikabane Hime… I wasn’t going to do this one either… seemed a bit too generic. But I bit the bullet and watched it anyway. It wasn’t good. It wasn’t bad. It was just… decent. I’ll probably watch the next episode to decide if I keep it on my roster for the season. Production values were all right. The OP isn’t really memorable, and neither is the ED. The general BGM throughout the show is okay, but isn’t really memorable either. It’s kind of a shame that music isn’t memorable at all in this show. I thought it could really have potential, considering the premise of read more
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