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Shikabane Hime: Aka

Shikabane Hime: Aka

Alternative Titles

English: Corpse Princess
Japanese: 屍姫 赫

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2008 to Dec 25, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.461 (scored by 23123 users)
Ranked: #15642
Popularity: #565
Members: 49,944
Favorites: 142
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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.

(Source: Wikipedia, edited)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Shikabane Hime
Sequel: Shikabane Hime: Kuro

Characters & Voice Actors

Hoshimura, Makina
Hoshimura, Makina
Main
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
Akiyama, Nana
Japanese
Akiyama, Nana
Kagami, Ouri
Kagami, Ouri
Main
Dismuke, Aaron
English
Dismuke, Aaron
Hasome, Tatsuya
Japanese
Hasome, Tatsuya
Tagami, Keisei
Tagami, Keisei
Main
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji
Tatum, J. Michael
English
Tatum, J. Michael
Hokuto
Hokuto
Supporting
Palencia, Brina
English
Palencia, Brina
Fujimura, Chika
Japanese
Fujimura, Chika

Staff

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



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Dec 25, 2008
wakka9ca
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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Jan 31, 2009
ManU-Alchemist
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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Recommendations

Both involve protagonists that are undead and slay other undead in order to liberate themselves from their undeath.
Similar storyline about the hunting of evil spirits and corpses that brings about death and decay to the land.

The female lead in Shikabane is very similar to Yomi in Ga-Rei Zero, both in personality and skill.

Opening Theme

"Beautiful fighter" by angela

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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