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Shikabane Hime: Aka

Shikabane Hime: Aka

Alternative Titles

English: Corpse Princess
Japanese: 屍姫 赫


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)
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Score: 7.441 (scored by 25269 users)
Ranked: #17222
Popularity: #636
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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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Related Anime

Adaptation: Shikabane Hime
Sequel: Shikabane Hime: Kuro

Characters & Voice Actors

Hoshimura, Makina
Hoshimura, Makina
Akiyama, Nana
Akiyama, Nana
Kagami, Ouri
Kagami, Ouri
Hasome, Tatsuya
Hasome, Tatsuya
Tagami, Keisei
Tagami, Keisei
Fujiwara, Keiji
Fujiwara, Keiji
Fujimura, Chika
Fujimura, Chika


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

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Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Oct 2, 2008 to Dec 25, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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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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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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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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Apr 11, 2014
Just gonna say this straight off the bat - a VERY average show, despite the interesting concept. If you've just gone sifted through 4 or 5 average shows because you thought you'd find them interesting, hold off watching this or you will just bore yourself. Anyways, onto the review!

I got into this show because I had zombies on my mind (probably because I've been looking at zombie video games/mmos) and decided to scout out some zombie anime. I stumbled across this. I will warn people now, some may consider this spoiler material, and I suppose it is, because I'm going to sum up the plot:-
When read more
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Both are centered around an undead girl who fights other undead creatures. Both have a boy with a connection to the girl as their lead. Both have disappointing action scenes and kind of a cheesy aura of sadness hanging over the girl, with the boy sort of having this attitude of wanting to save her. 
reportRecommended by Dorothea
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. 
reportRecommended by jaxu3878
Both involve protagonists that are undead and slay other undead in order to liberate themselves from their undeath.  
reportRecommended by wakka9ca
Both stories have a butt-kicking superpowered female lead. In addition, death is also a common theme in both these stories. 
reportRecommended by kenshin12345
Both anime have strong willed supernatural characters that has to rid the world of their own kind (in Claymore, its demons rather then undeads). Both feature the main characters "employed" by a larger organization and both has respective handlers for each fighter.  
reportRecommended by ricedout
Both are about girls that have guns and they both have a man with them that tells them what to do like a handler/monk. And their handler/monk can treat them however they like, a good friend, or just a piece of garbage. Although GS is more realistic.  
reportRecommended by neji64plms

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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