Ranked #1512
Shikabane Hime: Kuro

Shikabane Hime: Kuro

Alternative Titles

English: Corpse Princess
Synonyms: Shikabane Hime Second Season
Japanese: 屍姫 玄

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 2009 to Mar 26, 2009
Genres: Action, Horror
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.501 (scored by 19697 users)
Ranked: #15122
Popularity: #1025
Members: 38,086
Favorites: 72
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Synopsis

A direct continuation of Shikabane Hime: Aka, taking place six months after Tagami Keisei's death at the hands of the Shichisei (Seven Stars), a group of elite Shikabane who act on more than just regrets. As per Keisei's dying wish, Kagami Ouri formed a temporary contract with Makina to save her from degenerating into a Shikabane. Since then, Ouri's been training to become a proper monk so that he can remain contracted to Makina and help her fight against the Shichisei -- the ones who originally killed Makina, the entire Hoshimura family, and now Keisei. However, the traitorous monk Shishidou Akasha has sided with the Shichisei in an attempt to destroy all Shikabane Hime and the entire monk organization that uses them -- Kougon Sect.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hoshimura, Makina
Hoshimura, Makina
Main
Akiyama, Nana
Japanese
Akiyama, Nana
Kagami, Ouri
Kagami, Ouri
Main
Hasome, Tatsuya
Japanese
Hasome, Tatsuya
Hokuto
Hokuto
Supporting
Fujimura, Chika
Japanese
Fujimura, Chika
Tagami, Keisei
Tagami, Keisei
Supporting
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

"Beautiful Fighter" by angela

Ending Theme

#1: "Beginning" by angela (ep 1)
#2: "My story" by angela (ep 2)
#3: "Hikari, Sagase Naku tomo (光、探せなくとも)" by angela (eps 3-12)



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kenshin12345
Apr 11, 2009 11:00 PM
I'm not sure why they decided to make Kuro into a second season, rather than just episodes 14-25 of Aka. Then again, who am I to doubt the genius of those who decided to make a story about sexy, gun-wielding, zombie chicks. For those who haven't watched Aka, go watch it. Those who have will find that not much has changed. There is a lot more ecchi/fanservice, because we obviously didn't get enough of our necrophilia fixation in season one. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate ecchi humour just as much as the next guy, but I can't help but feel they're sending the wrong read more
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Aurynia
Sep 28, 2010 12:44 PM
Shikabane Hime is kickass. The art is great, the animation is pretty awesome, and the story is well thought-out and structured.

The thing I love best, BEST, BEEEEEEEEST about this is:

Being a female, the fanservice can get extremely tiring in anime sometimes. Shikabane Hime is one of the few anime I've ever seen where the female characters kick so much ass and do it without all of the annoying fanservice. I haven't seen a single panty shot and the angled views that usually show the "goods" aren't excessive. Most of the angled shots are for the action scenes, and purely that. The only full-on fanservice read more
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Dorothea
Apr 23, 2009 3:09 PM
Story
The concept behind the show is decent. The difference between an attachment to the world, which is what drives the Corpses, and the more fundamental concept of one's underlying Nature, was good. The constant reminder that the Shikabane Himes are not human beings was a good source of conflict in all the priests' relationships with the himes. Tthe plot never did much with these themes though. Other than one twist at the end, the story was predictable and pretty much a standard monster-fighting show.

Art
The main characters were well designed, the action was pretty good, and it managed to be creepy fairly often. Nothing read more
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SakuraForever
Jun 28, 2011 3:58 PM
For starters, despite how SLOW the Aka version had moved, the buildup still led me to believe that the Kuro adaption could deliver promise. I possibly came away with more questions than I did coming in, something not good for any anime by any means. The show itself combines the elements of ecchi, shounen, and of course horror things you particularly saw in the Aka version. While it's not entirely different, there are some topics I want to touch upon.
As you would of probably guessed, the story continues fresh off the Aka version. What the Kuro version tries to do is jump straight into action read more
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Poll: Shikabane Hime: Kuro Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 )
wakka9ca - Mar 28, 2009
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Aug 6, 8:49 AM
season 3?
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