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Shinigami no Ballad

Shinigami no Ballad

Alternative Titles

English: Momo, Girl God of Death
Synonyms: Shinigami no Ballad: Momo the Girl God of Death, Shinigami's Ballad
Japanese: しにがみのバラッド。

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 3, 2006 to Apr 7, 2006
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.101 (scored by 12602 users)
Ranked: #29152
Popularity: #1225
Members: 27,281
Favorites: 76
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2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

drama shinigami slice of life supernatural

Synopsis

A girl wrapped in white, her name is Momo...in her hand lies a blunt yet shiny scythe. By her side is a wingged black cat by the name of Daniel. Carrying the souls of humans, the girl's existence parallels to that of a "Death God" or "Shinigami". At the instant when this white Death God touches the hearts of humans, the world is filled with kindness and grief...

(Source: ANN)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 6
Aired  Mar 3, 2006 to Apr 7, 2006
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Shinigami no Ballad.

Characters & Voice Actors

Momo
Momo
Main
Boone, Jessica
English
Boone, Jessica
Kobayashi, Akiko
Japanese
Kobayashi, Akiko
Daniel
Daniel
Main
Shimizu, Ai
Japanese
Shimizu, Ai
Novotny, Nancy
English
Novotny, Nancy
Nakayama
Supporting
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
Yaguchi, Asami
Japanese
Yaguchi, Asami
Asano, Subaru
Asano, Subaru
Supporting
Kimura, Akiko
Japanese
Kimura, Akiko
Simmons, Genevieve
English
Simmons, Genevieve

Staff

Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Reiko
Script, Series Composition
Hideshima, Wakako
Background Art
Sakurai, Tsukasa
Key Animation



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Jul 24, 2007
Aishiteruze
I'm the first to write a review about this lovely anime?

Surprising. Well, Shinigami No Ballad is pretty much this: There's a shinigami named Momo, and if you don't know what a shinigami is.. it's basically a death god. A god that takes people's lives. So she's all around watching people and judging who's life she's going to take next. But the thing about this is, there's more to just that.

Each episode is based on one or two people, sort of like mini stories about each person, and the reason why they've been chosen to take their lives away is based on what they've been doing, read more
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Mar 19, 2008
lovescream
Some might think, 'oh, six episodes, this series must have not gone so far' or something along the lines of that. And you just had to watch it to figure out why it only had six episodes.

Story: 10/10. Overall, this story was very nice and impacting. Let me tell you - six episodes sure can mean something. Each episode was about Momo (the main character, the shinigami) basically watching over a different person and trying to help them realize why they should live and what's good about their life. We as human beings often under appreciate what we have so the story was pretty unique read more
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Apr 17, 2009
DemonixX

Shinigami No Ballad is a 6 episode series consisting of 6 short stories (each story 1 episode long). The main premise of the story is centered around a Shinigami named Momo and the people she deals with. (By the way, A Shinigami is a ‘gatekeeper” to the afterlife’) While there were great moments in the individual stories, I found the series as a whole to be rather lacking. Although all of the story premises we’re great, the last 3 episodes suffered from a bad case of “cheesy storytelling”.

Story 3.8/5
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The first 3 episodes we’re brilliant. The stories we’re all done very well with a great “mystery” aspect to them. Granted, its difficult read more
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Jul 19, 2013
Kuandohan
To begin, I was not expecting this series to be that great.
I initially viewed it on the basis that it was 6 episodes in length.
I took "Shinigami no Ballad" more seriously after watching "House of Five Leaves", and learned the director - Tomomi Mochizuki - had directed both series. "House of Five Leaves" left that much of an impression on me.
The script writer Reiko Yoshida also had some influence on my decision, as she has written a lot of great scripts for many series such as Aria: The Natural, Major, Kaleido Star, and so on.

Like Aria, this series is episodic, you can literally read more
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Recommendations

I feel that the main characters have alot incomment with their personallity. and the anime type is praktikly the same
Altought Shinigami no ballad has less episodes it still looks like shigofumi. Both have girls who work for the afterlife and in shigofumi they have an staff and SNB has a cat. Every episode is a diffrent story in both anime.
Both are pretty chill series with some nice stories. If you liked one, there's a good chance you'll like the other.
both are sweet animes about death. Shinigami no Ballad is about a shinigami choosing whose life to take by watching the human live. Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora is a romantic story about a girl who didnt have much time to live. if you liked any of these 2 animes, then you will surely like the other one.
Tenshi of Angel Beats is identical to Momo of Shinigami no Ballad, both physically and mentally. Their role is the same, too: they have to bring children/teenagers souls to the heaven.
On the surface Ano Hana and Shinigami no Ballad don't have much in common, as Ano Hana has a set cast of young people and Shinigami has a varied cast that changes every episode, as well as a big different in quality of art and music in Ano Hana's favour.

However, both stories deal primarily with accepting death and overcoming loss.
Momo and Menma are both young girls who linger in-between the earth and afterlife in order to guide the living. Ultimately both series handle the idea of loss and moving on with sensitivity and a high amount of emotional drama, focusing especially on adolescents.

Opening Theme

"no one" by KOY

Ending Theme

"White Messenger" by KOY

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