English: Momo, Girl God of Death
Synonyms: Shinigami no Ballad: Momo the Girl God of Death, Shinigami's Ballad
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 3, 2006 to Apr 7, 2006
25 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.171 (scored by 10110 users)
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drama shinigami slice of life supernatural
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I feel that the main characters have alot incomment with their personallity. and the anime type is praktikly the same
Both animes have to do with a young girl delivering peoples' souls. Both are sad, though Jigoku Shoujo is a bit darker.
Jigoku Shoujo and Shinigami no Ballad are both about dying etc. and both of these have different story in every episode. Main character in both of these is very quiet person and both of them take people away from this world.
They have differences too. Shinigami no Ballad is kind of sweet when compared to Jigoku Shoujo, and Shinigami no Ballad is somewhat sad, Jigoku Shoujo is more like dark themed.
Even with these differeces I feel that these two are very similar and you may like other, if you liked the other one.
both deal with showing different sides of people
don't deal with only the main character
Both series focuses on a seemingly harmless girl yet have deeper personalities. Additional, both anime(s) deliver the justice to accomplish one's imminent death's wishes.
Of course, that involves the theme of death and what it means to die. Although both series features the "shinigami" fulfilling wishes for opposite reasons, both anime(s) focuses on the theme of afterlife.
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.
Did you like Shigofumi? Well, Shinigami no Ballad has a similar theme, however, it's a step before something the Shigofumi's would be sent. Both Momo and Fumika have similar attitudes, and there's also a cool sidekick! Daniel and Kanaka!
The main chracter of Shigofumi, Fumika looks and have similar characteristics to Momo of Shinigami no Ballad (i.e. white hair and an unemotional voice). They also have colourful assistants in Kanaka and Daniel, respectively. Furthermore, both anime deals with death and about the people that are (or will be) left behind. However, Shinigami no Ballad is a lighter series than Shigofumi.
Both involve supernatural girls and a non human partner observing and sometimes interfering with the lives of others, especially the surviving friends/family of the recently departed.
Both anime are about beings from the world of the dead interacting with the living: in Shigofumi we have a girl delivering a letter from a dead person, in Shinigami no Ballad we have a girl tasked with taking the dead people to the afterworld, but usually she also helps them straight things out before their departure or even watch over living in the dead's person stead.
It should be noted, that Shinigami no Ballad is only a collection of unconnected stories (with the exception of main heroine) unlike the Shigofumi.
Both are pretty chill series with some nice stories. If you liked one, there's a good chance you'll like the other.
While Shinigami no Ballad focuses on death and the effects of the lives of those after loved ones perish, and Aria focuses on life as a gondola boatsperson, both have very similiar aspects. The laid back slice of life, moral-of-the-story type anime makes both likeable. Personally, I prefered Aria, but both are decently enjoyable if you are looking to ease a day's stress away.
Both are slow, relaxed, sleep-inducing short anime of the slice of life genre and with basically no character development at all.
Even though Akari & Momo have opposite personalities, both of them come into contact with many people because of their work, and always try to help them.
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.
Both animes are sad and dramatic...
I think they're really similar, and whoever watched Shinigami No Ballad will like Hanbun No Tsuki Ga Noboru Sora.
Very calm animes, and stories are all sad to begin with. Moreover both are short animes and you enjoy them for sure.
Both anime feature a supernatural "force" that helps people overcome their struggles.
As opposed to Shinigami no Ballad, xxxHOLiC has more comedy and of course a longer story, but I think that with Shinigami no Ballad only having six episodes, it livens up the subject matter and adds to the mystery. xxxHOLiC does, though, have have similar serious moments as those in Shinigami no Ballad. Overall, if you are a fan of dramatic or supernatural stories with a touch of Japanese spiritualism, you would probably enjoy these series.
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.
Different lifes and different stories; the one who unites them is a white-haired shinigami girl. She shares sufferings of the people whom she meets. She wants to help them, but she can't do anything, she is "just doing her job". So, both anime shares a concept of "good shinigami" who have a heart of angel.
While SnB is heartwarming anime for all ages (PG-13), Suika's plot is much more tragic and cruel. Without hentai scenes (there isn't many hentai scenes, actually - remember that Suika is based on visual novel that is 99% non-hentai) it would be rated as R (17+).
There are also two funny detailes that are same for both anime:
> Shinigami has a black cat as a companion.
> The ring of the bell shows shinigami's presense.
P.S. There is also nice visual novel "Tokoyo no Hoshizora". I bet you'll like it, because it's pretty similar to these anime, especially to Suika.
The main characters are similar in the sense that they deliver messages from those who died and generally try to reach some closure, though one is a shinigami (reaper) and the other has the job of delivering shigofumi (letters from the dead). Iin Ballad it's not always about someone who died, but it could be someone who was close to dieing, but they are both about reaching closure. There's a sense of mystery to each episode presenting situations that are revealed and influenced with the interference of the main character as an "outside" entity.