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Hitsugi no Chaika


Alternative Titles

English: Chaika -The Coffin Princess-
Synonyms: Hitsugi no Chaika
Japanese: 棺姫のチャイカ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2014 to Jun 26, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Bones
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.431 (scored by 99,682 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #18752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #308
Members: 205,869
Favorites: 627
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Synopsis

For 500 years, the Taboo Emperor, Arthur Gaz, ruled the Gaz Empire with an iron fist and conducted inhumane experiments on his own people. But his reign came to an end five years ago, when mighty warriors—later known as the Eight Heroes—defeated him in a battle for the capital. His death ended the 300-yearlong war between the Gaz Empire and the alliance of six nations.

In the present day, Tooru Acura is a former saboteur from the war who has difficulty settling into the peaceful world, as he cannot find a job where he can put his fighting skills to use. An opportunity appears before him, however, when he meets a white-haired Wizard named Chaika Trabant. With a coffin on her back, she is searching for the scattered remains of her father in order to give him a proper burial, and she hires Tooru and his adoptive sister Akari to help her. However, the six nations alliance, which have now formed the Council of Six Nations, dispatches Albéric Gillette and his men from the Kleeman Agency to pursue and apprehend the late Emperor Gaz's daughter—Chaika.

With the shocking revelation of Chaika's identity, the Acura siblings must choose between helping her gather the remains of the tyrannical emperor and upholding the peace the continent strives to maintain.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Hitsugi no Chaika adapts the first 6 novels of Ichirou Sakaki's light novel series of the same name, while utilizing original content for the 8th and 9th episode.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Holopainen, Viivi
Supporting
Nomizu, Iori
Japanese
Guy
Supporting
Murase, Ayumu
Japanese
Skoda, Dominica
Supporting
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Gillette, Albéric
Supporting
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Layla
Supporting
Makino, Yui
Japanese

Staff

Masui, Souichi
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Machida, Touko
Script, Series Composition
Barr, Katelyn
Script


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"DARAKENA" by Iori Nomizu

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"Kairaku Genri (快楽原理)" by coffin princess (CV: Chika Anzai, Saeko Zougou, Yui Makino)



More reviewsReviews

Jun 26, 2014
Omfgakitten (All reviews)
First and foremost, I went into Chaika without greatly high expectation as I hadn't heard too much about it, it was one of the least hyped shows airing at the moment.
And it turns out that it was also one of the most underrated!
So let's begin...

Story - 9/10.
The story of this anime may not look particularly original if you only read the synopsis, but getting into it it provides a really satisfying adventure-filled romp through various places. I didn't find the story either too simple or too complex, it was filled with just the right amount of twists and turns and didn't overcomplicate itself with overly read more
Jun 25, 2014
shiro-shiro (All reviews)
Every season there are a handful of shows that are overlooked and underrated. Hitsugi no Chaika takes this fact, and shoves it down peoples' throats by making itself even more underrated. Before the Spring 2014 season began, I had mediocre expectations of Chaika. But sooner than later, I found myself as one of the lucky ones to stay with it all the way through.

Story: 8
At first glance the plot of Hitsugi no Chaika may seem "dull" or "cliche", but Chaika ultimately stands to deliver a fresh, new kind of plotline that is rather unprecedented in my opinion. It's not often you find adventure shows with read more
Dec 31, 2014
anvimea (All reviews)
It’s always difficult to review shows like Hitsugi no Chaika - ones that are clearly enjoyable to watch, but not necessarily of high quality. The characters are nice, though flat; the world is mysterious and intriguing, though it doesn't remain so; and the politics and ideologies are interesting, though simple. It’s the type of show you might marathon some lonely weekend, enjoying as you watch it, and then completely forget about.

The show takes you through the adventures of Chaika Trabant, Toru Acura, and Akari Acura to recapture the remains of a deceased, tyrannical king - Emperor Gaz. read more
Jun 25, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
At first glance, Hitsugi no Chaika (Coffin Princess Chaika) may be interpreted as a cheesy adventure. We get a trio of characters traveling on a sort of journey across the continent in a fantasy realm. And one of those characters is a young girl named Chaika with mysterious origins while carrying a coffin almost twice her size. As peculiar as all this sounds, the show has an alluring premise filled with mysteries and charming moments. From these moments also draws forward an ability to make the audience follow its story. And trust me, it’s worth every single minute.

First thoughts coming into this show is adaptation. read more

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