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Shikabane Hime: Aka

Alternative Titles

English: Corpse Princess: Aka
Synonyms: Shikabane Hime Aka
Japanese: 屍姫 赫


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2008 to Dec 25, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Gainax, feel.
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.371 (scored by 30,914 users)
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Ranked: #20922
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Popularity: #866
Members: 75,153
Favorites: 186
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Hoshimura, Makina
Hoshimura, Makina
Akiyama, Nana
Akiyama, Nana
Tagami, Keisei
Tagami, Keisei
Fujiwara, Keiji
Fujiwara, Keiji
Kagami, Ouri
Kagami, Ouri
Hasome, Tatsuya
Hasome, Tatsuya
Ruo, Minai
Ruo, Minai
Hirata, Yuka
Hirata, Yuka


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

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"Beautiful fighter" by angela

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#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)

More reviewsReviews

Dec 25, 2008
wakka9ca (All reviews)
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
Jan 31, 2009
ManU-Alchemist (All reviews)
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
Jan 4, 2015
xsis (All reviews)
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
Oct 28, 2015
angelsreview (All reviews)
Halloween is coming up (Or already passed depending on when I finally get this review done) and so what better way to get the chills is to watch a show about corpses coming to life and killing people, right? What I didn’t know about this was that there was a whole bunch more to this show that meets the eye. It brought some questions I never thought I would have to ask myself.

So when we get into the characters, Kagami is our ‘main character’ of sorts. I call him a main character even though most that I read has had Makina as the main read more


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