Kannazuki no Miko

Destiny of the Shrine Maiden

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Synonyms: Kannaduki no Miko, Priestesses of the Godless Month
Japanese: 神無月の巫女
English: Destiny of the Shrine Maiden
French: Destiny of Shrine Maiden
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2004 to Dec 18, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Studios: TNK
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, Girls LoveGirls Love, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MechaMecha
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.831 (scored by 3083530,835 users)
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Ranked: #56842
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Popularity: #2558
Members: 71,999
Favorites: 720

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Kannazuki no Miko begins in the village of Mahoroba, where time passes slowly for both man and nature. Two students from the village's prestigious Ototachibana Academy might as well be night and day. Himeko is shy and unassertive, while Chikane is bold and elegant. Despite this, they love each other, and nothing can come between them, no matter how hard they try.

On the two girls' shared birthday, a sinister voice corrupts one of their friends into attacking them, and just when it seemed grimmest, the lunar and solar priestess powers that lay dormant in the two girls awaken, dispelling the evil. That was only the first hurdle, however. The two must now fend off the countless others who would threaten their well-being—even the people closest to them!


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kawase, Kouhei
Hidaka, Isao
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Re-sublimity" by KOTOKO

Ending Theme

"Agony" by KOTOKO


Jan 3, 2022
Every now and then, I watch old anime, hoping that some day, we can ever uncover a rare gem. I think we've found one of our first gem in a while. I'm not saying it's flawless, but it's certainly better than I expected it to be.

As short trigger warning: This anime and review depicts an instance of sexual assault.


Story & Characters: Destiny of the Shrine Maiden starts us out in a small village where our characters reside. They go to an academy for school where life goes on, just like for any other teenager. Himeko isn't particularly special in all this, ...
Dec 22, 2013
Mixed Feelings
When I first watched this anime, I was a little disappointed. The story line was somewhat predictable and hard to follow in some places. The characters were had very little depth and were not very likable at all. The animation was jerky and overloaded with flashy visual effects. So this may not be the best anime ever, but it wasn't that dreadful.
In spite of being poorly-written and incredibly cheesy, I actually thought that this anime was actually pretty funny. In fact, it's one of the funniest shows I've seen in my life! Some scenes in here are just flat out pee ...
Jul 30, 2022
Ah yes, anime with horribly chosen target audience. Almost everything go wrong because of this.

They chose Shinto as main base (rituals, prayers, symbolic, Mikos, etc.), but slapped Mechas on top of this. You can say sure, there are examples of that like Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon (to a lesser degree). But then you realize that plot revolves around girls love, and it can be indeed called Yuri because there are a lot of such relationships happen. And you think - Oh, how cool, at least Yuri fans can rejoice... yet then anime introduce male MC, and they form a love triangle. And boy, it is bad. ...

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