Kannazuki no Miko

Destiny of the Shrine Maiden

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Alternative Titles

English: Destiny of the Shrine Maiden
Synonyms: Kannaduki no Miko, Priestesses of the Godless Month
Japanese: 神無月の巫女


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, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MechaMecha
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.841 (scored by 2659726,597 users)
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Ranked: #44432
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Popularity: #2187
Members: 63,417
Favorites: 675

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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
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Uetake, Sumio
Script, Series Composition


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"Re-sublimity" by KOTOKO

Ending Theme

"Agony" by KOTOKO

Mar 25, 2009
Kona_chan (All reviews)
In my opinion, Kannazuki no Miko could have been a real masterpiece, or at least something very close to that. Unfortunately, it has its bad(but it also depends on the viewer point of view) elements.

The plot it's not one of the best ever written but it really has quality and potential, expecially if you are fascinated by japanese folklore. That's why I found it very intriguing, not particulary original tough.

The best point about KnM is all about the way the part of the plot involving the main characters relationships is developed and their characterisation, expecially the one regarding Chikane. It's really intense how the anime read more
Aug 5, 2009
alteredcourse (All reviews)
A timid young girl named Himeko has a fateful meeting with Chikane, the elegant daughter of an obscenely wealthy family. There's an immediate emotional connection between them, but Chikane, bound by protocol and social convention, finds herself unable to act on her feelings while Himeko is kind of dating her bland childhood friend Souma. By the time the first credit sequence plays out it's revealed that they're the latest reincarnations of shrine maidens who must defend the world from a mythical beast who wants to destroy it for some reason. Ooookay.

The more I watched this show the more convinced I became that it's all an read more
Sep 17, 2008
Splitter (All reviews)
I don't even know why I liked this series. It's another "we have to save the world with giant robots" anime, with anime staples such as catgirls, bishounen, and panty shots, all spiced up with some blatant lesbianism. It's a joke in premise alone, but the follow-through makes it a surprisingly capable tale of forbidden love.

As you can probably tell, I wasn't expecting anything overreaching with Kannazuki. I wasn't disappointed. The anime sticks to a giant robot battle formula for the first half with just the slightest hints about where Chikane and Himeko's budding relationship is going. Fortunately for viewers, a huge twist awaits and read more
Jan 5, 2008
AtaraxiaM (All reviews)
Ugh. Talk about an anime that started off so well and quickly deteriorated into a disappointment. The first episode of Kannazuki no Miko impressed me so much—the animation quality, the seemingly likeable characters, the potential for romance, even the mecha battles. I really thought this would be a yuri that I would actually enjoy. But as the series progressed, I soon realized that the romance was mushy and the story and characters were as generic as can be.

The story is, or at least started off, cliché. An ancient evil (called the Orochi) revives and the fate of the world rests in the hands of two read more

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