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: 6.801 (scored by 3033930,339 users)
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Ranked: #50532
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2525
Members: 71,107
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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


Mar 25, 2009
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 ...
Aug 5, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Mar 30, 2013

First of all notice that the note is the result of what I enjoyed or not (mostly not) of this series. My analysis conforms my particular point of view, as is usual in such cases. It should be noted that we are only users of this and we entertain ourselves, (except some cases) we don't live in this industry. So like most this isn't a professional review but rather is a particular vision and you can feel free of that maybe you might get to like this series.
It wasn't my case, I found it very ugly and I gift it a bit of qualification. Just ...

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