Hitsugi no Chaika

Chaika -The Coffin Princess-

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hitsugi Hime no Chaika
Japanese: 棺姫のチャイカ
English: Chaika -The Coffin Princess-
German: Chaika: Die Sargprinzessin
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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
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.221 (scored by 173587173,587 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #30932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #608
Members: 378,277
Favorites: 854

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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]


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

Nomizu, Iori

Stora, Leonardo

Yamamoto, Kazutomi


Murase, Ayumu


Makino, Yui

Skoda, Dominica

Saitou, Chiwa


Masui, Souichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Tsukada, Takurou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sasaki, Sumito
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"DARAKENA" by Iori Nomizu

Ending Theme

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


Jun 26, 2014
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 ...
Jun 25, 2014
Mixed Feelings
With the obvious big shot of the season being No Game No Life, a lot of otherwise also decent and sometimes even better shows get pushed in the background, while I think some of these deserved a bit more attention. One of these titles would be Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika, the Coffin Princess) by Bones.

Just like many other titles every season, Hitsugi no Chaika falls under the category of light novel adaptations and it has many things which indicates this, such as the medieval setting with a magic system. But at some points this anime was a bit different from usual light novel adaptations. For ...
Dec 4, 2015
The action genre may have been the genre that pulled in many anime fans, such as those long running shounen series that is widely known in the West. Growing up, those were the sort of things found on mediums like Toonami and introduced the medium of anime to the West. Being someone that falls into this category, I wasn't fond of the long running series, but always have a guilty pleasure of finding enjoyment in the action genre. I have been watching action/adventure series recently and stumbled across this which had a not so interesting premise but a promising first two episodes. Well this show ...

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