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 174324174,324 users)
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Ranked: #31822
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Popularity: #612
Members: 379,965
Favorites: 859

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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.

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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)


Aug 9, 2022
This review will be split into two sections; the first, being brief and spoiler free, the second, being longer analyzing specifics where spoilers are unavoidable (this section will be clearly labeled).

Story: 6, Chaika has a story with a decent design, that is thought out, and makes sense, but ironically the major problem with Chaika's story is due to its characters--our ability to understand other people ultimately boils down to how well we understand what they want, and that is where this story fails. Tooru choosing to help Chaika in the first place is a great example, while there is the argument of, "he needs work", ...
Jun 14, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Hitsugi no Chaika is a medieval fantasy anime focusing on Chaika’s quest to gather the remains of her deceased father, Arthur Gaz, in order to give him a proper funeral. Emperor Gaz was a powerful and evil wizard who ruled the Gaz Empire for five centuries until he was defeated by eight heroes, bringing an end to a three hundred years long war. The world is now at peace, and our protagonist is a former saboteur who is jobless in peacetime. Chaika encounters him in a forest and decides to hire him and his sister to help her in her quest.

--- At first glance ...
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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