Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed

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Synonyms: Shigofumi: Stories of Last Letter
Japanese: シゴフミ
English: Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2008 to Mar 23, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.471 (scored by 3048330,483 users)
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Ranked: #17782
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Popularity: #1963
Members: 86,616
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There are some things that people are unable to say while they are alive; for these, there are "shigofumi," letters carried from the world of the dead to the world of the living. When a person with strong emotions dies, they are able to create a shigofumi, whether their feelings are of love, longing, or resentment. It is the quiet and mysterious Fumika's job to deliver these messages from the departed. Along with her talking magic staff Kanaka, she ensures that each shigofumi reaches its intended recipient, even if that person does not want to face its contents.

Fumika witnesses the tragedies of people, both dead and alive, and sees their deepest secrets revealed. What is unclear, however, are the details of Fumika's past. Who was she before she came to be a carrier of shigofumi?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ueda, Kana


Matsuoka, Yuki


Asano, Masumi

Ayase, Asuna

Sendai, Eri

Mikawa, Kirameki

Koyama, Rikiya


Katou, Masayuki

Senkawa, Daiki

Kimura, Ryouhei

Machiya, Shouta

Yonaga, Tsubasa

Mikawa, Fumika

Sendai, Eri

Nojima, Kaname

Terashima, Takuma


Satou, Tatsuo
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Episode Director
Ueda, Shigeru
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Kotodama (コトダマ)" by ALI PROJECT

Ending Theme

"Chain" by Snow*

Mar 28, 2008
Upon reading the summary for this show, most would think it's just another episodic and unoriginal anime with silly stories and characters that have no depth. I, too, was one of those that wasn't expecting much of Shigofumi, but after taking my chances, I was thoroughly impressed.

At first we're presented to separate stories that revolve around the delivery of Shigofumi, the letter from the dead. But the themes and characters involved are a lot more serious than you'd normally see in shows like Jigoku Shoujo and Shinigami no Ballad, shows that follow the same basic concept of Shigofumi. Bullying, child abuse, teenage suicide, the list ...
Mar 9, 2008
Shigofumi is a Psychological, Supernatural, Drama about a mysterious courier (Fumika) and her talking staff (Kanaka) that deliver letters from the dead. Even though they are the main characters, the series tend to follow the person/people related to the person in account (person who wrote the shigofumi). The short series is full of episodic stories, with each being different from the last but they all deal with the same issue… ‘death’. Each story varies in the levels of disturbing content so if you thought it would be a walk in the park then you are sorely mistaken but there are also plenty of heartfelt stories ...
Apr 11, 2008
First time I heard this series, I was hesitant to watch it due to the fact "shinigami" or other death-related themes are proliferative in the anime market these days but boy...was I wrong. :D

Story: 9/10
The story is well-made with "death letters" being the main dish. No beating around the bush since all storyline will end with each episode in the early parts. Although at first, it may be bit confusing, especially Fumika's story but will eventually be revealed later on.

Art: 8/10
Not as appealing or dazzy such as Shakugan no Shana but J.C. Staff made good use of the artwork and styling. Some episodes however are ...

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