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Shigofumi


Alternative Titles

English: Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed
Synonyms: Shigofumi: Stories of Last Letter
Japanese: シゴフミ

Information

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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.621 (scored by 21,508 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #12392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1056
Members: 53,903
Favorites: 271
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Ranked #1239Popularity #1056Members 53,903
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

When someone dies, what should their final words be? Words that couldn't be said while still alive—of love, hate, hope, regret, or perhaps words without any importance. These words are sent through letters called "shigofumi" from the recently deceased to the living. Mikawa Fumika is a mail carrier of these shigofumi, delivering them alongside staff and her partner Kanaka. However, there must be something more behind Fumika's silent exterior; shigofumi mail carriers are deceased humans with the same appearance they had just before death. Despite this, Fumika is still aging...

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fumika
Fumika
Main
Ueda, Kana
Japanese
Ueda, Kana
Kanaka
Kanaka
Main
Matsuoka, Yuki
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yuki
Chiaki
Chiaki
Supporting
Asano, Masumi
Japanese
Asano, Masumi
Ayase, Asuna
Ayase, Asuna
Supporting
Sendai, Eri
Japanese
Sendai, Eri

Staff

Satou, Tatsuo
Satou, Tatsuo
Director
Tsuruoka, Youta
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Episode Director
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Storyboard


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"Kotodama (コトダマ)" by ALI PROJECT

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"Chain" by Snow*




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Master10K
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 read more
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AngelLily
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 read more
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leonmcnicol
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 read more
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seekster
Nov 17, 2008
For a series that is only 12 episodes long (at the time this was written I have heard nothing of any plans to make a second season) Shigofumi is an Anime with amazing depth and a very well written story. It is one of the best anime's I have seen in a long time, certainly one of the best anime series I have seen with less than 20 episodes.

Story - 9

As I said before the writing in Shigofumi is amazing in itself, even more amazing is the fact that it is presented gradually over the span of 12 episodes at a perfect pace. read more
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