Shikabane Hime: Aka

Corpse Princess: Aka

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Synonyms: Shikabane Hime Aka
Japanese: 屍姫 赫
English: Corpse Princess: Aka
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2008 to Dec 25, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gainax, feel.
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.191 (scored by 4434744,347 users)
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Ranked: #30852
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Popularity: #1696
Members: 120,534
Favorites: 239

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Living at a shrine with other orphans, Ouri Kagami is no stranger to corpses. But when he sees the patron of his orphanage, Keisei Tagami, seemingly revive the scarred corpse of schoolgirl Makina Hoshimura, he cannot help but feel incredibly shocked.

Intrigued by the mysterious circumstances surrounding Makina, he learns that she is a Shikabane Hime—an undead being tasked with eliminating others like her who pose a threat to society. As Ouri goes about his daily life, his inexplicable run-ins with her are shrouded in abnormality. But as each encounter grows more intense, the two are brought closer together, and it may be their intertwining fates that hold the key to unveiling the secrets behind the world of Shikabanes.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ookawa, Tooru

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Yuuki, Aoi


Horie, Yui

Yamagami, Itsuki

Nakamura, Chise

Sougi, Takamasa

Kawashima, Tokuyoshi


Murata, Masahiko
Mima, Masafumi
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Opening Theme

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"Beautiful fighter" by angela

Ending Theme

1: "My story" by angela (eps 1-3, 5-12)
2: "The Pale Sands of the Sleeping Star (眠れる星の蒼い砂)" by Mayumi Iizuka (eps 4)
3: "Beginning" by angela (eps 13)

Dec 25, 2008
Story - 8/10
Ok. This series started on the "monster-of-the-week" formula, so it may be very misleading. Even the sypnosis that a Shikabane Hime must kill 108 corpses to go to Heaven is misleading. The real plot and story has really nothing to do with it. The truth is, this series does provide a reasonable and interesting plot development in the SECOND half of the season only. And the last four episodes or so does have enough plot to build up decent cliffhangers that forced me to watch the raws and chinese subs (instead of waiting for the english subs because of my impatience). But keep ...
Jan 31, 2009
Shikabane Hime: Aka is an anime that deals with the issues of death and life in an interesting manner. However, despite some of this anime's strengths, there were weaknesses littered throughout this series.

The main thing that the story gives is uniqueness. After being murdered, Makina Hoshimura turns into a "living corpse". Armed with dual sub-machine guns, she must kill 108 other corpses in order to gain entry into heaven. She is assisted in this task by Keisei Tagami, a Buddhist priest with links to an anti-corpse group known as the Kougun Cult. The setup of the storyline is rather unusual, and there have not been ...
Jun 17, 2011
Shikabane Hime is a action horror hybrid from Gainax. It centers around undead girls who are given a chance to enter heaven if they fight and kill other undead. Equal parts exhilarating and disturbing, Shikabane Hime feels like a shounen with heavy horror undertones. This combination is what makes the show worth watching, especially in its later stages, despite its numerous shortcomings. Just for the record, this review covers both seasons: Aka and Kuro.

Shikabane are monsters born of strong regrets a person might have when they die. Ageless, powerful, and bearing an animosity towards the living, shikabane are a threat to mankind. The only line ...

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