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: 7.181 (scored by 4558545,585 users)
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Ranked: #33302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1792
Members: 124,157
Favorites: 245

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Episodes: /13


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

Touka, Akira

Yuuki, Aoi


Horie, Yui

Yamagami, Itsuki

Nakamura, Chise

Sougi, Takamasa

Kawashima, Tokuyoshi


Murata, Masahiko
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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)

Episode Videos


Oct 3, 2023
Shikabane Hime / Corpse Princess
Rewatched June 2023
TV, 25 episodes + OVA, Dubbed

Sometimes good anime gets lost in obscurity. In all instances it’s tragic; any viewer who watches one of these hidden gems will end up shaking their head, wondering why so few have actually seen what you’ve been appreciating week after week. It fills me with a bittersweet pride that I can easily recommend Shikabane Hime, known only on Crunchyroll as Corpse Princess.

VISUALS [ 8 / 10 ]

>>>>>Classic hand-drawn animation paired with beautifully composed backgrounds are what make up the backbone of this action/horror anime. Movements are swift and deliberate. Action is soaring and ...
Sep 13, 2020
Mixed Feelings
If only the animation had a bit more of a role than it was along with better writing then this concept and idea of a story would've been a 8 atleast.

Some scenes have music that don't fit, some episodes make a start from scratch intro with characters you don't even know making it confusing and unnecessary.

Also during the anime they kill off a certain character which you will know who when you watch the anime, and they just write it off like it never happened even though the story had potential to go somewhere with them and instead they no longer exist and the story ...
Apr 25, 2013
Shikabane Hime is a barely decent anime that was released in 2 parts: AKA & KURO. For the purposes of convenience, my review is about both parts because its all really the same story and if you watch one part, you'll likely watch the other part as well. From the outset I had a problem with this series. starting with the title "SHIKABANE HlME" If it were just the anime title l'd be ok with it but it is a somewhat silly name for a zombie slayer. Why HIME? Is there a king, a queen, a prince? No there isn't it's just once again no ...

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