Shisha no Sho

The Book of the Dead

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Synonyms: The Book of a Dead Person, A Book of a Dead Person
Japanese: 死者の書
English: The Book of the Dead
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2005
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Source: Novel
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 1 hr. 9 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #94092
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Popularity: #11207
Members: 1,632
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When a young noblewoman, Iratsume, falls into a trance after copying Buddhist sutras and walks to a remote temple that women are forbidden to enter, she stirs up the ghost of the executed Prince Otsu. Otsu's ghost then mistakes Iratsume for one of her ancestors, a young woman who came to watch his execution. The beautiful face of this young woman was the last thing the Prince saw before he died, and his ghost cannot rest while her face haunts his sleep.


Winner of the Excellence Award on the 9th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Poll: Shisha no Sho Episode 1 Discussion
StevenHu - May 20, 2015
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Jul 15, 2021 10:08 PM
Is currently on netflix
xMatronxMalicex - Jan 13, 2012
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Jan 13, 2012 6:36 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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