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Shiki


Alternative Titles

English: Shiki
Synonyms: Corpse Demon
Japanese: 屍鬼

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010
Premiered: Summer 2010
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Studios: Daume
Source: Novel
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.971 (scored by 124,534 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #5692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #149
Members: 267,178
Favorites: 4,988
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Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Megumi Shimizu dreamed of a glamorous life in the big city; however, her unexpected death in the quiet village of Sotoba marks the beginning of what appears to be a ferocious epidemic that turns the hot summer into a season of blood and terror. A young doctor named Toshio Ozaki begins to doubt the nature of the disease and comes to understand that to discover the truth, he must abandon his humanity. Meanwhile, Natsuno Yuuki, an antisocial youth from the city, is haunted by the sudden death of Megumi and must realize the pain of friendship in the face of his own tragedy. Toshio and Natsuno form an unlikely pair as they work together to save Sotoba before it transforms into a ghost town of vampires.

Shiki, adapted from the horror novel written by Fuyumi Ono, goes beyond the average vampire story. It tells the tragic tale of survival in a world where one cannot easily distinguish between good and evil. Abandoned by God, the Shiki, as the vampires call themselves, have only their will to live as they clash with the fear of the paranoid/unbelieving villagers. Shiki explores the boundary that separates man from monster.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Early screening on the 27th of June with the regular airing starting on July 9th.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ozaki, Toshio
Ozaki, Toshio
Main
Ookawa, Tooru
Japanese
Ookawa, Tooru
Kirishiki, Sunako
Kirishiki, Sunako
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Natsuno
Yuuki, Natsuno
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Muroi, Seishin
Muroi, Seishin
Main
Okitsu, Kazuyuki
Japanese
Okitsu, Kazuyuki

Staff

Amino, Tetsuro
Amino, Tetsuro
Director, Sound Director
Hata, Yoshito
Hata, Yoshito
Episode Director
Takagi, Noboru
Takagi, Noboru
Script
Sugihara, Kenji
Sugihara, Kenji
Script, Series Composition


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Kuchizuke" (くちづけ) by Buck-Tick (eps 1-11)
#2: "Calendula Requiem" by kanon x kanon (eps 12-22)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Walk no Yakusoku (walkの約束)" by nangi (eps 1-11)
#2: "Gekka Reijin (月下麗人)" by Buck-Tick (eps 12-22)




More reviewsReviews

Jan 1, 2011
Archaeon (All reviews)
Vampires have been enjoying quite a renaissance in Western media lately, mainly because of the advent of Twilight. In anime however, tales of bloodsuckers have been pretty constant over the years, but like the West there has been an increase in the number of stories involving the children of the night. The only problem is, they all seem to romanticise vampires by giving them kind, gentle personalities, good looks, a reluctance to drink human blood, or some other hook to make the viewer believe that creatures who look on humans as food can be considered friendly.

And then Shiki comes along and blows that whole idea read more
Aug 3, 2014
momiji-no-kimi (All reviews)
Heya~

Story: 6/10
"Who's the real evil?" Who cares? It seemed pretty black and white to me logically. (Personally: If you're dead, stay dead.) I didn't feel any sympathy for either side. So I didn't end up contemplating life. Also I already knew humans are terrible. I guess a reminder didn't hurt? (Concept was good enough for bonus points in story rating. But, mainly, the endless blood showers ♥)

Art: 3/10
I still remember when my brain just said, "Deal with it, it's episode 17 already." The drawing style is unique but I didn't find it beautiful, it was bizarre. I guess it suits how messed up the anime read more
Jul 12, 2015
xDaydreamer (All reviews)
Shiki had such an awesome premise, however, from my perspective it fails to do that premise any justice. I will try my best to give a feel for the story, spoiler free of course. The story and artwork just weren't my cup of tea, but I understand some might enjoy this type of story / cast so I will attempt to avoid outright trolling.

STORY
I was very disappointed in the story for a lot of reasons. It progresses painfully slow, and the character development eventually drops just about everyone in the 'gray area' between good and bad. So basically by the time the climax comes read more
Feb 18, 2017
Animeindian (All reviews)
Humans have two sides, the animal side which keeps us alive and human side which builds societies, laws, art. This side makes us what we are. Shiki tries to touch this subject. However, Shiki fails to achieve that on so many levels.

Shiki has one of most boring starts I have ever seen in anime, first episodes are sluggish and uninteresting. While viewer knows what the hell going on from as early as episode 3, characters in anime simply can't figure it out even with such huge evidence. Every character is god damn idiot. Even these Shiki's are idiotic they don't even try to hide their read more

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