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Synonyms: Corpse Demon
Japanese: 屍鬼
English: Shiki
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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010
Premiered: Summer 2010
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Daume
Source: Manga
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological, VampireVampire
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 261012261,012 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #362
Members: 602,921
Favorites: 8,486

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Life is idyllic and unassuming in the small town of Sotoba, a simple place where everyone knows everyone. However, tragedy strikes when Megumi Shimizu, a young girl with high aspirations, unexpectedly passes away from an unnamed illness. Over the torrid summer months, as more unexplained deaths crop up around the village, the town's doctor—Toshio Ozaki—begins to suspect that something more sinister than a mere disease is at play.

Toshio teams up with Natsuno Yuuki, an apathetic and aloof teenager, and siblings Kaori and Akira Tanaka, two of Megumi's friends, to unravel the dark mystery behind the deaths in Sotoba. With their combined efforts, the investigation leads them toward an eerie secret pertaining to the new family in the Kanemasa mansion.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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

Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Amino, Tetsurou
Director, Sound Director
Hata, Yoshito
Episode Director
Saga, Satoshi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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

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)


Nov 20, 2023
When there are two sides opposing against each other, like, lets say there's good and evil, you would want to root for the good, right? The good could be people who are trying to save the world from the grasps of the evil, ones who could wrongly use the world for their own gain. Obviously you'd want the world to maintain the peace it holds as is, right? So you'd naturally want the good to prevail.

But that's where Shiki stops you and crosses that belief out. 'Who is the real evil?', it asks. It asks so fiercely, so unrelentingly.

Sotoba is a quiet rural village closed ...
Apr 20, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Silly, campy, vampire schlock. Fairly self-contradictory and as a result lacking of any real depth, but if all you're here for is blood, guts, and scantily-clad vampire babes then you're in for a good time. Extraordinarily frustrating at moments in the way that many shows falling under the genre of horror can be (Read: Stupid characters, lack of common sense, melodrama, etc.), but there's always enough going on to maintain interest, and it makes things all the more satisfying once the ball really starts to roll in the last 5-6 episodes. The show is, admittedly, a little bit too ambitious with its scope, and there ...
Jun 22, 2023
Shiki was honestly a disappointing watch to say the least. It was one of those stories with great potential, but just didn't make the cut.


The characters were probably the worst part of the whole series, which is sad because this easily could've been rated higher if the characters were well made. This is a series that I feel like was heavily carried by the characters, their personalities, their interactions, and their development. Yet none of the characters stood out that much which made the anime a drag to watch. All of them were generic, predictable, and honestly? Not that likable. Some were okay and ...

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