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Oct 7, 2009 12:24 PM

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Great episode. I liked the way it ended with Himeko x Chikane instead of Himeko x Souma.
But it's a real pity both miko meet and seperate continuously :<
Would have been a great series if they left out the crap mecha stuff, but it's still good :) 8/10
Nov 11, 2009 12:22 AM

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Heck yes, Oogami, get out of here. I never liked him in the first place.
I'd have to say that the mecha part was pretty boring.

Love the ending though, even if Himemiya had to die. It was nice seeing the Necks in their progressed lives and Oogami being rejected. I'm glad that they were able to meet again, even if it is fate.
Dec 2, 2009 10:24 AM

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True, necks having good lifes were some nice seconds.
This is a good end. This really marks the anime as finished, and it doesn't leave anything open.

I'm not a yuri fan, but I love this anime. It deserves to be watched in original audio without subs.
Jan 25, 2010 2:15 PM

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Ever since episode 6 I was worried about how it might end. I though it would be like this "Himeko and O_ogami get together and Himemiya sacrifices her love/life in order for Hime-cham to be happy" And I was like EEEEH?! Because I really believed it would end like that the way things were going.

But was pleasantly surprised when watching this episode *goodmood*
Feb 15, 2010 11:13 PM

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Excellent series, heart wrenching and heart warming at the same time.
Feb 21, 2010 5:57 PM

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What a touching ending! The scene where they parted ways was very exciting and had me near tears. Great series, I give it a 9/10.
Feb 22, 2010 11:18 AM
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Excellent episode! i liked the way that they met up again at the end credits. It was a relief that they found each other again even after all these twists and turns. But it is also a saddening realization that they would be through repeated seperations and meetings through an eternal cycle.
Mar 12, 2010 4:27 PM

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This is a great anime! I think I will be a Yuri fan from now on. The ending was so great and heart-touching... this serie receives a 10/10!! (I am a mecha fan... :3) And I liked how they end, Himeko-Chikane, I thought Chikane will sacrifice in order to make Himeko live "happily ever after" with Oogami. This serie is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Perseverance is the mother of all victories."
Oct 31, 2010 2:11 PM

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DQN said:

But it's a real pity both miko meet and seperate continuously :<

Mar 7, 2011 12:01 PM

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At first, I was kind of glad it wasn't the "healing deadly wound through the magic of love"-ending. That would have sucked.

But then, the epilogue part ruined it again; the scene in the near future where they met again was so predictable, I was surprised when it didn't come before the ending credits and then - yeah, I was kind of disappointed it was actually in there after all. I was practically just waiting for it.

This is definitely not worth rating it higher than 6/10 from my point of view.
I'll conclude it with the best sentence of the episode:

"The least I can do is save the Earth."
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Jun 6, 2011 7:05 PM
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lol what if reborn chikane doesnt remember himeko and had a boy friend ? LMAO
Jan 17, 2012 1:57 AM
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Now when someone asks me if I ever watched a yuri Anime I would have to say yes. :(

Overall I thought this Anime was pretty good. Would have been better without all the random mecha shit but still a pretty fun watch to be honest.
Mar 19, 2012 4:20 AM

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To be honest, I think this series was meant to be a hentai anime. I guess the producers had some extra budgets lying around and got nothing better to do.
Jul 21, 2012 11:10 PM
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Aww, a happy ending ;)

Well, I enjoyed watching this series overall and it's been one hell of an emotional roller-coaster ride.
Jul 22, 2012 11:44 PM

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I had a feeling this anime wouldnt end as well as it did. The beginning sort of seemed rushed, not very well put together. It also seemed as if they were trying to place typical things together to make it watchable for all types of viewers (not sure if i phrased that correctly). Mechs, magic, love, etc. The ending really surprised me, episodes 11 and 12 couldnt have been more intense. The anime as a whole was so-so, it felt rushed, but i am extremely pleased with the ending, im so happy i didn't drop it. Beautiful.
Sep 9, 2012 7:04 PM

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huh wtf was that ending, "Sorry Oogami gg" with no feelings,what he done for her... and whole show is about her sharing love between oogami and lunar priestess...
Oct 7, 2012 3:33 PM

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I'm glad it endend the way it did, with himeko and chikane together, I hated oogami. But I do agree it was pretty sad that they need to meet and then separate. I wished Himeko had realized her love a bit earlier not when chikane was dying , but ok, it was still a very nice ending :)

About the beginning I did think things happened too fast and were sorta confused, like it was lacking parts, they tried to put a lot of stuff in a short amount of time...

Anyway, It is really good anime I'm happy that I gave it a chance, the mecha part was tedious but the yuri parts compensate.
Feb 1, 2013 11:54 PM

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Like others have said, could have been better without the mecha. I was going to give this a 5, but the Oogami rejection bumped it up to a 6. lol
May 10, 2014 11:48 AM

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Well we get a happy ending at least and Oogami got rejected.

This show is still pretty bad. So much crap, stupid fights, mecha and annoying characters just ruined it for me.

I'll give it a 5/10.
Jul 24, 2014 5:30 PM

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Ophis said:
Well we get a happy ending at least and Oogami got rejected.

This show is still pretty bad. So much crap, stupid fights, mecha and annoying characters just ruined it for me.

I'll give it a 5/10.

Pretty much how I feel about it.
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Jan 23, 2015 3:25 PM

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So... it is a cycle?

The Moon's shrine collapses (due to dark/sad feelings in people's heart[?]) -> Orochi comes -> Lunar and Solar priestess -> (one or both priestess regain their memory) -> revive the "Sword......" (the big "good" mecha) -> kill the Orochis -> (one or both priestess regain their memory) -> kill one of the priestess to restore the world -> both priestess loose their memories -> the killed priestess reborns -> restart the cycle.

It's kinda sad.... They'll always have to kill the one they love... and plus, they'll forget about them (untill something make they remember)... but... they'll probably will lost again in the future (depending on whether the evil attack again).

--Anyway, Oogami confessed his feelings to Himeko just one year later..?! at the day of Himeko birthday..?! Or it's because not only the priestess but all the people involved has also their memories of the incident erased..?
--And, It seems that the priestess that dies reborns in the sameway that they died? I mean, with the same age..?
--It's said by Chikane in episode two that they were born as priestess... but, why Chikane and Himeko...? What they had that other people do not have that made them born as a priestess?
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Apr 15, 2015 8:18 PM

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Still not really a huge fan of any of the characters, but i dont quite hate Chikane quite as much anymore.
Pretty good little series.... 8/10 :)
May 4, 2015 3:32 AM

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The story is a bit messy and not well fleshed out. The same can be said for much of the supporting cast.

Yet I still found it very enjoyable to watch, especially the relationship between Chikane and Himeko. The little epilogue made me smile. I'm glad they're together again <3
May 19, 2015 11:01 AM
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Overall, I didn't know what t expect when I started watching this series, as I've never been a fan of yuri, but it was on my watch list due to my deceased fiancé recommending it years ago. Started off pretty slow but once it started fleshing out the love between them both it got pretty decent. More to the point though the final episode made me feel sad, and happy and all other emotions. I kept myself from tearing up somehow all the way up until the scene with the scrapbook near the end. Finally realizing that no one remembered Chikane, yet these photos were still here, I finally lost it.

I'm a HUGE fan of Gurren Lagann, so Mechas aren't that big a deal to me, but they seemed out of place in this series. It felt like the series directors were trying to put more action in the series, and instead of using a method that fit, they went all out. That being said, it wasn't bad, but it just felt a bit misguided.

Something that managed to strike me besides the main characters was the ending credits song happening at the end of every episode. Every time they started playing during the ending scenes just felt... perfect. Like it fit so well that it couldn't be better.

But seriously, the whole of the last episode was so breathtaking and wonderful, but at the same time heartbreaking. The scene on the moon before fate rips them apart again was maddening. To have loved one another even amongst the glares and opinions of everyone, and finally realize the other thought the same way, only to have it end. Pure tragedy.

The after scenes though, of Souma being "Eternally friend-zoned" because she could feel someone was out there for her, and his reaction of as long as she's happy. That really spoke to me, but the final scene was beautiful, if not completely obvious, but just felt perfect. I just feel that someday they would find an end to the cycle. One in which the Sun and Moon collide and stay together for eternity.

I apologize for the long rant...
Jul 8, 2015 6:09 AM

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This is an ending I can accept. At least, it doesn't leave a burning feeling of disappointment in my chest. Those two girls simply had to be together at the end.
Jul 11, 2015 9:28 AM
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Great ending. That they meet again after the credits made this the best episode of the serie
Mar 1, 2016 12:58 PM

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this episode was ok until the last 10 seconds... why did they have to revive her for no reason ? It killed the drama and the whole point of the ending.

Jun 21, 2016 2:19 PM
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Hey. I found this anime by accident and I plan on buying the dvd. I have a question. In the end when they reunite do they realize who each other are? Do they recognize one another or is it just an overwhelming feeling? This has really been bugging me.
Jul 24, 2016 6:47 AM

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Ziloer22 said:
Hey. I found this anime by accident and I plan on buying the dvd. I have a question. In the end when they reunite do they realize who each other are? Do they recognize one another or is it just an overwhelming feeling? This has really been bugging me.

Only one priestess has the memories. While the other one regains it as time goes by.
And the cycle goes on. Orochi invasion, mecha fights, and they will kill each other again and again. :(

Nice to know you are planning to buy the DVD. Let's keep the industry alive. ^^
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Jan 20, 12:33 AM

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So I'm wondering something. When one of them gets reborn, are they just a new person or do they start from a baby? Like how old was Himeko at the end and how old was Chikane?
Jan 22, 5:30 PM
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I heard about this anime some years ago, when searching for yuri couples on youtube, many people refered this anime on their vids and comments, so as a yuri fan it was one of those anime I wanted to watch eventually.

And what a bore the first episodes were, I laughed alot due to the silly mecha fights! I started by making fun of the anime, and ended getting a powerfull punch in the gut at the end...
It got better and better, and those last episodes, I cried more than I ever did while seeing a yuri anime. I still believe that Chikane's behavior was also influenced by her negative emotions when she seen those two kissing, since she felt rejected, love being a volatile emotion, it can either save you, or be your doom. but it was nice to see that Chikane was thinking about Himeko all this time, and thank god we had that epilogue, because otherwise I would be in a pretty shitty mood the next couple of days for sure!!

Kannazuki no Miko is close to what you can call a diamond in rough, it lacks polish, alot. Animation wasnt the best but the anime is kinda old (2004), the execution was a joke most of the time around those first episodes, mecha was not needed, but got more decent later on, and there are some stuff here and there I could also call, but I dont want to go too deep into it, if you seen, you understand what I m refering to.
From all the yuri I have seen, it is the one with the most potential left to be fullfilled, which means if they had better and more coesive scenes I would had given it a higher score, thus last 6 episodes and the feels alone, along with a catchy OP and a beautifull ED (ost seemed nice too) I have to give this one an 8.1/10.

IMO it is kinda underrated since there are worst shit rated higher than this (lol). But if you dont like yuri, you arent going to enjoy this much, but for the yuri, the dark athmosphere nearing the conclusion and the loveable Chikane x Himeko, there is alot to love if you enjoy yuri, it was really nice to see yuri on a darker tone that you usually get to see.

I hope Chikane and Himeko can find truth happiness and peace in the end. <3
Jan 28, 3:27 PM
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This anime was so amazing and beautifully made. An amazing romance and yuri story between the sun and the moon. It was depressing at the end when they had to part, especially when they had no memory of the adventures they had from their first(second) meeting, to spending time with each other, and sharing their last kiss. It's also upsetting to know that this cycle will be repeated but hopefully one day they can find a way to change this way of saving the Earth including everyone. An amazing anime and would rate 9/10 with amazing story line and beautiful ending. ChikanexHimeko for life
Apr 14, 1:43 PM
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If it wasn't for the second half of the last episode, I would give it a much higher rating. Overall, though, teh series deserves its praise on the production quality and the majority of the story, as well as the characterization. They just really, really did not keep the integrity they showed throughout the series during the ending. It's a shame.