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Synonyms: Corpse Demon
Japanese: 屍鬼


Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 42
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 2007 to Jun 3, 2011
Authors: Fujisaki, Ryuu (Art), Ono, Fuyumi (Story)
Serialization: Jump SQ.


Score: 8.061 (scored by 4440 users)
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Ranked: #8612
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Popularity: #678
Members: 13,496
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Nothing ever happens in the village of Sotoba. In fact, it is viewed as nothing more than a hick town by its most outgoing and fashionable resident, Megumi Shimizu. She wants nothing more than to live in the city, far away from the villagers and their outdated ways of thinking. So when a new European-style house is built on a hill in the village, Megumi believes its residents must be cultured and refined, so she decides to pay them a visit.

However, Megumi doesn't return home that night. After a grueling search, she is found the next day, weak and anemic, with strange bite marks on her. But Megumi is just the first victim in what will soon become an epidemic in Sotoba as the bodies start piling up. The village doctor Toshio Ozaki, along with the priest Seishin Muroi, the loner Natsuno Yuuki, and the Tanaka siblings Kaori and Akira, begin investigating the strange deaths. But the answer to their predicament may be more than any of them can handle, for soon the dead could outnumber the living.

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Shiki has been licensed in Poland by Waneko, with the first volume set to be released on September 10, 2017.

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Jan 26, 2015
G-Radiation (All reviews)
This review contains medium SPOILERS: I will give away the premise that is established after about two volumes. Basically, I am going to tell you what "Shiki" means. No less and no more.
However, I think that this being a mystery manga, you may enjoy going into it as blind as you will. If that's the case for you then do avoid reading this review (any sort of information on the manga for that matter); go ahead and give it a try!

Shiki is one of those works which demonstrate beautifully how a concept that seems old and uninteresting can be revived to make for a refreshing read more
Aug 14, 2013
tiffanyhng (All reviews)
The Host. The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The Lord of the Flies. Take all these three novels/movies, twist it to make it darker and more complex, and there you have it. The manga, Shiki, is born.

Story: 8
The plot itself isn't very original. However, what makes Shiki unique is the flow of the story and its characters. The beginning starts out a little slow in order to add suspense and mystery to the story. However, mystery isn't one the strongest point of this manga. What is truly amazing is how the chapters are often told in various perspectives. The chapters aren't necessarily episodic, but read more
Jul 14, 2018
Flarzy (All reviews)
Shiki is a great manga because it keeps the story personal and closed (if that makes sense).

A series of deaths occur in a village, and it all started after a certain family inhabited an abandoned mansion, it turns out they are vampires. It's a bit slow in the beginning, as it focuses more on world building, but the mistery is ever present, and the struggle of the village is all more enjoyable because of the scale, we know who everyone is and what the village is like, details about the national road, the temples, houses, and we are more invested in the story because of read more
Mar 17, 2018
cerwisc (All reviews)
Man, this is my favorite manga of all time. It is by far not the best written, the most insightful, nor the best drawn. However, it is the only manga that has duped me before I dumped it, and it is also the manga of my favorite character and my most hated character!

Now I must confess, I don't really feel anything when I read. I can tear up a little at sad parts and laugh at funny parts, but it's not powerful emotion. Even in Berserk, at the betrayal's climax, I was like, "meh, this dude is so ungrateful."

But boy, oh boy, Shiki is read more


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