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May 10, 2016
The reason why I gave this anime a 3 is not because it’s bad, but rather because I wasn’t able to enjoy it at all.

Let’s state the good points first, the art is beautiful. The music is good too, even though there are too many « interruptions » (dialogues, inner thoughts, public reactions, etc) during the performances, which can’t let you enjoy genuinely the classical music.

Then, regarding the actual contents of the show : almost all the characters pissed me off, starting by the main one. It’s fiction, so let’s suppose a psychological disorder such as Arata’s is possible ; but he is whiny, indecisive, and read more
Jul 23, 2015
Shiki (Anime) add (All reviews)
While Shiki is definitely not the best thriller anime out there, I wouldn't go as far as saying it is a complete waste of time.

Despite the fact that the story is not really original (vampires and werewolves, yeah), it still manages to not be a copy/paste of others fictions (at least from the ones I know). The rule for people to "rise" (aka becoming a shiki) is actually a bit different from what you can usually see, and makes the plot more interesting.
Also, the characters are not that original either (or unforgivable), but they still manage to make the view more enjoyable. The read more