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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.

User Rating: 3.59 ( 4 votes)


English: Shiki
Japanese: 屍鬼
Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010
Premiered: Summer 2010
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Fuji TV, DAX Production, Shueisha
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Daume
Source: Manga
Genres: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Vampire
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p, 480p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Tetsuro Amino – Director, Sound Director
Yoshito Hata – Episode Director
Sawako Hirabayashi – Script
Kenji Sugihara – Script, Series Composition
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Kuchizuke” (くちづけ) by Buck-Tick (eps 1-11)
OP2: “Calendula Requiem” by kanon x kanon (eps 12-22)
ED1: “Walk no Yakusoku (walkの約束)” by nangi (eps 1-11)
ED2: “Gekka Reijin (月下麗人)” by Buck-Tick (eps 12-22)

Episode List

01: First Blood
02: Second Decay
03: Third Tragedy
04: Fourth Death
05: Fifth Deceit
06: Sixth Skull
07: Seventh Killing Spirit
08: Eighth Night
09: Ninth Coffin
10: Tenth Mourning
11: Eleventh Slaughter
12: Twelfth Decay
13: Thirteenth Tragedy
14: Fourteenth Death
15: Fifteenth Deceit
16: Sixteenth Skull
17: Seventeenth Killing Spirit
18: Eighteenth Death
19: Nineteenth Coffin
20: Twentieth Mourning
21: Twenty-First Slaughter
22: The Final Hunt



The slow, morbid degradation of heavily flawed humans in the cycle of violence leads to their demise. A nihilistic tale of self-destruction.


This is a great example of anime horror, one of the best. Like Frankenstein it makes you wonder who the real monsters are.


Vampires don’t have to be mysterious, imposing, or icons of sexuality. They can be your neighbour, or sister, or son; prejudice begets hate.


I’ll go as far to say that this is the only good horror anime. At least that I have seen.


A slowly boiling pot of tension and build-up that eventually overflows into a blood-caked and extremely entertaining final act.


A must-watch for a horror fan.


Maybe the best horror anime ever made. Has some of the slickest execution I’ve ever seen when it comes to plot twists. Masterfully crafted.


    Demolition Man

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