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Encased by trees that are used to make grave markers, Sotoba is a village thought to be surrounded by death - a fact that soon literally becomes the case. One summer, a series of mysterious and untimely fatalities begins to plague the small rural town. With a higher than normal mortality rate for the time of year and each cause of passing remaining unknown, Toshio, the local doctor, and Seishin the temple’s vice chief monk become suspicious and take it upon themselves to investigate. However, as the deaths begin to pile up, more people begin to wonder just what is behind this sudden epidemic; could it have anything to do with the bizarre Kirishiki family that recently moved to the village?

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cassiesheepgirl Feb 23, 2011
Score 8/10

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ratchet573 Dec 17, 2011
Score 8.5/10

The following contains spoilers that may be found to tarnish the experience of someone wishing to watch Shiki for the first time. The section that readers who have not watched or are watching the anime should avoid will be bolded. Reader’s discretion is advised.   It’s a pain in the ass to find a good horror anime. And by horror, I don’t mean just classic horror species, such as... read more

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