Shiki

TV (22 eps)
4.232 out of 5 from 10,336 votes
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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's avatar by cassiesheepgirl on Feb 23, 2011
Score: 8/10

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Vampires have always been a staple antagonist in horror, from early films such as Nosferatu, through to Bella Lugosi’s notorious Dracula and even Gary Oldman’s incarnation of the blood-sucking count. Recently, with the brooding emo Twilight bunch pissing off half the world and the sexed-up vamps of True Blood shagging their way across our screens, it seems... read more

NintenDanGX's avatar by NintenDanGX on Sep 21, 2014
Score: 10/10

Shiki is not for the faint of heart, but those looking for a different perspective on the loyaly traditional vampires. Even though it's a horror anime, it is also a dark drama that questions the audience about whether or not they could kill a corpse demon that needs large amounts of human blood in order to survive, even if said demon is your former neighbour or family/friend who still has his memories intact... read more

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