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?
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
First of all, this show HAS VAMPIRES. And now that we got this little spoiler out of the way, which was constantly teasing you about what the hell is going on in the first episodes, let’s talk about the anime. Its hook for most who watched it when it came out was that IT’S NOT TWILIGHT and that it returns to more traditional forms of the undead. But not traditional enough since vampires in... read more
|Shiki Specials||DVD Special||2011|