Shiki

TV (22 eps)
4.242 out of 5 from 9,671 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

ratchet573's avatar by ratchet573 on 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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