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?
spoiler free This manga will leave you shocked. This manga has great character development , and gruesome deaths put that together and you may see your favorite character die. I like the artsyle in the manga, the anime dosent even compare. However not really crazy about the ending felt it could have used a bit more closure on the over all the characters and not just the few shown. Also the story broke... read more
The shiki specials are an adaptation of chapters 24, 34 and 36