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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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Episode 1

First Blood

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Episode 2

Second Decay

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Episode 3

Third Tragedy

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Episode 4

Fourth Death

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Episode 5

Fifth Deceit

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Episode 6

Sixth Skull

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Episode 7

Seventh Killing Spirit

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Episode 8

Eighth Night

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Episode 9

Ninth Coffin

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Episode 10

Tenth Mourning

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Episode 11

Eleventh Slaughter

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Episode 12

Twelfth Decay

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