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Sixteen year old Ohri Kagami is moving away from a small orphanage to start his life on his own. The orphanage happens to be associated with a temple that has a secret society of monks who fight the undead. And that secret society of monks has a secret weapon, fifteen year old Makina Hoshimura, who happens to be undead herself, but is fighting to gain her pass into heaven.

Shikabane Hime: Kuro follows directly on from Aka, although at the start of this first episode you will be fast forwarded six months from the point where Aka ended with the death of Keisei.

In those months, Ouri is working hard in training to become a contracted priest, and it seems he’s not doing it very well at this point in time. In the meantime, Makina is still incarcerated, cursed by her continued devotion to Keisei, a devotion which is seeing her slowly rotting and eaten away by spirits looking to feast upon her energy.

Meanwhile, Shichisei have an interest of their own in Makina, and thus plan on paying her a little visit with the help of the Betrayer Priest. However, Ouri has heard about Makina’s peril, and sets off to rescue her himself.

With Shichisei put in place as the series main enemy during Aka, the scene is set for more conflicts between them and the Kougon cult.

Main Characters

Makina Hoshimura is the main character and a contracted “living corpse”. She is tasked with killing 108 corpses to gain entrance to heaven. She has formidable physical skills and her weapon of choice is an Ingram MAC11 machine gun. Her contractor priest is Keisei Tagami.

Ohri Kagami is a normal high school boy who was raised at Keisei Tagami’s temple. He treats Keisei as his brother even though they are not blood related. He also coincidentally appears at several points where corpses appear and the reason of this is unknown. He has also been nicknamed by the children at the temple “Hanagami”.

Keisei Tagami is a Buddhist priest of Kongon Clan, he adopts Ohri Kagami from an orphanage. More at: Wiki Thanks to: D. Baranyi

Shikabane Hime (屍姫) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiichi Akahito. Premiering in Monthly Shōnen Gangan on April 12, 2005, the on-going series centers around the “Corpse Princess” Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who is hunting down 108 undead corpses in order to gain entry into heaven with the help of a secret society of anti-corpse Buddhist monks.

Feel and Gainax partnered together to adapt the series into a thirteen episode anime series. The second season, Kuro, began airing in Japan in January 2009.

Title: Shikabane Hime: Kuro (2009)
Kanji: 屍姫 玄 (2009)
Opening Theme: “Beautiful fighter” by angela
Ending Theme: “Beginning” by angela ep 1; “My story” by angela ep 2; “Hikari, Sagase Naku tomo” by angela ep 3-12.

Shikabane Hime: Kuro OP ~ “Beautiful fighter”

Shikabane Hime: Kuro ED ~ “Beginning”


  • stukasa says:

    I finished Aka but I haven’t started Kuro yet. I’m waiting for it to finish and then I’ll download the whole season at once.

    I liked Aka, it was a pretty good show. Not one of my favorites but not bad either. ^.^

    Also, you might want to consider mentioning that your first post includes spoilers from Aka, in case some people haven’t seen it yet. :p

  • ware4me says:

    Hmm… and how do I try to review without saying what happens in first episode? :helphelp:

  • stukasa says:

    Actually, I was referring to what you said about the final episode of Aka:

  • ware4me says:

    ok, ok u.u

    I guess that was extra :drop:


  • Pearl Milk Tea says:

    A lot of boobs, so “ecchi” should definitely be one of the tags.

  • ware4me says:

    Ohh… really? Hmm, now I must watch this 😆

    *ecchi* added

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