Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess)

Here’s one I went way back for. Well not THAT far back but this is one that most people seem to have ignored. At least the people I know of anyway.

The show is based around a concept of “Shikabane Hime” which is after being murdered, some people come back with the goal of killing 108 regular shikabane to earn entry into heaven. Aiding the Shikabane Hime is a contracted monk. They have to have a contracted monk or they become ordinary shikabane which is basically a zombie that’s out of control for one reason or another. Makina is one such Shikabane Hime with the goal of avenging her family who was killed by a group known as the Seven Stars.

The show is representative of it’s age (2008) but one thing that stood out was fitting music and sound. They didn’t farm it out to someone on the production committee and end up with a horror anime with sugary pop music. The show is right in between where shows still were more about the show than about who you could get to fund it and the overabundant of shows you see today that probably shouldn’t even leave the studio.

Shikabane Hime is a very solid action show. I was a little unsure at first on this one because it had a slow start but once things start happening, they just keep coming. If you’re looking for a solid action show then this is the one for you.


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