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From the studio that brought you Black Butler and Fullmetal Alchemist emerges the psychological thriller that will send you to bed with a cross in hand.
When citizens of a secluded village begin dying off in alarming numbers, the sole hospital's head doctor tries desperately to save his patients - but his efforts are in vain. Entire families are wiped out while others desert their homes. All hell breaks loose as the villagers discover their loved ones' corpses are rising from the grave with an insatiable thirst for human blood. Haunting, hallucinogenic and unnerving to the core, Shiki stares into the hearts of both the hunter and the hunted. Who is safe when the urge to kill in order to survive blurs the line between man and monster?
At a time when vampires have become ubiquitous in popular culture, from juvenile novels and live-action films to anime, Shiki stands out for its deeply unsettling tension and suspense. The power of the okiagari, or corpse demons, continues to grow, threatening the existence of remote Sotobamura village. When sulky teenager Natsuno is killed by Toru, the vampire that was once his best friend, and adolescent Akira disappears, Dr. Ozaki seems to have lost his only allies in the battle against the demons. But the dedicated young physician and Natsuno are not so easily defeated, although junior monk Seishin falls under the spell of Susano, an ancient child-vampire who resembles a decayed Victorian doll. As Shiki builds to its conclusion, director Tetsuro Amino skillfully maintains the creepy atmosphere of the earlier episodes. He deftly uses warping backgrounds, dramatic lighting, sinister shadows, and unusual colors to heighten the drama. The war between the human villagers and the okiagari inevitably grows more violent, but Shiki never devolves into a gore fest. Like a volume of Edgar Allan Poe, Shiki is not an entertainment to enjoy alone late at night. But it is an arresting series that reenergizes an increasingly threadbare genre. (Rated TV MA: violence, violence against women, grotesque imagery, tobacco and alcohol use) --Charles Solomon
(13. Thirteenth Tragedy, 14. Fourteenth Death, 15. Fifteenth Deceit, 16. Sixteenth Skull, 17. Seventeenth Killing, 18, Eighteenth Night, 19. Nineteenth Coffin, 20. Twentieth Mourning and Offense, 21. Twenty-first Slaughter, Blood and Offense, 22. The Final Hunt)
Interesting ending... I was some how expecting something like Hellsing super powers having watched the anime without reading about it at all. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Nicholas Yates
I became addicted to the first season and couldn't wait to order the second.Published 7 months ago by youko1776
holy cow! This I would have to say, very good anime! But the ending will leave you with some question in the end.Published 8 months ago by Fan reader
So glad I was able to add this to my collection and complete this series.
I realize the SAVE bundle is coming out soon, but I had to have this. Read more
awesome show. super violent and a good ending for the show. took me a while to get into the art style and the characters, but after that it was all blood, guts, and death. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Angel
its came in good condition with no problem it is an excellent anime and it was amazing to watch and seePublished on September 16, 2013 by Mitchell
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|[aug1] amazon i will be buying this so keep price where it is....||
haha .. just buy it if you havent :-)
Sep 26, 2012 by Amazon Customer | See all 2 posts
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