Shiki: Part 2 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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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?
(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)
Top Customer Reviews
The storytelling in Shiki is amazing. The show has a gigantic cast, and yet somehow it manages to not only tell every story well, but it also manages to give depth to almost every character that crosses your screen. Even small, side stories carry emotional weight that, as the story builds, carry an emotional gut punch. This show is not interested in clear cut good and evil, and it is better for it. The monsters are humanized, given a depth that makes the audience conflicted in their feelings towards them, and the humans are shown to be just monstrous enough to make one question their motives. This is not an easy show to watch. As the story builds, and stories reach their crescendos, characters are exposed to brutal violence and death.
This is also a show with a good deal of restraint. There is almost zero fan service, and the violence, while at times extreme, is not extreme so much because of gore, but because of the emotional weight behind the actions.
The art in this show is stunning. Again, this show has an extremely large cast, and the art style gives each character their own flair and sets every person apart from one another. While the characters may at times appear odd (especially when it comes to the hair and eyes), each character is easily identifiable. The animation is smooth and beautiful, using simple techniques to create dread and suspense.Read more ›
The personalities set in play in Part 1 conclude their destinies. Each is well thought out. You may not like everything that happens to everyone, but you will be entertained and scared.
Yes, Shiki is a horror story. Bad things happen to good people, and also to bad people.
I was very impressed with the new ways of treating old storylines and the vampire genre. I will definitely watch it again and I suspect it will bear many viewings. The English dub is excellent: there were no mismatches of voice to character.
Bonus features: There are a couple of commentaries by some of the voice cast, which are good value in terms of hearing how they felt about the story. Nothing special, just worth listening to.
Quality of picture: Excellent
Quality of music: Generally about right. This is subjective: for some people, music constantly playing at a quite noticeable volume over the climactic scenes is unwelcome, but I watch a lot of anime and found it fine.
Voice cast: English cast - excellent. I briefly listened to the original but cannot rate it.
Bonus features: minimal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Randomly came across the opening to this series on youtube and decided to buy the series. I liked the series, loved the music and am glad to add it to my collection.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Consumer
Interesting ending... I was some how expecting something like Hellsing super powers having watched the anime without reading about it at all. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nicholas Yates
I became addicted to the first season and couldn't wait to order the second.Published 16 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 18 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 on March 29, 2014 by Angel