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New Anime Summer 2010 Spotlights: Shiki - Corpse Demon

More sneak peeking at the next season, even before all of the spring shows air in Japan!

 I asked the #AnimeVice IRC channel (on irc.irchighway.net!) what I should do my next summer spotlight on, and user Void_Wizard suggested I do something "gruesome." What could be simpler?
 
  
  
Title: Shiki - Corpse Demon
Genre: Horror/Mystery
Based On: A novel series by Fuyumi Ono (Twelve Kingdoms, Ghost Hunt)
Studio: Doumu
URL: http://www.okiagari.net

Story:

Natsuno Yuuki is forced to move from his pleasant city to a quiet, presumably boring village called Sotoba, where there also is a hospital helmed by one Toshio Ozaki. Shortly thereafter, the Kirishiki family moves into a abandoned old mansion and shortly thereafter begin the mysterious deaths. The story revolves around Toshio and Natsuno as they deal with the deaths that surround them.

Notable:

  • First and foremost, this will be Gackt's first regular role in an anime series, as he plays a member of the strange Kirishiki family.
  • The man in charge is Tetsurou Amino, best known for directing Macross 7, the SD Gundam OVAs, and the recent Lupin III: The Last Job special.
  • Yasuharu Takanashi will be composing music-- he's worked on titles like Naruto, Fairy Tail, and Gantz, so you should expect a pretty solid BGM. 
 

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Sounds a little bit up the alley of Higurashi fans to me, although with perhaps a little less by way of moe harem. I loved the J.C. Staff anime adaptation of author Fuyumi Ono's Ghost Hunt, so I'm looking forward to Shiki-- even though horror really doesn't do it for me most of the time. How about you?
metalsnakezeroon April 19, 2010 at 2:44 p.m.
Has a strange character design, may look in to it. 
CrazyCanuckon April 19, 2010 at 2:50 p.m.
I loved Ghost Hunt!!!!! Yes, yes, yes I hear you "The anime and the source material are different!"  DON'T CARE!  I'm not a horror fan but I can make an exception for this.  
Void_Wizardon April 19, 2010 at 3:26 p.m.
I'm interested hopefully it turns out to be good!
MoonStormon April 19, 2010 at 7:16 p.m.
@gia said: 
 'Sounds a little bit up the alley of Higurashi fans to me'
Yep, that's me I will most definitely check this show out.
Sigueon April 19, 2010 at 9:55 p.m.
I'm not really sure if I'd put Macross 7 on my resume, but we'll see how this turns out...

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