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Super Duper Mini Review


 Shiki is an anime adaptation of the manga version of Shiki.  The show produced by Daume and there are 22 episodes.  The show aired from July 2010 to December 2010.
 

Show Info

 
Genres: horror, mystery, supernatural
Themes: Tragedy, vampire
 
Plot Summary via Wikipedia
 

The story takes place in a particularly hot summer in the nineties, in a small quiet village called Sotoba. A series of mysterious deaths begin to spread in the village, at the same time when a strange family moves into the long abandoned Kanemasa mansion. Toshio Ozaki, dean of the only hospital in Sotoba, initially suspects an epidemic. But as investigations continue and the deaths begin to pile up, he becomes convinced that they are the work of the undead plaguing the village. A young man named Natsuno Yuuki, who hates living in the village, begins to be pursued and surrounded by death.

 
 

Pros and Cons

 Pros:
  • A fantastic haunting atmosphere.  As the show goes it, it gets even dark and creepier, which is great for a horror show.
  • A great cast that fits with the atmosphere perfectly.
  • One of those shows that you want to keep watching and don't want to stop.  You just want to know what happens after each episode.

Neutral:
  • While the show could have ended better, it felt like a solid one as well.  It's stuck in the middle of being good and bad.
 
Cons:
  • While the show does have that addictive factor, it does take some time to get the story rolling.
 

Final Thoughts

A fantastic horror show that's a little slow at first, but wants it starts rolling, you don't want to stop watching
 

Who is this for?

If you are a fan of supernatural and horror shows, this is a must watch.
 

Sources *Spoilers Abound*

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiki_%28light_novel%29
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11302
 

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Don't forget to check out my ongoing blog for my Super Duper Mini Reviews and my written reviews.            :) 

Q&A:

Q: What's a Super Duper Mini Review?
A: Well, since I'm done with long, written reviews for now, I decided to put a short list of what I liked and didn't like about the shows I watch.  For some info about the show like genre, plot summary, etc., I borrow (mainly copy and paste  :P) some info from Anime News Network, Wikipedia or the Anime Vice wiki.  So people wont think I'm plagiarizing, I do post sources.
 
Q:  Why are these blogs so short and half assed?
A:  Well, I want to put in as little effort as possible.  Why?  Cause I'm lazy.
 
Q:  Do you care if people don't read these?
A:  Kinda.  One of the main things that keeps me making these things is so I can spread the word of shows/mangas that people aren't aware of.
 
Q: Sometimes there a few or no cons, does that mean the show is perfect?
A: No.  Usually when I make these, I like to highlight the things I liked more then the negatives.  I'm one of those people who enjoys just about anything as long as it's entertaining.  I can easily look past a show's faults if I find enjoyment from it.  Remember, nothing is perfect.

 
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