Corpse Princess

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Corpse Princess (Japanese: 屍姫, Hepburn: Shikabane Hime) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiichi Akahito. Premiering in Monthly Shōnen Gangan on April 12, 2005, the series centers on the "Corpse Princess" Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who is hunting down 108 undead corpses in order to gain entry into heaven with the help of a secret society of anti-corpse Buddhist monks.

Corpse Princess
Shikabane Hime manga volume 1 cover.
(Shikabane Hime)
GenreAction, supernatural,[1] thriller[2]
Written byYoshiichi Akahito
Published bySquare Enix
English publisher
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Gangan
Original runApril 12, 2005August 12, 2014
Anime television series
Directed byMasahiko Murata
Produced byKeiichi Kashiwada
Tomoko Kawasaki
Nobuyuki Kurashige
Hiroyuki Yamaga
Written byShō Aikawa
Music byNorihito Sumitomo
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkAT-X
English network
Original run October 2, 2008 March 26, 2009
Episodes25 + OVA (List of episodes)

Feel and Gainax partnered together to adapt the series into a thirteen episode anime series. The first season, Aka (, Red), aired on October 2, 2008 on AT-X and finished on December 25, 2008. A second season, Kuro (, Black), aired between January and March 2009. The anime is licensed for North American distribution and release by Funimation, which has released the episodes in subtitled form as Shikabane Hime through various online distribution companies and through its own website.

The series made its North American television debut on the Funimation Channel on November 15, 2010.[3]



After being murdered, Makina Hoshimura turns into a living "Shikabane Hime" ("Corpse Princess"). Armed with dual MAC-11 submachine guns, she must kill 108 other Shikabane in order to gain entry into heaven. She is assisted in this task by Keisei Tagami, a Buddhist monk with links to an anti-corpse group known as the Kougon Sect. Her ultimate goal is to avenge the death of her family, by destroying the Shikabane known as the Seven Stars.




Makina Hoshimura (星村 眞姫那, Hoshimura Makina)
Voiced by: Nana Akiyama (Japanese); Luci Christian (English)
Makina appears as a sailor-uniformed high school girl with long purple hair tied with a red ribbon, and two braided pigtails that end in metal hoops. As a Shikabane Hime, Makina is tasked with killing 108 Shikabane to gain entrance to heaven; in the first volumes of the manga, there is a countdown of how many Shikabane she still has left to kill. She chooses to be a Hime in order to find who had killed her and her family.Ep. 6-7 She has formidable physical skills, and her weapons of choice are two Ingram MAC-11 submachine guns. Her Contracted Monk is Keisei Tagami. Later in the story, it is revealed that her family discovered the process of making a Shikabane Hime[volume & issue needed] and was killed by the Seven Stars who made Makina into a Shikabane.Ep. 10-13 She is annoyed that Ouri keeps showing up at her missions, and often tells him to stay away from the action.[1] But after Keisei dies, Ouri becomes her new Contracted Monk.Ep. 12
Ouri Kagami (花神 旺里, Kagami Ōri)
Voiced by: Tatsuya Hasome (Japanese); Aaron Dismuke (English)
A high school boy who was raised at Keisei Tagami's temple. He treats Keisei as his brother even though they are not blood related. Ouri often appears where Makina and the Shikabane are by following a mysterious black cat that talks with him. The temple kids nickname him Hanagami (anime dub translation: "wussy boy").Ep. 1, 4 Later on after Keisei's death, he becomes Makina's new Contracted Monk.Ep. 12 At the start of the anime series, he moves from the temple to try to live on his own, and takes on part-time jobs.Ep. 1
Keisei Tagami (田神 景世, Tagami Keisei)
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum (English)
Keisei Tagami is a Buddhist priest under the anti-Shikabane organization known as the Kougon Sect. He found Ouri Kagami as a three-year-old child and raised him at his temple orphanage.Ep. 1 Keisei was an orphan himself, raised by Makina Hoshimura's father. When the Hoshimura family was brutally murdered, he agreed to become Makina's Contracted Monk. He is something of a pervert, often placing "pervy anime posters", "zenbu-nose" figurines, and dirty magazines in Ouri's possessions.Ep. 1-4 At the end of the anime's first season he is mortally stabbed and then sacrifices himself to defeat Akasha. He then transfers his contract to Ouri.Ep. 11,12

Shikabane Hime


Anime and manga

Akira Toooka (遠岡 アキラ, Tōoka Akira)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (Japanese); Anastasia Munoz (English)
Sadahiro's cynical Shikabane Hime, who has dark hair and wears a light purple headband. She works at the bar that Ouri part-times at, and often hits Sadahiro to stop him from saying something stupid.Ep. 2, 6 Almost nothing is revealed about her past in the anime, except for her cause of death by a Shikabane. She fights using a sniper rifle. She is the only Shikabane Hime that is allowed to kill humans.Ep. 6-7 In Chapter 90 of the manga she is revealed to have lost her entire family to Shikabanes and sought out Sadahiro to put her former loved ones out of their misery. Sadahiro duly carried out her request, but she was fatally wounded by one of the Shikabanes in the process and then, for an unspecified reason, revived as a Shikabane Hime. Kohaku Hoshimura describes her as being fully committed to find salvation rather than seeing it as almost an afterthought like most Shikabane Himes do.
Minai Ruo (瑠翁 水薙生, Ruo Minai)
Voiced by: Yuka Hirata (Japanese); Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)
Isaki's Shikabane Hime noted for her green hair and her red butterfly hairclip that she wears on her left side.Ep. 2 Her weapon of choice is a pair of knuckled gauntlets.Ep. 2 She became a Shikibane Hime when she committed suicide after killing his boyfriend, and thinks that her existence is a form of punishment, although Ouri disagrees.Ep. 7 She grows close to Ouri, but before a relationship could be formed, Isaki was killed; despite Sadahiro's offer to help her transferring her bond to Ouri, she ultimately allowed herself to be terminated rather than taking up the offer or reverting to a rogue Shikabane.Ep. 8
In the OVA of Shikabane Hime, Minai's past of how she became a Shikabane Hime is revealed. Minai was abused by her boyfriend and killed him with a knife. She then committed suicide in remorse by jumping off a roof. Soon after, she came to life as a Shikabane Hime and the Kougon Sect got hold of her. She was intended to be Keisei's Shikabane Hime but Isaki volunteered to be her Contracted Monk. From the start, there was doubt as to whether or not Minai could be a Shikabane Hime because her contract was incomplete. Isaki and Minai had to have a bond before the contract or else it would be meaningless. Sadahiro and Akira were both sent to investigate, and it was later revealed that Isaki didn't lie about his having a bond with her; they had indeed met in the past when they were kids.
Saki Amase (天瀬 早季, Amase Saki)
Voiced by: Mika Kikuchi (Japanese); Monica Rial (English)
Rika's partnered Shikabane Hime. Saki is a 10-year-old mischievous girl with blonde hair who enjoys teasing Rika by sharing Rika's romantic feelings about her colleagues and is usually seen munching on chips or drinking juiceEp. 7. She was Rika's only childhood friend, and the two became very close due to Rika essentially living in isolation and Saki's cheerful, boyish behaviors. She was fatally injured when the fireworks they played in secret accidentally caused fire. Rika, after a dying Saki begged her for help, had Saki's body frozen until she is capable of undertaking the ritual to turn Saki into a Shikabane Hime. Moved by Rika's resolve to answer her plead and mitigate her regret for dying young, Saki became extremely protective of Rika. In the manga, her weapon of choice is a pair of axes, while in the anime, she uses a war hammer. Unlike other Shikabane Hime, her Contracted Monk happens to be one of the ten great holy families, which means that no ordinary Shikabane can defeat her.Ep. 8 In manga Chapter 63, after Rika is dismembered by Lee Li Hong, Saki merges with Rika to repair her body. Following Lee's termination, Saki returns control of the repaired body to Rika, thus passing on as her obsession of protecting Rika is fulfilled.
Itsuki Yamagami (山神 異月, Yamagami Itsuki)
Voiced by: Chise Nakamura (Japanese); Cherami Leigh (English)
Takamasa's Shikabane Hime with the very large pink bow at the back of her hair.Ep. 5 She died in an automobile accident and came back with the regret of not living the life of a teenage girl. She bonded with Takamasa because she thought he was a powerful monk and would help her get to Heaven faster. Unfortunately, Takamasa knew nothing about the Shikabane Hime before that. Regardless, the two continued to work as a team. During their time, they began to develop romantic feelings for each other. However, they were unable to act on them because Itsuki was a Shikabane Hime.[volume & issue needed] She fights with a pair of M945 Combat handguns. In the anime series, she joins Ouri's class as a transfer student, immediately trying to befriend him.Ep. 5
Kamika Todoroki (轟旗 神佳, Todoroki Kamika)
Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese); Terri Doty (English)
Takamine's Shikabane Hime. Nicknamed "The Sword Princess,"Ep. 12 Kamika has been referred to as the strongest Shikabane Hime not necessarily for the level of her strength, but her regret and will. She is typically seen wearing glasses and a button shirt like a secretary.Ep. 5 In manga, her mortal death came about when she ran into Shikabanes in her quest to challenge and defeat the strongest warrior in the world, which became her obsession as a Shikabane Hime. Late during the fall of Kougon Sect headquarters, she is given Ame no Murakumo no Tsurugi in order to kill Sugami Maen. Despite initially being decapitated by the King of Shikabanes, her determination prompted the spirit of the legendary sword to make her an avatar of Chika'eshi no Ōkami, the gate guardian to the world of the dead, allowing her to rematerialize one last time and deliver the killing blow in Chapter 79. Her obsession thus fulfilled and as dictated by her godhood, she vanishes from the mortal realm for good, being sacrificed willingly alongside a fatally-wounded Takamine to keep Sugami Maen sealed forever in the afterlife.
Touma Sawamiya (沢宮冬麻, Sawamiya Touma)
Umehara's Shikabane Hime (the sole one in manga) and having been so for more than a decade. Umehara calls her "S Monster from S Universe" because she often appears to derive pleasure from inflicting pains on him whenever he does something perverted, but the two of them in fact trust and care for each others deeply. She is most often seen armed with a staff although she is also proficient with various throwing and close-quarter combat weapons.
Flesh Backbone (フレッシュ=バックボーン, Furesshu Bakkubōn)
Voiced by: Aya Endō (Japanese); Alexis Tipton (English)
One of Umehara's Shikabane Hime in anime, who is as much an otaku as Umehara himself, although the two can have even more passionate arguments than normal Makina and otaku Keisei would have had over conflicts on two-dimensional vs. three-dimensional or doujinshi vs. figurines. In fact, she was a foreigner who had died in a plane accident on her way to Akihabara. The other Shikabane Hime of Umehara is Touma (who only appeared in the manga), who is away on a vacation of sorts and seems to strike fear in her Contracted Monk. She was the unknown female that was peeking outside Makina's cave, and she has brought news about her.

Manga only

Kanae Yatagi (八滝叶江, Yatagi Kanae)
A mature Shikabane Hime who only appeared in the manga with her younger partner, Sousetsu Kashio. She uses her whip to attack and tie down her enemies. Presumed to be dead.
Aki Asuka (飛鳥 堯, Asuka Aki)
A silent Shikabane Hime who is exclusive to the manga, her Contracted Monk is Takehiko Mutou, whom she agrees with his ideals of "killing Shikabane equals to salvation for their souls". Fights with a sniper rifle. Presumed to be killed along with Mutou and several others when they stayed behind to allow the survivors to escape from Hizuchi and Hazama.
Iroha Kisaragi (如月 いろは, Kisaragi Iroha)
The actual younger sister of her Contracted Monk, Jin Kisaragi. She uses a pair of sais in battle. She lets her body be ripped apart by Hazama in order to deliver a crippling blow. She was torn into shreds by an angered Hazama along with Jin, who stayed by her side till the end.
Anzu Chikazaki (千ヶ崎 杏, Chikazaki Anzu)
A quirky Shikabane Hime who always squabbled with her Contracted Monk, Nagatomo Kashin. She fights with a pair of sub-machine guns like Makina, she was the first to be killed when Hokuto decapitates her with a kick.
Uruko Baroque (潤子バロック, Uruko Baroku)
A flirtatious Shikabane Hime who would fight as long as her Contracted Monk, Hayashita Ayamitsu, said she could, as she is constantly craving for fights. She fights with a hand saw which she named "Britonian". She was eaten by Hizuchi after she lost her legs to him, but still managed to cripple him before that.
Mutsuha Mutsuhana (六ツ花 睦葉, Mutsuhana Mutsuha)
A young Shikabane Hime who is always seen wearing western clothes and a hat, she gets upset whenever her Contracted Monk, Hayatate Touto, starts his binge on alcoholic drinks. Her weapon is a chain connected to a shield at both ends, used to shield her allies from afar and could even be used as a flail. Presumed to be killed with the others.


Shuuji Isaki (伊佐木 修二, Isaki Shūji)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese); Mike McFarland (English)
The Contracted Monk of Minai Ruo. He has a shaved head with two slash marks on his left cheek.Ep. 2 He is ambitious and aspires to advance in the Kougon Sect.Ep. 7 He tends to order Minai around disparagingly.Ep. 2, 3, 7 In the OVA it has revealed a little of his past and his hatred for his older brother. Isaki was made a contracted monk due to his brother's contacts. He intended to use Minai to kill his older brother, and claim the reasons that Minai killed his brother was because he was unholy and became a Shikabane. Isaki and Minai both knew they did not have a bond, but before Minai would turn into a Shikabane, he wanted to become higher status to be even higher than Keisei and even be the main monks, to bring down his brother. In the end, both Minai and Isaki accomplished to have a bond, but it turns out that they had a bond because they had a met a long time ago. In Isaki's family store, which young Minai went to frequently as a child. Isaki doesn't show compassion for Minai, but he actually did care for her.
Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (Japanese); Anthony Bowling (English)
A monk that works in the Kougon Sect. He does not have a Shikabane Hime, but joins on the missions as the Inspector to observe the pairs.Ep. 1 He is later called to observe Ouri to see that he isn't getting involved in the Sect's matters.Ep. 5 Like Shuuji, he has a shaved head, but does not have slash marks on his face.Ep. 1
Sadahiro Mibu (壬生 貞比呂, Mibū Sadahiro)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese); Eric Vale (English)
The Contracted Monk of Akira Toooka, and is working undercover to keep an eye on Ouri and Keisei.Ep. 6 At the start of the series, he is introduced as Ouri's boss at the Parthenon bar.Ep. 2-3 He is a bit laid back. He was former roommates with Keisei Tagami and Akasha Shishidou.Ep. 6
Rika Aragami (荒神 莉花, Aragami Rika)
Voiced by: Saeko Chiba (Japanese); Cynthia Cranz (English)
Rika Aragami is the sole female Contracted Monk in the Kougon Sect. She has light short hair and often goes about her business with her shirt unbuttoned, showing her well-endowed chest in a black bra. She is a Gon Sojo who works at the district office.Ep. 4 She is one of the ten Great Holy Families, which are the descendants of the ten senior disciples of the Founder and obligated to become Contracted Monk to a Shikabane Hime.Ep. 4, 8 She is an expert in medicines, both traditional and modern, partially due to her family background and is almost never seen without Saki Amase, her Shikabane Hime.
Akasha Shishidou (鹿堂赤紗, Shishido Akasha)
Voiced by: Mitsuru Miyamoto (Japanese); Josh Grelle (English)
Known as the Traitor Monk, he was formerly a high-ranking monk in the Kougon Sect. He was in charge of the Suppression Unit but his squad was annihiliated and his Shikabane Hime was torn in two. A week later, he killed his Hime and stole some of the scriptures from the Temple. He believes that the Hime are being manipulated by the Sect into murdering their own kind. He gathers the blood of 108 people who have died and become Shikabane and uses that to invoke his advanced zadan techniques.Ep. 5-7 In manga he assisted Ōzei no Kegare in bringing Sugami Maen back to mortal realm seemingly out of the sole desire of destroying Kougon Sect. After Sugami Maen's defeat, he throws his lot with Kohaku Hoshimura as the latter takes over the Kougon Sect, with a more apparent agenda involving his lost Shikabane Hime.
Takamasa Sougi (送儀 嵩征, Sōgi Takamasa)
Voiced by: Tokuyoshi Kawashima (Japanese); Joel McDonald (English)
The Contracted Monk of Itsuki Yamagami.Ep. 5 In manga, this otherwise highly-gifted monk is in a constant struggle trying to determine what to do with his relationship with Ituski- initially viewing her as nothing more than just an average girl given supernatural attributes, when he hesitated to fight a close-friend-turned-Shikabane, he not only ended up almost killed by the Shikabane but also caught Ituski with the same cursed expression, realizing that no victim of becoming a Shikabane is safe from its corrupting influence, and that Shikabane Himes have the same destructive potential as their enemies and must never be treated as regular human beings. Both he and Itsuki try to prevent Ouri from making a similar mistake with Makina, but at the same time their actions show signs that they want Ouri to prove them wrong.[volume & issue needed] Takamasa often fights alongside Itsuki using a bow and arrow.Ep. 5-6 In the anime series, he joins Ouri's school as a new health teacher, and assumes the title of Genpaku in the Kougon Sect, the youngest to do so at age 19.Ep. 5
Sougen Takamine (高峰 宗現, Takamine Sougen)
Voiced by: Hidenori Nakamura (Japanese); Kent Williams (English)
The Sojo (leader) of the district. The Contracted Monk of Kamika Tomoroki and the former mentor of Keisei Tagami.Ep. 5 In manga, he ends up fatally wounded by Keito during the final battle against Sugami Maen and uses his last remaining strength protecting Kougon Sect survivors from the King of Shikabanes' hell fire so that he can die alongside Kamika, in the end willingly sacrificed alongside his Shikabane Hime in fulfilment of her new role as a gate guardian to the world of the dead.
Kanechika Umehara (梅原 鉦近, Umehara Kanechika)
Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (Japanese); Christopher Bevins (English)
One of the Six Sojos and a colleague of Takamine, he is the contracted monk of Touma Sawamiya and (in anime only) Flesh Backbone as well as the mentor for Takamasa and later Ouri. He is well-known both for being willing to frequently participate in field combat despite his high status and for his perverted disposition. He does also have the reputation of being well versed in Shikabanes.
In Chapter 96 of the manga he was erased from existence by the deified Kohaku Hoshimura, and his bond with Touma along with him. While he was restored following Kohaku's defeat, Touma's regret/obsession was not and Touma herself is thus lost forever, leading Umehara, wracked with guilt over failing to help her find salvation, to leave the Kougon Sect in the epilogue.



Ōzei no Kegare


Ōzei no Kegare (大群, おおぜいのけがれ) is an unusually-large and -organized group of Shikabanes dedicated to resurrecting their "King" and eventually bringing about the "Land of the Dead", where the living cannot pass on when they die but become Shikabanes. To facilitate the resurrection of their King, a ritual must be performed by five Hierarchs, the most powerful Shikabanes in existence and one of them currently being of the Seven Stars. This group serve as the primary antagonists for over the first 17 volumes of the manga.

Sugami Maen (崇神 魔縁, スガミ マエン)
The supreme leader ("King") of Ōzei no Kegare and formerly an emperor in ancient Japan. After being deposed and exiled, he attempted to make amends with the new emperor but was rebuffed. Snubbed, he became a vengeful spirit upon his death, and despite him being later venerated into godhood in a futile attempt to placate his anger, his hatred for all things living remains unabated. When he was reborn in Chapter 21, he renounced his human identity and adopted his current name. Despite his initial success in destroying Kougon Sect's headquarters, his dream of Hell on Earth is ultimately thwarted when he is banished from the mortal realm again by Kamika Todoroki wielding Ame no Murakumo no Tsurugi in Chapter 79.
Keito (計都, ケイト)
One of the five current Hierarchs. The top samurai of an ancient Japanese emperor, he is the oldest Shikabane in existence (having been one for over 800 years), and his loyalty to Sugami Maen is both unwavering and unrivaled. Already renown for archery while he was alive, as an undead he has acquired an ability to control blood at will, most notably shaping it into arrows and launching them at his enemies with tremendous power. When Sugami Maen is banished to the world of the dead again, Keito willingly allows himself to be sealed alongside so that he can continue to serve his liege in the afterlife.
Devlort Aegis (ディフロト・アイギス, Difflot Aigis)
One of the five current Hierarchs. The only surviving heir of one of the strongest families of vampire in Europe who had an appearance of a young man with an aura of nobility, he came to Japan not out of any admiration for the former Japanese emperor but to learn the secret of kingship from him and then to restore his family to its former glory. He is often accompanied by his vassal, Gregorio, an older brother figure whom he calls "Rio" for short. His powers grew immensely large as he completely drains the blood of a dying Gregorio, which awakens Aegis's full potential as a vampire. Despite that power, he was quickly subdued and sealed in a coffin for "future negotiations".
Lee Li Hong (リオン・リン, Leon Lin)
One of the five current Hierarchs. A Chinese Shikabane who uses her Taoist curses in battle, her source of magic are ten silver rings that protect her from dying in 10 ways, in the range of burning, drowning/suffocation, freezing, electrocution, poison, illness, starvation and death from projectiles, blunt and sharp weapons. She stayed behind during the early portion of the Sugami Maen Arc and only went on the offense after Sugami Maen was successfully brought back to the mortal realm.
When she was alive in ancient China, she was nearly eaten by hungry villagers driven mad by famine. Escaping into a valley, she fell off and was left to die until she met a "Chinese Immortal", who in reality is just a Shikabane. Forced to make a decision between becoming his slave or getting devoured by him, Li Hong chose enslavement out of her aversion of death and was then converted into a Shikabane like him. She secretly learned his curse while being a slave, however, and finally killed him once she mastered everything. Since then, Li Hong lived a whimsical life killing people for amusement.
Her major weakness, however, is self-harm/suicide, a form of death she had no concept of and therefore never developed any curse to protect against. This is capitalized during the fall of Kougon Sect headquarters in Chapter 63 by Saki Amase when the Shikabane Hime took Lee's right hand to repair the body of Rika Aragami (whom, after getting cut in half by Lee, Saki merged with to save) and then thrusted the hand through Lee's skull, destroying her brain and killing her. In her final moment she realizes that, despite having always been driven by her unwavering desire to avoid death, she has never had anything to live for.
Milam Partho (ミラム・バルドゥ, Milam Bardo)
One of the five current Hierarchs. An Indian Shikabane based on the goddess Kali who has her own cult because of her powers, beauty and charisma.
With her eyes constantly closed and dressed in a revealing sari, Milam was a mysterious Shikabane who is graceful and terrifying at the same time, being very well mannered like the "Kumari" she was treated back in her cult.
Her abilities includes mind control and usage of illusions, which she can only use with a special powder made from mummified corpses, her nightmarish illusions are strong enough to even corrode the flesh. Her proficiency with a pair of scimitars she hides under her skirt is equally high as well.
Gregorio Vlaupnir (グレゴリオ・ヴラウブニル, Gregorio Vlauppnil)
A vassal to Aegis and his family, which he served for over 300 hundred years and he fights with a rapier, although a Shikabane, Gregorio strictly obeys a code of chivalry and would do anything to help his current master, Aegis, regain control of the world like how his family used to in the past.
He died shielding a fatal attack meant for Aegis, his blood was then sucked dry from his dying body by Aegis via Gregorio's own dying request.

Seven Stars


The Seven Stars are a group of seven Shikabane who work together for their common cause. They kill humans as well as other Shikabanes and even oppose the Kougon sect. Each member has seven stars of the Big Dipper constellation carved into their skin. They were responsible for killing Makina and her family.Ep. 10-13

Hokuto (北斗(ほくと))
Voiced by: Chika Fujimura (Japanese); Brina Palencia (English)
The 7th star of the group,[episode needed] appearing as a girl with short silver hair and a scar down the left side of her cheek.Ep. 10 A special Shikabane who has seemingly no regrets, obsessions or even nature within her. Her death however, makes her one of the most dangerous, yet powerful undead being around. She was raised as a sacrifice, born to be killed as a child. She never experienced grief, pain, sadness or even happiness. Right after being killed, she is reborn as a Shikabane. She escaped with Hazama in the final episode, but is tracked down by Makina and Ouri. The series ends with her and Makina continuing their battle, with Makina saying that she will make Hokuto remember what it means to be alive.[episode needed] In manga, she in her former life was one of many girls sold to a village as a vassal of Miroku Bosatsu; she initially believed her arrival at the village to be some pre-ordained destiny, only to find out that she like all the girls before her was to be either starved to death when the local harvest went well or killed when the harvest went poorly. After her lynching for the perceived crime of failing to protect the village, she became a Shikabane in Chapter 95 and, during a chance encounter and subsequent killing of a Hoshimura ancestor, foresaw her pre-ordained destiny with Makina. It is further elaborated in Chapter 109 that her obsession is absolute dedication, which, ironically, is better fulfilled by Makina's drive for vengeance than even the companionship of the Seven Stars. Having lost to Makina in a duel for the last time in the same chapter, she embraces Makina as the latter administers the coup de grâce.
Hazama (狭間(ハザマ))
Voiced by: Toru Ohkawa (Japanese); Christopher Sabat (English)
The 1st star of the group.[episode needed] Hazama has giant centipedes for arms. At first glance, most assume that he was the leader of the Seven Stars. In reality, he is the right hand of the true leader, Hokuto.Ep. 10 He is responsible for the ambush that led to the death of Akasha's Shikibane Hime. After his plan to use Hokuto to assault the Kougon Sect fails he escapes with her in the final episode.[episode needed] In the manga he took over from Hokuto the role of Hierarch out of concern for Hokuto's potentially violent behaviors towards other Hierarchs should they actually meet one another. In Chapter 94, he is revealed to be a centipede from an ancient era that became a Shikabane after consuming cursed blood of fallen soldiers on battlefield. He eventually came across a village that was a failed "civilization experiment" of the Hoshimuras and found a shrine maiden that would eventually become Hokuto. He ended up being attracted to Hokuto for her apparent ability to see the nature of the universe and formed the Seven Stars to promote her as the "Ultimate Shikabane". He only finds out in Chapter 109 that, in putting Hokuto onto a pedestal, the Seven Stars end up denying her the intimacy that she longs for. He subsequently asks to be finished off and buried next to Hokuto in hope of realizing both his obsession and devotion to her in the afterlife.
Ena (重無(エナ))
Voiced by: Michi Niino (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English)
The 5th star of the group.[episode needed] He appears as an androgynous boy- his body actually belonged to his sculpture model, who he strangled to death after he was enraged by the boy's injuries (thus, in his mind, a blemish on the boy's beauty). In anime, he is able to possess a person by touching themEp. 11, 12, and his curse allows him to switch from one corpse to another, as long as they are nearby. When he was alive he was an artist who slashed his paintings, killed his models, and finally committed suicide. He was killed by Makina Hoshimura.[episode needed] In manga, he became specifically obsessed with what he sees as beauty in a futile struggle against death and, because his obsession is foreign to his current body, can regenerate from even physical damage to his brain. He is able to instill evil spirits into corpses to reanimate and even mutate them into the likenesses of those spirits in their former lives- this ability extends to a lesser extent to Shikabane Himes in the form of manipulating their bodies for a short period of time. He directly participated in Makina's mortal death and comes into conflict with her again when he attempts to corrupt the ground of Ouri's school into a prototype hell in support of Sugami Maen's scheme. In Chapter 33, his obsession is overwhelmed by Makina's sheer desire to exterminate the Seven Stars and, having been turned into the very beauty he seeks to recreate due to her aggression, weakened and then destroyed shortly afterwards.
Isaka (忌逆(イサカ))
Voiced by: Takaya Hashi (Japanese); T.A. Taylor (English)
The 3rd star of the group. Known for his ability to open portals.[episode needed] In manga he was a wealthy man who futilely entertained himself by kidnapping and trapping strangers in his mansion to be eaten by his pet tiger. His mortal death at Hokuto's hands became a moment of liberation from utter boredom, leading to his reanimation. As an undead he is capable of creating and then freely-manipulating dungeons shaped in the image of his mansion. In Chapter 47 he attempts to intercept Kougon Sect troops on their way to assassinate Sugami Maen by trapping them in his dungeons but proves unable to contain Makina's obsession-driven strength, and he is terminated before another dungeon could be conjured up to trap her again.
Izuwa (雷輪(イズワ))
The 4th star of the group in manga. He is capable of using cursed telephone transmission to drive his victims to suicide and possessing the cellphones of his victims to create decoys of him. He uses the first ability as a venue to collect blood from his dying victims, which would become cursed as the said victims expire; after being weakened by Keisei via the destruction of both the cellphone he uses as a medium and the container for the blood he collected, he was terminated by Makina in Chapter 9.
Hizuchi (歪質(ヒズチ))
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese); Jerry Jewell (English)
The 2nd star of the group. In anime, Ouri's mother was responsible for his death, and therefore he was determined to make Ouri pay for what happened to him. He was killed by Ouri and Makina.[episode needed] In manga, he was a terminal cancer patient who was unable to eat any solid food due to his illness-induced pains. He is therefore obsessed with eating as a Shikabane, and his weak point is in fact his mouth rather than his brain; his ultimate goal behind joining the Seven Stars is to eat Hokuto. He can also temporarily strengthen his arms and legs in order to overpower his preys. He is terminated by Kohaku Hoshimura in Chapter 84 after the latter raids the Seven Stars' hideout following the defeat of Sugami Maen.
Toya (頭屋(トーヤ))
Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese); Jamie Marchi (English)
The 6th star of the group. The most bizarre looking of the Seven Stars. She appears to be a man covered in a coat, but where a head should be, there is a cluster of balloons. Her curse allows her to manipulate the minds of people. She can also place balloons on people that cause their happiness to grow, until it reaches its peak. At that point, the person dies. It is revealed near the end that Toya was a little girl from a very poor family. One day, she and her parents suddenly went to an amusement park for a fun day before they committed suicide. As a result, Toya views death as happiness. She eventually questions herself about her happiness, causing her own balloon to pop and kill her.[episode needed]
Her manga original has a background largely consistent with that of her anime counterpart except for the exact circumstance of her mortal death, which is left ambiguous (Hazama is completely unconvinced that her parents actually committed suicide after murdering her). She is not involved in much fighting until after Kohaku Hoshimura resurfaces and starts hunting down the Seven Stars. With only herself, Hazama, and Hokuto still remaining and all of them badly maimed, she allows herself to be consumed by Hazama in Chapter 86 in order to restore the latter's strength.
Kowaku (湖惑(コワク))
Voiced by: Yuki Hayashi (Japanese); Bob Carter (English)
He wears a white robe, a yellow vest and pants, and a large ball necklace. He is able to transform his body into a purplish gas so his weakness of a brain is not apparent.Ep 11, 12 The 4th star of the group in the television series, replacing Izuwa.[episode needed] At the end off the first season of the anime television series, he gets the zadan technique Lotus Flower from Akasha, but he is eventually killed by Makina Hoshimura when she finds and the destroys the necklace ball that houses his brain.Ep. 12

Other characters

Kohaku Hoshimura (星村黒白, ほしむら こはく)
Twin brother of Makina Hoshimura. Talented to the point of attaining the rank of Sojo at an age of 5, Kougon Sect had high hope that he would one day become Dai Sojo as an adult until the Seven Stars massacred the Hoshimura Clan, with him thought to have died along with the rest of his family. He resurfaced before Makina after the defeat of Sugami Maen, however, taking over Kougon Sect with the agenda of ending the use and existence of Shikabane Himes.
Riko (理子)
Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese); Stephanie Young (English)
Riko is the director and matron of the Dai-Rin House, the temple orphanage where Ouri and Keisei grew up.Ep. 1
Mizuki Inuhiko (犬彦瑞樹, Inuhiko Mizuki)
Voiced by: Fuyuka Oura (Japanese); Clarine Harp (English)
Ouri's classmate and friend who is a girl. She is serious and observant, and is involved in the student council where she aspires to become president next year. She often physically hits Hiroshige Ushijima whenever he acts girl-crazy. She is often seen with something in her mouth resembling a cigarette.Ep. 1, 3, 4
Hiroshige Ushijima (牛島尋維, Ushijima Hiroshige)
Voiced by: Tooru Nara (Japanese); Micah Solusod (English)
Ouri's classmate and friend who openly expresses his love for girls.Ep. 1, 4, 5, 9
Sumitori (墨鳥)
Voiced by: Masayuki Shouji (Japanese); Sean Michael Teague (English)
Ouri's classmate and friend. He is very innocent and oblivious to the world of Shikabane.Ep. 1, 7 He is on the kendo team.Ep. 3
Black Cat (ブラックキャット, Burakku Kyatto)
Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese); Greg Ayres (English)
A mysterious black cat spirit that appears only to Ouri to talk to him and to beckon him to follow it, leading to his encounters with the Shikabane and Makina.Ep. 1-4 The cat resembles a pet kitten that Ouri cherished as a child which died after being hit by a vehicle. Makina is also able to see the cat. In later episodes, the cat reveals itself to be harboring multiple souls.Ep. 9 In Chapter 91 of the manga it is revealed that the cat was made up of 11 children who Ouri's mother had kidnapped trying to fulfill her attachment to this world: to hold her child in her hands. Resentful that they were taken from their own mothers and that Ouri survived while they didn't, they originally planned to slowly compel Ouri to give up everything he holds dear one by one but are eventually able to reconcile with the fact that Ouri, unable to comprehend anything that had transpired at the time and then abandoned by his Shikabane mother once he grew past the toddler stage, is just as much of a victim as they are. After Ouri expresses his desire to embrace them, they forgive him and transfer their power to Ouri, having found salvation and passing on afterwards.
Its anime characterization, who also narrates the anime next episode previews, remains largely consistent with its manga portrayal. Near the end of the series, the cat reveals its true nature with the help of a foe Shikabane who was once a fellow orphan along with Ouri. Later, the cat is revealed as a metaphor for Ouri actually being part Shikibane himself. It is not known how he became this way, but that after transforming into a Shikibane after realizing this, the separate entity that his subconscious had become, eventually fades away as well.[volume & issue needed]
Nozomi Kasuga (春日望, Kasuga Nozomi)
Voiced by: Miki Maruyama (Japanese); Tia Ballard (English)
A classmate of Ouri, nicknamed Omune-sama or "Breast Goddess". In the first chapter of the manga she and a few other students visit a "man-eating house" where she is attacked and injured by a group of robbers-turned Shikabanes.[a] She is saved by Makina, and since then she has developed a fascination with her and death.Ep. 9 In the anime, she is manipulated by Toya because they both thought death was beautiful. Toya's power transforms Kasuga, causing her to become more direct and eventually lead her to kill people at her school, until Ouri and Makina stopped her and Toya. However, they were unable to save Kasuga's life. With her last breath, she asked Ouri to make her into a Shikabane Hime. Her last wish goes unfulfilled as she didn't meet the requirements.[episode needed]
Her manga original, in contrast, never met Toya but ends up captured during the fall of Kougon Sect headquarters and force fed a parasite that is in the process of corrupting her brain when she is rescued by Ouri. Unable to save her conventionally but unwilling to put her further in harms way by turning her into a Shikabane Hime (conversion to which this version can undergo), Ouri asks his telekinesis-capable ally to remove the parasite directly. The removal of the parasite, while successful, is implied to have caused trauma to her brain and left her without any memory of Ouri. She is shown to be recovering from her wounds but otherwise living a normal life in the manga's epilogue.


Shikabane ()
Sometimes referred to as Corpses. When a person dies with a powerful regret or obsession, they may become a Shikabane. As a Shikabane, they are undead but retain some degree of memory and intelligence. They may appear to be human but often transform into monsters. Shikabane are given superhuman strength and a unique ability or attribute called a Curse. Shikabane have no feeling towards the living and tend to kill them as driven by their regret or obsession. A Shikabane can be killed by destroying their brains or inflicting damage faster than they can regenerateEp. 13, and most that do not have any particularly-strong motivation tend to degenerate over a period of seven to eight years, at the end of which their obsessions become all but forgotten and the undead themselves thus cease to exist.[4]
Shikabane Hime (屍姫)
Shikabane Hime are Shikabane that follow the Kougon Sect and chose to reject their regrets and obsessions. So far they appear to have been young girls/women in their previous lives, and retain this human form. Each of them is partnered with a monk, who provides them with life energy called Rune (霊気) that allows them to heal their wounds and regenerate.Ep. 4, 13 In exchange, the Shikabane Hime protect their partner. Their mission is to hunt and kill rogue Shikabane. Once they destroy 108 Shikabane, they fulfill their contract and can supposedly go to Heaven. Outside of Akira who was somehow granted an exception, they are not allowed to kill humans. If their partner monk dies and a replacement is not forthcoming, however, the Shikabane Hime usually die or become a rogue Shikabane.Ep. 8, 13
Contracted Monk (契約僧)
Contracted Monks are the soldier monks in the Kougon Sect. They provide their life energy called Rune to their Shikabane Hime which helps her heal in battle. They also support her during battles. The one who unifies the contracted monks in their district is known as a Guardian (守護).Ep. 13
Sojo (僧正)
The Kougon Sect has several named positions, with Dai Sojo (大僧正) (currently Kamiu) at the very top and Gon Dai Sojo (権大僧正) (currently Shiou) as second in command. The Six Sojo (六僧正) head each of the districts. The position ranks after that are: Gon Sojo (権僧正) (such as Rika Aragami), Sho Sojo (少僧正) (such as Takamasa Sougi), Gon Sho Sojo (権少僧正), and Dai Sozu (大僧都) (such as Shuuji Isaki).Ep. 4-7,13 Keisei was promoted from Sho Sojo to Gon Sojo when he died in the line of duty.Ep. 13 Genpaku, such as Takamasa Sougi, also travel to the different Sect's districts;Ep. 4-7
A Curse is a unique power that a Shikabane possess. Generally, it has something to do with their obsession or regret. Some Shikabane have very strong Curses that are not easily defeated by the Shikabane Hime or the Monks.Ep. 7
A monk who acts as support for Contracted Monks. They usually do not have a contract of their own.Ep. 1 They are also in charge of funeral arrangements of martyred monks.Ep. 13
Shuhou and Shojou factions
Two factions within the Kougon sect. The Shujou faction is led by the Gon Dai Sojo, and does not like the use of the Shikabane Hime. Meanwhile the Shohou faction employs the Shikabane Hime.Ep. 11





The manga was serialized in Japan from April 12, 2005 to August 12, 2014[5] in Monthly Shōnen Gangan. Individual chapters have been collected and published tankōbon volumes by Square Enix.[6] The first volume was released on August 22, 2005;[7] as of November 2014, twenty-three volumes have been released.[8] A limited edition version of volume 17 including a drama CD was released in April 2012.[6][9] Yen Press announced during their Anime Expo 2015 panel that they have licensed the manga in a digital format.[10]

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 August 22, 2005[7]4-7575-1506-5October 27, 2015[11]978-0-316-35469-1
2 February 22, 2006[12]4-7575-1626-6December 29, 2015[13]978-0-316-35471-4
3 August 22, 2006[14]4-7575-1738-6February 23, 2016[15]978-0-316-39309-6
4 December 22, 2006[16]4-7575-1824-2April 26, 2016[17]978-0-316-39312-6
5 May 22, 2007[18]978-4-7575-2016-5June 28, 2016[19]978-0-316-39314-0
6 October 22, 2007[20]978-4-7575-2134-6August 30, 2016[21]978-0-316-35711-1
7 February 22, 2008[22]978-4-7575-2220-6October 25, 2016[4]978-0-316-35713-5
8 June 21, 2008[23]978-4-7575-2301-2December 20, 2016[24]978-0-316-36177-4
9 September 22, 2008[25]978-4-7575-2379-1February 28, 2017[26]978-0-316-36179-8
10 January 22, 2009[27]978-4-7575-2472-9April 25, 2017[28]978-0-316-36180-4
11 July 22, 2009[29]978-4-7575-2605-1June 27, 2017[30]978-0-316-36181-1
12 January 22, 2010[31]978-4-7575-2777-5August 29, 2017[32]978-0-316-36182-8
13 July 22, 2010[33]978-4-7575-2933-5October 31, 2017[34]978-0-316-55268-4
14 December 22, 2010[35]978-4-7575-3084-3December 26, 2017[36]978-0-316-55270-7
15 June 22, 2011[37]978-4-7575-3250-2February 27, 2018[38]978-0-316-55271-4
16 November 22, 2011[39]978-4-7575-3386-8April 24, 2018[40]978-0-316-55310-0
17 April 21, 2012[41][9]978-4-7575-3549-7
978-4-7575-3499-5 (SE)
June 26, 2018[42]978-0-316-55311-7
18 October 22, 2012[43]978-4-7575-3723-1August 28, 2018[44]978-0-316-55312-4
19 April 22, 2013[45]978-4-7575-3937-2October 30, 2018[46]978-1-9753-2707-1
20 October 22, 2013[47]978-4-7575-4032-3November 12, 2018[48]978-1-9753-2820-7
21 March 22, 2014[49]978-4-7575-4240-2February 26, 2019[50]978-1-9753-2822-1
22 August 22, 2014[51]978-4-7575-4386-7April 30, 2019[52]978-1-9753-2824-5
23 November 22, 2014[8]978-4-7575-4468-0June 25, 2019[53]978-1-9753-2826-9



Produced by Feel and Gainax, Shikabane Hime: Aka (屍姫 赫, Corpse Princess: Red) is a thirteen episode anime adaptation of the manga series. It premiered in Japan on AT-X on October 2, 2008.[54] The episodes also air on BS11, Chiba TV, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, TV Kanagawa and TV Saitama. The opening and ending themes, "Beautiful fighter" and "My story", had a single release from angela on November 12, 2008.[55]

The series is licensed for North American distribution and release by Funimation Entertainment which is releasing the series as Shikabane Hime. On October 24, 2008, the thirteen episodes began airing online with English subtitles through Funimation's official YouTube, Joost, and channels, with higher end downloadable versions released on the company's own website.[56] Funimation noted that they hope this relatively quick release through online means will help prevent piracy. Traditionally, according to the president of Funimation Entertainment Gen Fukunaga, "by the time a licensing deal is signed to bring a series from Japan to the U.S. the episodes are already available as illegal downloads."[57] On January 18, 2011, British anime distributor Manga Entertainment announced that they will release the first season Aka, on DVD in 2011.[58]

A second season, titled Shikabane Hime: Kuro (屍姫 玄, Corpse Princess: Black), aired in Japan between January and March 2009.[59] Episode 26 of the series, or Kuro 13, was released as a DVD only episode in August 2009.[60]


  1. ^ In the anime series, Nozomi and the students visit a haunted abandoned building and face a corpse that has money on it that turns into a monster.Ep. 9



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