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Destiny of the Shrine Maiden 

Kannazuki no miko (original title)
The highborn Himemiya Chikane is cool and aloof, the perfect young lady of good breeding. Kurusegawa Himeko is devoted to her, and secretly her friend. Their lives are undisturbed in their ... See full summary »
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Friday, December 10, 2004
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Noriko Shitaya ...
 Himeko Kurusegawa (12 episodes, 2004)
Ayako Kawasumi ...
 Chikane Himemiya (12 episodes, 2004)
Junji Majima ...
 Soma Oogami (12 episodes, 2004)
Michelle Ruff ...
 Chikane Himemiya (12 episodes, 2004)
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 Himeko Kurusugawa (12 episodes, 2004)
Steve Staley ...
 Soma Ogami (12 episodes, 2004)
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The highborn Himemiya Chikane is cool and aloof, the perfect young lady of good breeding. Kurusegawa Himeko is devoted to her, and secretly her friend. Their lives are undisturbed in their school, until an ancient evil suddenly rears its head. To combat it, Chikane and Himeko must take on the roles of shrine maidens of the Moon and Sun.

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1 October 2004 (Japan)  »

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Destiny of the Shrine Maiden  »

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JPY 52,500,000 (estimated)
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The original Geneon DVDs released in the USA included a pencil board with each volume. See more »

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Spoofed in Mikokosu!: Kosupurerezu (2009) See more »

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Agony
by KOTOKO
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True love is forever...
6 January 2007 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

This has to be probably one of the best anime series I've seen in the past six years; not because of the action (of which it has a plausible amount to share), but because of the intricate and beautiful story line that is built up carefully along the 12 episodes that this wonderful experience lasts. This anime is in most of its composition a heart-touching romantic plot, meaning that most adrenaline lovers out there will surely be turned down from going any further than the first 3 episodes or so. But for those who enjoy the ride and stay until the end, they will surely be rewarded with more than they could ever expect.

"Kannazuki no miko" is a love story anime that is worth noticing over other series and definitely pays off for those who truly appreciate it. There are also other aspects to relish about it, such as some of its cultural references towards the Japanese folklore or its majestic use of ambiance to set the moods in accordingly. The drawings and the music are pretty good elements too, surpassing that of any average anime.

A definite 10/10


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