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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
2 October 2008 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Undead and hell-bent on revenge!
Plot:
An undead school girl must hunt down 108 other undead with the help of a specially trained Buddhist monks, in order to gain entry into Heaven.
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Cast

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Aoi Yuki ... Akira Tooka (12 episodes, 2008)
Luci Christian ... Makina Hoshimura (10 episodes, 2008)
Aaron Dismuke ... Ouri Kagami (10 episodes, 2008)
J. Michael Tatum ... Keisei Tagami (10 episodes, 2008)
Greg Ayres ... Black Cat (8 episodes, 2008)
Anastasia Munoz ... Akira Toooka / ... (8 episodes, 2008)
Micah Solusod ... Hiroshige Ushijima (7 episodes, 2008)

Sean Teague ... Sumitori (7 episodes, 2008)
Anthony Bowling ... Honda (6 episodes, 2008)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ... Minai Ruo (6 episodes, 2008)
Clarine Harp ... Mizuki Inuhiko (6 episodes, 2008)
Joel McDonald ... Takamasa Sougi (6 episodes, 2008)
Mike McFarland ... Shuuji Isaki (6 episodes, 2008)
Carrie Savage ... Additional Voices / ... (6 episodes, 2008)

Eric Vale ... Sadahiro Mibu (6 episodes, 2008)

Cherami Leigh ... Itsuki Yamagami (5 episodes, 2008)
Kent Williams ... Additional Voices / ... (5 episodes, 2008)
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Series Directed by
Terri Doty (13 episodes, 2008)
Masahiko Murata (13 episodes, 2008)
Shôji Saeki (13 episodes, 2008)
Ryuichi Kimura (2 episodes, 2008)
Ayumu Kotake (2 episodes, 2008)
Yukina Hiiro (1 episode, 2008)
Toshiaki Kanbara (1 episode, 2008)
Nanako Sasaki (1 episode, 2008)
Naokatsu Tsuda (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Shô Aikawa (13 episodes, 2008)
Yoshiichi Akahito (13 episodes, 2008)
Terri Doty (4 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Keiichi Kashiwada .... producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Tomoko Kawasaki .... producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Nobuyuki Kurashige .... producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Atsushi Moriyama .... planning producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Naoko Shiraishi .... production producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Kôji Taguchi .... planning producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Yasuhiro Takeda .... planning producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Makoto Takigasaki .... production producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Hiroyuki Yamaga .... producer (13 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Original Music by
Norihito Sumitomo (13 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Toyonori Yamada (13 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Hiroki Matsumoto (13 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Department
Yumi Aburatani .... color key / color designer/cel checker (13 episodes, 2008)
Yôhei Kodama .... artboards (13 episodes, 2008)
Hirokazu Kojima .... design: Shikabane (13 episodes, 2008)
Ryozo Sugiyama .... prop designer (13 episodes, 2008)
Katsuyuki Tamura .... mecha prop designer (13 episodes, 2008)
Masahiko Murata .... storyboard artist: ending sequence / storyboard artist (11 episodes, 2008)
Ryuichi Kimura .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008)
Ayumu Kotake .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Sound Department
Masafumi Mima .... sound director (13 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Special Effects by
Naoyuki Fukuda .... special effects (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Niki Cooper .... post production assistant (13 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Yoshiko Kumagawa .... camera operator: Gainax Photography Department (1 episode, 2008)
Fumihiko Morohashi .... chief camera operator (1 episode, 2008)
Yukiko Nagase .... camera operator: Gainax Photography Department (1 episode, 2008)
Daisuke Okumura .... camera operator: Gainax Photography Department (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Animation Department
Hitomi Hasegawa .... animator: opening sequence / animation director (13 episodes, 2008)
Akemi Hayashi .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2008)
Ryôta Hayatsu .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2008)
Hiroyuki Imaishi .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2008)
Yoshimi Itazu .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2008)
Chikashi Kubota .... animation director: opening sequence / animator: opening sequence / ... (13 episodes, 2008)
Ikuo Kuwana .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2008)
Koichi Motomura .... animator: opening sequence / animation director (13 episodes, 2008)
Shoko Nishigaki .... animator: opening sequence / secondary key animator (13 episodes, 2008)
Atsushi Nishigori .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2008)
Kikuko Sadakata .... background artist / animation director: ending sequence / ... (13 episodes, 2008)
Yuka Shibata .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2008)
Keisuke Watanabe .... animator: opening sequence / animation director (13 episodes, 2008)
Masashi Yokoi .... animator: opening sequence / animation director (13 episodes, 2008)
Yûsuke Yoshigaki .... animator: opening sequence / animation director (13 episodes, 2008)
You Yoshinari .... animator: opening sequence (13 episodes, 2008)
Satoshi Nagura .... animator: ending sequence / secondary key animator (10 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Editorial Department
Daisuke Hiraki .... assistant editor: Assez Finaud Fabric (1 episode, 2008)
Shiho Okamoto .... editor: video (1 episode, 2008)
Saori Tadokoro .... editor: video (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Other crew
Takeshi Matsuzaki .... planning assistant (13 episodes, 2008)
Kazuhide Shimizu .... planning assistant (13 episodes, 2008)
 

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Also Known As:
"Corpse Princess: Part One - Aka" - USA (DVD box title)
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Australia:MA | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | New Zealand:R13 | UK:12 | USA:TV-MA
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Undead School Girls, Part 1, 14 July 2011
Author: Silas Austin from United States

Going in, I didn't expect much from Corpse Princess. I thought it to just another, girls in school outfits fighting something. In the end thats what you get but its more than that.

The story is that theirs a unknown world of undead existing right along with ours. Creatures known as Shikabane roam the landscape and attack humans. These creatures are former humans who died with intense regret and can't deal with being dead. To combat this a group of monks use creatures known as Shikabane Hime. They are Shikabanes who can be controlled and they need 108 kills to gain access to heaven. And of course this outfit of trained killers are big breasted, scantily clad teenage girls(did you really expect anything else)that team up with monks to kill the undead. While the concept of a human fighting along side some other creature is by no means a new thing, though the background for it all is original enough to keep it from becoming another mindless anime.

In the middle of all this theirs Makina Hoshimura and her contracted monk Keisei Tagami, along with his adopted brother Ouri Kagami. Keisei is the most likable one and is our main comic relief. Ouri is decent but often comes off as annoying because he can't seem to mind his own business. Makina though comes off as a bitch most of the time and takes her job very seriously. I understand she had a lot of bad stuff happen to her but even Lucy from Elfen Lied and Beatrix Kiddo of Kill Bill had nice sides. But in the end you'll feel for Makina and her plight. Thiers quiet a few other characters(too much for me to describe) that will keep your interest as well.

As much as I enjoyed the series if suffered from a lot of problems. For one a lot of it lacks common sense. One is that Shikabanes can be killed by a bullet to the brain, yet for some reason only Shikabane Himes can kill them. Why a human can't kill one is beyond me. Another one is that Monks and their Shikabanes can't have relations, yet they still pare the undead teenagers with young men, yeah theirs not going to be any sexual tension with that. Its also explained how Shikabanes are made over seven times ! I got it the first time you don't need to bring it up every episode !. In most episodes we get a short recap on what happened in the last episode, but its the last scenes from the episode we just watched so I found it a little unnecessary. Thiers quiet a few more problems but it harms the series very little especially when you get sucked in and forget about it.

To my surprise the series lacked a lot violence and nudity. Although you do get a lot of cleavage and blood splatter but nothing over the top.

The final product is a good package. The animation was good. The dubbing was also good but the dialog wasn't very strong, they say the word Shikabanes enough to have a drinking game. The season like its episodes end in a cliff hanger, so watching the next season is a must. Seeing that its free to watch on youtube I wouldn't pass this one up.

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