When many deaths occur in the quiet village of Sotoba, Doctor Toshio Ozaki initially suspects an epidemic but soon becomes convinced that something else is causing them.
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Series cast summary:
Tôru Ohkawa ...
 Toshio Ozaki (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
Koki Uchiyama ...
 Natsuno Yuuki (17 episodes, 2010)
Kazuyuki Okitsu ...
 Seishin Muroi (17 episodes, 2010)
Wataru Takagi ...
 Tatsumi (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
Yasuaki Takumi ...
 Mutou / ... (17 episodes, 2010)
Izumi Sawada ...
 Yasuyo Hashiguchi / ... (15 episodes, 2010)
Nozomi Sasaki ...
 Ritsuko Kunihiro (14 episodes, 2010)
Haruka Nagashima ...
 Kaori Tanaka (13 episodes, 2010)
Haruka Tomatsu ...
 Megumi Shimizu (13 episodes, 2010)
Hayato Nakata ...
 Hasegawa / ... (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Aoi Yuki ...
 Sunako Kirishiki (12 episodes, 2010)
Nobuhiko Okamoto ...
 Tooru Mutou (12 episodes, 2010)
Daisuke Endou ...
 Yuuki / ... (12 episodes, 2010)
Kaoru Katakai ...
 Hiroko Shimizu / ... (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Hiroaki Ishikawa ...
 Oitarou Sato / ... (12 episodes, 2010)
Keiko Kawakami ...
 Akira Tanaka (11 episodes, 2010)
Keiko Aki ...
 Sachiko Tanaka / ... (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Masaaki Tsukada ...
 Munehide Murasako (11 episodes, 2010)
Kôji Ishii ...
 Tomio Ookawa / ... (11 episodes, 2010)
Ken'ichirô Matsuda ...
 Atsushi Ookawa / ... (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Seishirou Kirishiki (10 episodes, 2010)
Shinya Takahashi ...
 Masao Murasako / ... (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Takayuki Masuda ...
 Munetaka Murasako / ... (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tamako Nohama ...
 Kanami Yano / ... (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kaori Iketani ...
 Kiyomi Nagata (8 episodes, 2010)
Eimi Okada ...
 Satoko Izaki (8 episodes, 2010)
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Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 residents; so small the village isn't even connected to a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practiced. One day, the bodies of three people are found dead. Although Ozaki Toshio, the village's lone doctor, feels uncertain, he treats the deaths as a normal occurrence. However, in the days following, the villagers start to die one after the other. Written by animenewsnetwork

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Based on a manga series created by Fuyumi Ono. See more »

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It's better than one might think
19 July 2013 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

When I saw the rather high ratings on this anime here on IMDb and some anime related forums I decided to give this series a try even though the story line sounds admittedly rather shallow and uninspiring.

Now that I have finished watching the series I was surprised to experience that the plot and characters are indeed a lot deeper and more interesting than I would have expected them to be. It's hard to talk about the series without spoiling a lot so all I will say is: "Shiki" is a well written, creepy and exciting story without any unnecessary fan service or romance (which I really appreciate nowadays...) and worth the watch if you aren't just looking for a "quick anime fix" but want to be told a gripping tale about which actions are or aren't morally acceptable when threatened by impending death and misery.

8/10


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