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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tôru Ohkawa ...
 Toshio Ozaki 19 episodes, 2010-2011
Koki Uchiyama ...
 Natsuno Yuuki 17 episodes, 2010
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 Seishin Muroi 17 episodes, 2010
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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
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 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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Don't believe the positive reviews! There's a reason why there's no season 2!
19 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

I've watched the entire series and I can see why there's no season 2 and none is expected. I've read the following reviews and everyone is praising the anime for its animation and it being a well-written story.

Although I found the animation to be beautiful, I can't say the same for the storyline. Its mundane and filled with so many religious overtones that it takes away from the viewer enjoying what could have been a successful anime series. I don't want to give away too much but the ending was hard to stomach because of something that the local priest, Seishin Muroi said that the Shiki wasn't at fault and that God had abandoned them. This seems to be the centralize theme of the series which is trying so hard to stand out and not be your typical vampire anime.

Shiki is a success in Japan as a Manga and truthfully, should remain a Manga.


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