First Look on Shiki!
The anime adapts Fuyumi Ono and Ryu Fujisaki’s Shiki horror mystery manga about an isolated mountain village, steeped in ancient traditions, whose population of 1,300 starts dying in droves due to mysterious causes. Eventually, it becomes clear that vampires are attacking the town.
The anime is 22 episodes in total, and we also have entertainment figure Gackt voicing the character Seishiro Kirishiki. Animation production is Studio DEEN, and it’ll be directed by Junji Nishimura (Simoun, true tears)
Looks pretty good so far, as they built the atmosphere this show will have already judging by the trailer. The character designs is also very unusual, especially the eyes, but they definitely got it right. I’m definitely checking this out, most especially after knowing it’ll represent the Noitamina block this Summer season (July). The director is also a big plus. Not to mention it’ll be interesting to hear Gackt in here. The only thing that pulls this back for me is DEEN, because of how Umineko turned out. But anyway, still checking this out. Can’t wait for some horror~