Shiki 08

A mix of every­thing unset­tling. Creepy lit­tle Japan­ese preschool­er? Check. Angry ven­tril­o­quist girl with a pup­pet? Check. Creepy Japan­ese doll with dis­turb­ing teeth? Check. Nat­suno’s fam­i­ly is screwed! Prob­a­bly not, but his moth­er real­ly fucked them over by let­ting that creepy lit­tle thing into the house.

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Shiki 07

This scene can be deemed creepy and dis­gust­ing in any con­text. Just when I thought his face could­n’t get any creepi­er, Masao just had to become a vam­pire. I knew it was too ear­ly to rejoice about him get­ting bit­ten — I saw this com­ing.

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Shiki 06

Final­ly, our two main char­ac­ters are slow­ly begin­ning to real­ize the true plague caus­ing the deaths in the vil­lage. Unfor­tu­nate­ly for Nat­suno, cross­es prob­a­bly won’t do a thing against Shik­i’s vari­a­tion of vam­pires. That would be way too easy.

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Shiki 05

More plot-ori­en­t­ed shows should add an ele­ment of sur­prise to their shows and drop the episode pre­views alto­geth­er like Shi­ki. We all know by now that episode pre­views usu­al­ly spoil the crap out of us. Case in point: Dur­ing last episode’s cliffhang­er, I thought Tohru was going to die. At the start of this episode, […]

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Shiki 04

The look on Nat­suno’s face sums up my thoughts. Damn, this show is doing a good job at mak­ing me tense, espe­cial­ly this episode. Return of the dead!

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Shiki 03

What the- Get this thing away from me! My god. The vam­pires should just bite him already. Masao was not only creepy, but he’s pret­ty much the most annoy­ing char­ac­ter this sea­son has to offer. o_o I hard­ly know any­thing about how his mind works, or who the hell he is, but there’s some­thing about […]

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Shiki 02

Dia­pers. I need dia­pers. Things are real­ly get­ting more intrigu­ing with all the mys­te­ri­ous deaths going on. Giv­en my expe­ri­ence with the hor­ror genre: Over a dozen of deaths with an unknown cause = “Aw shit, this town is screwed.”

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Shiki 01

A great open­ing episode that hope­ful­ly sets the atmos­phere of creepi­ness and mys­tery for the rest of the series. The vil­lage set­ting remind­ed me a lit­tle bit of Hig­urashi. (Yeah, looks like Shi­ki and Ooka­­mi-san are gonna receive the Chi­nese sub­ti­tle treat­ment for the rest of my blog­ging sea­son…)

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Seasonal Blogging List (Mid-Summer)

Pret­ty much all the con­firmed shows I’m going to blog until the next batch of shows stick their ugly heads in. I’m prob­a­bly going to watch one or two more shows in addi­tion to the ones I’m going to blog. How­ev­er, I’m too much of a wimp to blog that many shows. That, and I […]

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