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Shinigami no Ballad  
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Description
Hayama Makoto is tormented by sightings of shinigami*, Asano Mitsuki dwells on his dead sisterís shadow, and Koumoto Yaeko longs for the love of her life―these are the heart-rending yet tender tales of the people whose thoughts dwell on life and death, and of the white Shinigami Momo.

*Shinigami (死神) is a figure in Japanese culture responsible for collecting the souls of the dead, and literally translates to "god of death."

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
しにがみのバラッド。
死神的歌謠
Ballad of a Shinigami
Momo the Female Shinigami

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.11 (end) by Ivyscan (2069d ago)
v.3 c.10 by Ivyscan (2090d ago)
v.3 c.9 by Ivyscan (2132d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (114 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.99 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 9th 2012, 3:19am PST

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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Chuang Yi (3 Volumes - Complete)
CMX (3 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #970 increased(+334)
Monthly Pos #2207 increased(+693)
3 Month Pos #4315 increased(+687)
6 Month Pos #6469 increased(+238)

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On 185 reading lists
On 327 wish lists
On 352 completed lists
On 22 unfinished lists
On 135 custom lists

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Anthology-ish?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Xeronia
January 18th, 2009, 12:59pm
I loved each of the stories in this manga, and found each of them sweet and tender. But I was hoping for more development on the part of Momo. This manga is more or less, a collection of short stories about dealing with death.
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A Beautiful Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by boatswain
September 17th, 2007, 12:43am
Think Full Moon Wo Sagashite without the romancefluff and you've got the touching story of Shinigami no Ballad.
This story is a story about Momo, the white shinigami who helps people through death. Each chapter is its own story, all tender and heart wrenching, dealing with people who have lost loved ones and how Momo's words and the people around them can help them through these tough times.
There's something really special about this manga in that it deals with life in a supernatural way. Momo is a kind shinigami, who even if she is taking a life will try to fulfill the last wishes and help those around the dead person to go through with the pain. Each story is touching and sweet, and not to mention the art is amazing.

This is definitely a highly recommended story for all people.

... Last updated on September 17th, 2007, 12:43am
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