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Shikabane Hime  
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The story starts off with a bunch of high school students, taking the dare to go up to this abandoned building that has been half destroyed by a fire. It was rumoured to be haunted. Just a rumour, right? Not when real corpses start showing up, and they start feeling things grabbing them, and finally zombies going after them!
Shikabane Hime is there to save the day. The immortal girl, "Shikabane Hime," has the mission to "kill" 108 corpses. It's a contract she has between herself and the Buddhist monk, Keisei. After 108 corpses, she will finally get her happiness and go to heaven.


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Associated Names
Corpse Princess

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Latest Release(s)
c.29 by Nekyou Memoir Scanlation about 1 year ago
c.28 by Nekyou Memoir Scanlation over 2 years ago
c.27 by Nekyou Memoir Scanlation over 3 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at vol 1

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (129 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 27th 2018, 5:56pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (15 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #539 increased(+269)
Monthly Pos #1328 increased(+225)
3 Month Pos #2719 increased(+212)
6 Month Pos #2947 increased(+745)
Year Pos #4106 decreased(-120)

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On 1069 reading lists
On 831 wish lists
On 34 completed lists
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That Which Kills Her Makes Her Stronger   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Voyager9
July 23rd, 2008, 11:37am
I picked up this manga after coming off of Love Hina and Gunslinger Girl - in exploring Kinokinuya Bookstores here in LA, I saw the cover of the volumes, and decided to give it a try: high school girl, guns, what's not to like?

However, what I discovered was truly a new kind of superhero. I've now 'read' all seven volumes. It's an incredible series. The character may take more abuse than any I've seen, but she has a great reversal: She is Indestructible, but not Invulnerable. And with this, in the first volume alone, she is stabbed, bitten, hung, shot, burned, diced, and eaten! However; That Which Kills Her Makes Her Stronger.

So by the time the arch-villains catch on, her strength and powers have grown exponentially....

In the recent, import manga I've read, this series reigns supreme. The manga has everything, kudos to "Random Thoughts" for his great review, the manga has ironic humor, light romance, and tons of bizarre monsters, blood, gore and action. It's not for everybody, but it's TOUGH.

Thanks for reading!

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2008, 11:45am
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One of my new favorites ;D   
Rating: N/A
by rockstar72
September 13th, 2008, 8:53pm
ive only read 3 chapters but its frickkin awesome!!! =D
I love the idea that she always gets killed before killing the corpses
just got a feelin that main character loves that 1 monk

I wont give this a score yet since its pretty early to rate da whole manga
this is definately 1 of those mangas to watch out for!
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Still wanting for more ^_^   
Rating: N/A
by yuber13
January 22nd, 2012, 8:06am
The concept is pretty cool. The protagonist's naivety can be annoying at times, but the story somehow makes up for it. At the moment, the chapter releases came to a halt, so if you're planning on reading it, be warned, cause you might get hooked and be left asking for more! ^_^
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i really like it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rdx2
September 21st, 2011, 2:57am
the shikabane hime anime hooked me on anime and manga in general - i recommend this.


your complaints will disappear in future when the manga explains a bit more - i you dont want to wait watch the anime
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No title now   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Hell_Clues
March 7th, 2011, 10:08pm
Why not just have good guy corpses around too? My concern is that they thought the only way to make it about a girl is by having a reason to not have guys(which is unnecessary) and that's sort of what happend. But is it a bad reason within the story, nope, it isn't. It works just fine. I can also understand that the manga-ka wanted to jump into the action and have the character already be seasoned as oppose to freaking out. That means the explanation has to wait until another character is introduced into the world. I would have preferred this earlier, maybe with a different Shikabane than the main, in that way it wouldn't get in the way of her characterization. But it's fine.

We're given no indication as to why a living thinking girl is considered not a girl just cause of the corpse thing, it's just silly. Even if it's a dead thing in the fiction, it is still thinking and maintaining the personality it had, there's no indication of a change. Though It might be how the witch hunters in witch hunter robin were thought to be able to freak out and turn evil, despite that they were treated alright until later on in the story.

It kinda reminds me of Gun slinger girl where it sort of makes a girl tied to some guy even if its just for work and without the evil brain washing in that other series. It's also just needless. You don't need to make the situation unique just cause its a guy and girl, that doesn't have to be explained. But I don't think there's any fetishizing going on though, and it is more of a work partnership. And if it's just coincidence then that's fine, if it isn't, I hope the manga just points it out that the sect is reluctant to have women as monks for whatever reason(maybe cause it's combat oriented). This could also be tied to the father-daughter explanation that's behind the ritual, and that'd be fine too.

Some of the monsters have interesting visuals. The interaction with the slayer and her priest can be nice. And despite the corpse's healing abilities, they aren't very super powered, so the danger of loss(and death) is there. Aside from some moments of bad dialogue, the plot itself can be good.

I do like the characters, and the story overall reads closer to a seinen story. It can be action packed but it spends time building up what's going on, and the main character does look cool double wielding Uzis.

... Last updated on February 4th, 2012, 7:38pm
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