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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (191)

Shigofumi is a Japanese anime series that premiered in 2008 on Chiba TV. The show stars Kana Ueda as Fumika, a young girl who delivers letters from the dead to the living world. Yuki Matsuoka and Takuma Terashima also star in the series, alongside an impressive ensemble cast of talented voice actors.

The series follows Fumika as she descends to the mortal plane, bearing letters from the afterlife. These letters are referred to as Shigofumi, which translates to "afterlife letters" in Japanese. Each episode revolves around a different letter and the impact it has on the person who receives it.

As the series progresses, Fumika gradually learns the truth about her own past, and the nature of the afterlife itself. Along the way, she befriends other characters who are involved in the delivery of Shigofumi, including a young boy named Kanaka, and an enigmatic man known only as 'the Mailman'.

One of the main themes of the series is the idea that death does not necessarily mean the end of life. Shigofumi explores the complicated emotions that arise when someone receives a letter from a loved one who has passed away, and the ways in which these letters can bring closure, comfort, or even conflict.

The series also touches on themes such as redemption, forgiveness, and the importance of human connections. It explores the complexities and contradictions of human nature, and the ways in which people struggle to come to terms with their pasts and build meaningful futures.

One of the standout features of Shigofumi is its stunning animation and visual style. The series makes use of bold colors and striking imagery to create a world that is both beautiful and haunting. The character designs are intricate and expressive, conveying a range of emotions without the need for dialogue.

The voice cast is equally impressive, with each actor bringing nuance and depth to their performances. Kana Ueda is particularly compelling as Fumika, imbuing the character with a sense of otherworldly detachment and wistful longing.

Overall, Shigofumi is a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant series that will appeal to fans of both anime and supernatural dramas. Its unique blend of fantasy, drama, and social commentary make it a standout addition to the anime canon.

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And Then
13. And Then
September 25, 2008
When Fumika is bullied at school, Suzune shows her kindness.
12. Shigofumi
March 22, 2008
After reporting her father's abuse to the police, Fumika becomes a sort of celebrity - people constantly bother her. Fumika and her friends find it hard to adjust to the mail-carrier's absence. Fumika becomes suicidal after her mother rejects her.
11. Awaken
March 15, 2008
Fumika awakens from her coma, greeted by Kaname and Natsuka. They try to prevent the mail-carrier Fumika from finding the real Fumika, as Chiaki learns that she will deliver the gun to her other self and ask to be killed.
10. Encounter
March 8, 2008
While visiting her relatives house, a little girl, named Fumika, meets her cousin Takehiko, who suddenly left his job for no reason. After Fumika is left in his care, Takehiko takes her out to have some fun.
9. Restarting
March 1, 2008
While visiting the real Fumika in the hospital, Fumika is visited by Chiaki who wants her to join her on a trip. Surprisingly Fumika agrees to go with her, the only catch is that she chooses the location.
8. Beginning
February 23, 2008
While Kaname and Haruno lock up Kirameki, Natsuka watches as Fumika easily removes the bullet and repairs her clothes. She then reveals what happened when Kirameki was shot, who she is, and who the Fumika in the hospital is.
7. Kirameki
February 16, 2008
Natsuka's sister Haruno lands an editors job for Kirameki Furikawa. When Kaname learns of this, he wants to ask Kirameki about Fumika. Could Fumika's past and who she is be revealed?
6. Scream
February 9, 2008
Koichi is bullied in his class and via an Internet message board. His classmate, Shunsuke, realizes that the person on the message board is actually Koichi. When Koichi dies, Shunsuke becomes bullied and finds it difficult to go on living.
I'm Home
5. I'm Home
February 2, 2008
Fumika is assigned to deliver a letter to a cat. She runs into Chiaki, another mail carrier, who is also trying to deliver to the cat. They realize that they have the same task from an elderly couple who owned the cat.
4. Tears
January 26, 2008
Fumika attempts to deliver a thick letter to Ran from her mother who walked out on her as a child with another man. However, Ran hates her mother and does not accept the letter. Fumika is persistent so Ran finally accepts it, but refuses to read it.
3. Friend
January 19, 2008
Three friends, Sen, Kotake and Nojima, discuss about jumping - but not dying. Sen, a cheerfull guy, kills himself by jumping off his apartment building. His father, desperate to know how he died, takes the students in Sen's class hostage.
2. Rocket
January 12, 2008
When Shota's body is found, Asuna decides to cut her hair and leave by train. However, before she can leave, Fumika delivers a letter to her from Sh'ta. After reading it, she decides to launch Sh'ta's rocket.
1. Confession
January 5, 2008
Shota meets a mysterious girl dressed in a mail carrier's uniform, named Fumika. The person she is looking for Asuna Ayase's lover. What she has for that person is a letter from none other then Ayase's deceased father.
  • Premiere Date
    January 5, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (191)