Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kannazuki no Miko (神無月の巫女)

Kannazuki no Miko (神無月の巫女, lit. Priestesses of the Godless Month) is a manga series created by the duo Kaishaku. The series was serialized in fourteen chapters by Kadokawa Shoten and in Shōnen Ace in 2004 and 2005, and collected in two bound volumes. The series was adapted as an anime television series broadcast in 12 episodes on TNK between October and December 2004. A drama CD was released on November 25, 2004 by Geneon based on the anime version. In North America, the manga is licensed by Tokyopop and the anime is licensed by Geneon Entertainment.
The series centers on the yuri (lesbian) relationship of the two main characters, Himeko and Chikane, with elements of magical girl and mecha themes helping to carry the plot. An anime series that includes several characters similar to those of Kannazuki no Miko called Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora began airing in Japan on January 5, 2007.
Kannazuki no Miko is the story of Himeko and Chikane, the reincarnations of the Solar and Lunar Miko, respectively. They are two high school girls going to the prestigious Ototachibana Academy of Mahoroba, Japan. When an ancient evil rises once more, the girls are plunged into destiny as their long-sealed personas awaken to defend the world against the eight Orochi, who are the eight heads of Yamata no Orochi of Japanese folklore. When the Orochi awaken, it is the first day of October (called kannazuki, lit. "the godless month," in the traditional Japanese lunisolar calendar), which just happens to be Himeko and Chikane's birthday. The first Orochi who tries to kill the Miko is Sōma Ōgami, the boy in love with Himeko. However, after a blinding flash of light brings him to his senses, he rejects his fate and vows to defend Himeko against the other Orochi. The Miko must awaken Ame no Murakumo in order to combat the threat while Sōma repels the Orochi efforts to kill them.

# Reference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannazuki_no_Miko
Kannazuki No Miko: Box Set(Amazon.com)

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