Friday, 24 August 2012

Ballad of a Shinigami しにがみのバラッド (Shinigami no Baraddo)


A young-looking girl named Momo (モモ) who is a shinigami, or death god. Momo is clad in all white, along with having long white hair, and as a god of death, she leads deceased souls to the other side. She carries with her a large scythe and an ID card which helps to facilitate in her identification as a shinigami; her shinigami ID number is A-100100. Momo is different from other shinigami because she tries to ease the suffering of the people she encounters whether they are still living or already dead, such as conveying messages from the dead to the living. She is also known to cry a lot, and she says that she cries for the dead because they no longer can. Accompanying Momo is a talking black cat familiar named Daniel (ダニエル Danieru) with a bell around his neck and bat-like wings that helps Momo out. The living frequently hears the ringing of Daniel's bell when Momo and Daniel are nearby. Daniel has a calm character and does not show as much sympathy to humans as Momo, but is still patient with them. The story follows Momo and Daniel as they interact with the living and usually consists of them changing something sorrowful for the living.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Romance, Supernatural, 
            Shinigami, Tragedy

Episode: 6

Original Run: March 3, 2006 – April 7, 2006

Television Drama: January 9, 2007 – March 27, 2007 (12 episodes)

1. No One                                    [Opening]
2. White Messenger                     [Ending]

Manga: Ballad of a Shinigami
Published: May 24, 2005 – February 10, 2007
Volume: 3

Light Novel

1. Ballad of a Shinigami
Published: June 10, 2003 – April 10, 2009 
Volume: 12

2. Ballad of a Shinigami. Unknown Star's
Published: December 10, 2007 – April 10, 2009 
Volume: 3

Here is the preview:

Mawaru-Penguindrum 輪るピングドラム (Mawaru Pingudoramu)


The story centers around three siblings, twins Kanba and Shouma, and their ill sister, Himari Takakura. Himari passes away after going out on a trip with her brothers. She was however, miraculously saved by a spirit thriving in a penguin-shaped hat. In return for her extended life, the twins must search for an item known as the Penguin Drum with the aid of three penguins which are visible only to the siblings

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Conspiracy, Penguins, Tragedy,
            Supernatural, Romance, Comedy, Magical Girl, 

Episode: 24

Original Run: July 8, 2011 – December 23, 2011

1. Nornir                                                     [First Opening]
2. Shounen yo Ware ni Kaere                     [Second Opening]
3. Dear Future                                          [First Ending]
4. Ash-Gray Wednesday                           [Second Ending]
5. Bad News Kuroi Yokan                          [Third Ending]
6. Everybody’s Gone Nuts!!                       [Fourth Ending]
7. Hide and Seek                                      [Fifth Ending]
8. Private Girl                                          [Sixth Ending]
9. Tamashii Kogashite                            [Seventh Ending]
10. Asa no Kageri no Nake de                   [Eighth Ending]
11. Heroes ~Eiyuu Tachi                            [Ninth Ending]
12. Daddy’s Shoes                                     [Insert 5]
13. Rock Over Japan                                  [Insert 1]


1. Mawaru Penguindrum
Published: May 30, 2013 – January 30, 2017
Volume: 5

2. Mawaru Penguindrum Fabulous Comic Anthology
Published: March 12, 2012
Volume: 1

Novel: Mawaru Penguindrum
Published: July 4, 2011 – February 29, 2012
Volume: 3

Here is the preview: