noitaminA - the top-rated midnight anime block in Japan, airing on Japans leading broadcaster, Fuji Television - presents Shiki, a horror tale set in an isolated village with ancient traditions - and a populace plagued by death.
Megumi is discovered and grotesquely killed, while flames begin to consume the village. The remaining villagers have little time to escape the fire. They quickly hide the dead bodies, so that they won't be found by the people coming to help from the town nearby. Natsuno lights an explosive in the pit with the dead bodies, thus killing himself and Tatsumi. Sunako hides in a church, where she's found and about to be killed, but at the last minute, Seishin saves her. As the church goes up in flames, she declares that being forshaken by God she wants to abandon herself and finally die there. It is then discovered Seishin has also become a shiki and he talks her out of it, saying that even though she's no longer under God's jurisdiction, she never lost her faith in Him. They are the only surviving shikis who managed to escape the village.
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