Shikizakura is a Japanese science fiction anime series with 12 episodes. The series follows an ordinary high school student, Kakeru Miwa, who gets pulled into a supernatural battle against evil and threatening Oni. He gets a powerful suit, Yoroi, which gives him immense strength to battle against Oni. He and his team are given a task to protect a shrine maiden, Oka Myojin, who is predicted to save the world.
The show is directed by duo Shinya Sugai and Gō Kurosaki, with Sugai acting as the chief director. The show first premiered on October 10, 2021. The manga series written by Hayato Aoki was released for the TV series on December 25, 2020. The Japanese anime series is rated 5.37 by 1,087 users on My Anime List.
The Release of Anime Shikizakura Episode 9
The 9th episode of the series will release on December 5, 2021, on the Chukyo TV channel by the NNS network at 5:55 PM JST. According to the premise of the show Kakeru Miwa, an ordinary high school student gets pulled into a battle of supernatural against Oni. He is given a battle suit that helps fight the monstrous Oni and helps in protecting humanity from supernatural threats.
A team is appointed to defend and protect a shrine maiden named Oka Myojin who will save the world but first, she had to perform a ritual in Shikizakura. Shikizakura is a place that connects the physical and spiritual worlds, and it lies in between the cherry blossoms in the autumn. The journey is difficult, full of twists and filled with life-threatening adventures.
Where to Watch Anime Shikizakura Episode 9?
Viewers in Japan can watch the series on the Chukyo TV channel. The episode can also be streamed on HiDive and Aniplus. For international viewers, the series is available on the Anime Digital Network and Bilibili TV.
What to Know Before Watching Anime Shikizakura Episode 9?
In the previous episode, Oka, Kippei and Kakeru are in the town taking pictures, and Oka could not pick up her phone due to low battery. Benio gets distressed and calls Ryo in panic. Meanwhile, in the town, the trio notices a red gem emerging from the ground. Kippei reveals that he knows about the gem and that it is a sign of a future alien invasion.
Ibara soothes the trio by telling that there is no Oni, but the gem is still a matter of concern. Ibara warns Kakeru that something ominous is on their way. Benio is teamed up with Ukon at Benio’s insistence, and the team protects Oka. Benio asks Ryo to stay in the team. Kakeru joins the team. Oka is feeling very sleepy, and later Ukon ponders whether she had inhaled the poisonous smell of Oni.
Benio and the team fight the monstrous Oni. They find that their opponent is attracted to them. Ryo has a heart-breaking discovery as he finds that his real mother died and the fake one is actually Oni. His father was brutally killed, and he vows to keep up and carry forward his family’s legacy.
The Cast and Crew of Anime Shikizakura Episode 9
Yūdai Noda voices the protagonist Kakeru Miwa in Japanese, with Bryson Baugus and Brittney Karbowski voicing English adult and young versions. The Japanese cast members are Miho Mashiro, Daisuke, Shōto Mizukami, Eri Sakazaki, NatsukiOchiai, Shingo Yoneyama and Miki Yakata with Melissa Molano, Clint Bickham, Jeremy Gee, Alyssa Marek Cat Thomas, Courtland Johnson and Christie Guidry playing the English counterparts, respectively.
The show is directed by duo Shinya Sugai and Gō Kurosaki, with Sugai acting as the chief director. Tomoyasu Nishimura is the producer of the anime, with Naruki Nakagawa as the writer.