Thursday, May 26, 2011

[J-Dorama Talk] Shinigami no Ballad

Momo and Daniel
 “Animal familiar Daniel was assigned to the most unusual of the Grim Reapers, Momo. Instead of the traditional black robe of the grim reapers, Momo wears all white. Instead of being cold and dispassionate towards her charges, she cries for their plight. These are stories of those who they are charged to reap.” (Taken from:

Information (taken from wiki)

  • Title: しにがみのバラッド。
  • Title (romaji): Shinigami no Ballad
  • Tagline: Momo the girl god of death
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Episodes: 12
  • Broadcast network: TV Tokyo
  • Broadcast period: 2007-Jan-8 to 2007-Mar-26
  • Air time: Monday 26:00~26:30
  • Theme song: Senko by Sacra
  • Ending theme: No Surprises by TRICERATOPS

This dorama was recommended by our Fake Isak. As usual, she took some doramas from her big brother’s PC and shared them with us. Well, over all, we like the dorama. It has a great story also it’s just about 25 minutes per episode. Well, this is the review:

Daniel, a boy (who was actually a girl, Yoshida Riko. She played in Meichan no Shitsuji too) who was unlucky because he must accompany a extinguished Grim Reaper (Shinigami –spirits who take your soul out of your body while you die- ), Momo. Momo even wears all about white even her hair, imagine that she wasn’t on a drama but she is playing at a cosplay cabaret festival. Not only the hair and what she wears, Momo also a very very kind shinigami. She even break the rules because she wanna help a human.
Well, they started their first mission after meeting. They come to real world and meet Kamiki, a 17 years old student. Kamiki is a schooler but he needs to help their family by delivering newspapers. Kamiki has a little sister and a father, but their relationships are not too good.

Knowing that he will die soon, Kamiki tries to do his best to fulfill his last times. One day, he woke up late but not as usual, his father has prepared the breakfast and says that he loves Kamiki. Kamiki wanna cry, but he’s shy. He took bread and run off of the house but unfortunately, he was hit by a truck and die, and Momo is the one who takes his soul.
Continuing their job as Shinigami, Momo and Daniel come to some people who are dying and who must die based on their destiny which is cannot be changed.

Overall, this is a great dorama. Shinigami was appeared here were so so different to death note’s or bleach’s. Well, I think this dorama must be added to you dorama waiting list.


Pic cre:, google


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