SHIKI episodes 20.5 & 21.5 (unreleased DVD special) [here]
Being a pretty old-school novel, the foundation of its premise and its
history of vampire-like beings is partly reliant on the usage of pre-existing
works; however, what Shiki does bring fresh to the table
is a wonderful, personal, step-by-step development…or rather, decay and
demonification of the average country joe in VERY explicit, gory details
coupled by extreme backwater rationale.
Whatever it lacks in the story department, it sure makes up for in the controversy department. As I watch with popcorn in hand, I’ll be jogging my brain by trying to place myself in the character’s shoes.