the story took place in a world where god abandoned the world. thus on this day onward, no one could die or reproduce. Ai was the Gravekeeper of the village. she dug 47 graves for the yet to happen deaths of every member of the village. one day, a man came to the village, identified himself as Hampnie Hambart. it was the same name Ai's mother had left behind to be the name of her father. but before she was able to get the to bottom of the mystery, he started slaughtering everyone.
while god abandoned the world, he left behind Gravekeepers, the only ones capable of putting the soul to ease by burying them on these days. Ai was 12-years-old and the last generation of humans since god abandoned the world 12 years ago. she was in the beginning quite frustrating to look at, but as her growth and character development started, she became a lovable character. in many ways, the series managed to have us felt emotionally connected to them, sharing their pain and suffering. with such a different plot that started out complicated, the series brought out the best in it by engaging us and being unique.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 12
- director: Yuuji Kumazawa (祐嗣熊澤)
- released: 2013
- language: Japanese
- genre: Fantasy/Mystery