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Hymn of Tragedy
Air date October 23, 2008
Kanji 惨美歌
Romanji Sanbika
Episode 4
Season 1
Episode guide
Voice of Night
Traitor Monk

Hymn of Tragedy (Sanbika 惨美歌) is the fourth episode of season one of the Shikabane Hime anime adaptation. It premiered on October 23, 2008.


Makina is dispatched to destroy Kun Osaki, a J-pop singer with ties to organized Yakuza mobsters, who became a Shikabane after refusing to accept her death. The job is made more difficult because of the presence of organized Yakuza mobsters who interfere with the first assassination attempt after being tipped off by a mysterious monk. Ouri continues to dig for information about the mysterious events he's been witness to, and Keisei tries to warn the young man off. After regrouping, Keisei gives Makina a hand in destroying Osaki.