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Traitor Monk
Air date October 30, 2008
Kanji 背信僧
Romanji Haishinsō
Episode 5
Season 1
Episode guide
Hymn of Tragedy
At the End of the Dangerous Run

Traitor Monk (Haishinsō 背信僧) is the fifth episode of season one of the Shikabane Hime anime adaptation. It premiered on October 30, 2008.


A mysterious but beautiful transfer student named Itsuki Yamagami arrives in Ouri's class. A Shikabane that has taken the form of an SUV lurks in the Greater Tokyo Area, killing all who dare to ride in it. Keisei tells Ouri the true nature of his job, which results in his suspension from duty, leaving Makina on her own to track down the SUV Shikabane. A new Shikabane Hime team is revealed, led by a contracted monkTakamasa Sougi, to deal with the traitor monk, Akasha Shishidou.