###Sunday Without God/Kamisama no Inai Nichiyōbi
Genres: adventure, drama, mystery, psychological, supernatural
Themes: Death, grave keepers, parallel universe, tragedy
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of Episodes: 12
Plot Summary: God had abandoned the world. Women had stopped giving birth and the dead are damned to walk among the living even if their bodies are horribly damaged. Only appointed individuals called “gravekeepers” can bury the deceased and put them to rest. Ai Astin is a young girl who took on the role of a gravekeeper after her late mother passed away. One day, a mysterious immortal man appears at Ai’s village and slaughters all of the residents except her. Ai, having no where else to go, ends up leaving her home to travel with the man. This begins the story of Ai’s travels as a gravekeeper while seeking answers to why God had given up on humanity.
###Kamisama no Inai Nichiyōbi Light Novels Get Anime
posted on 2012-10-19 10:35 EDT
Fantasy about girl who serves as Gravekeeper in world abandoned by God
Japanese publisher Fujimi Shobo announced on Friday that an anime adaptation of Kimihito Irie’s Kamisama no Inai Nichiyōbi light novel series has been green-lit.
The fantasy is set 15 years after humans stopped being born and the dead stopped dying, since the world was abandoned by God. That left “Gravekeepers” with the unique task of giving the would-be dead peace. A girl named Ai is the only Gravekeeper in her village; she was born from a Gravekeeper mother and a human father 12 years ago. One day, a boy named Hanpunii Hanbaato appears and begins firing his pistol indiscriminately and setting the village on fire. Hanpunii confronts Ai with the shocking truth.
Irie launched the series in January of 2010 with illustrations by Shino, and the seventh volume shipped earlier this year. Abaraheiki launched the manga adaptation of the series in Fujimi Shobo’s Monthly Dragon Age magazine in October of 2010.