by Darren Lignowski | staff writer
Maiden Japan, licensors and North American distributors of many series with an indelible grasp on the public conscience and questionable punctuation (Himawari!, LOVE♥LOVE?) has brought another series into its licensing fold, with the help of Section23 Films: the 2006 light novel adaptation Momo, Girl God of Death, otherwise known more elegantly as Ballad of a Shinigami.
The six-episode series follows a kindly god of death named Momo, who just happens to be a girl, as she helps the recently deceased set their affairs in order through various means before ushering them into the afterlife. Tomomi Mochizuki of House of Five Leaves fame helms the series as director, and Reiko Yoshida (Aria the Origination, Kaleido Star) handles the script and series composition, a pedigree that Maiden Japan will no doubt translate well to the North American market.