A six episode amine series, Shinigami no Ballad features a young shinigami by the name of Momo and her pet/companion Daniel, a flying cat. The series while mostly unknown to people is actually quite an experience for people looking for anime that goes away from the mainstream series and plots. Despite it’s short run it is a very solid anime.
The protaganist Momo is a shingami clad in pure white and like the traditional shinigami takes the souls of the departed to the after life. In each of the six episodes you see how people deal with death and loss and how in the end they find ways to over come and move on from it. While each episode is s stand alone there are a few links that can be found stringing them together. At the end of most of the episodes Momo is shown crying for the departed as she says "she cries for the dead for the dead can shed no tears"
If you have some spare time and can find a subbed copy I would suggest watching at least one of the episode as it is a perfect blend of everything we could want from a good anime.