Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 4: What Does It Mean To Protect?

You Keika is a pretty frivolous character most of the time, however in this second season of Spiritpact he seems to finally realise that he actually has a purpose and someone to protect, even if he’s sometimes very frustrated with that person. The anime, to its credit, is playing this struggle out very well making Tanmoku Ki cold when he needs to be but never so harsh that he becomes unforgivable to the audience.

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And ultimately it is their mutual desire to protect one another that keeps this show moving forward even through some of its stickier moments. Admittedly, they could resolve a lot of the tension if these two actually worked together instead of independently trying to protect the other one, but a lot of the fun and drama would disappear from the show if they did that.

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This episode went a long way in filling in some of Tanmoku’s back story and personal demons as well as introducing the character who has been appearing fairly prominently in the opening. It will be interesting to see how this development goes next week but I do know I can’t wait for the next episode of this anime.

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