Tuesday’s Top 5: Reasons You Should Watch Season 2 of Spiritpact

Spiritpact season 2 has finished, with some very weird timing, and I can't help but note that very few people have been talking about it. That's not very surprising given how season 1 started and usually I don't really like the argument that something gets better, but in Spiritpact's case, the it gets better argument … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Reasons You Should Watch Season 2 of Spiritpact

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Special A Series Review: Rivals, Friends, More Than Friends?

At a school that for some reason there is a special class with the top seven students in it who hang out in a green house drinking tea all day and here Hikari and Kei challenge each other continuously, but Hikari just can’t seem to beat Kei and it drives her absolutely angry. Review: I've … Continue reading Special A Series Review: Rivals, Friends, More Than Friends?

Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 12: A True Pact

Why did this have to end? Are we going to get a third season? There is one major advantage of this show running at a slightly different time to Japanese seasonal anime. The season final occurred when most other anime are in a mid-season slump or still getting their momentum, so a final right now … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 12: A True Pact

Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 11: Confrontation

Time for final revelations and the show-down. Things are coming to a fairly exciting conclusion. On the one hand, I kind of get where Shouken's brother is coming from. The Tanmoku family did keep his brother's body and bind his soul and really that's kind of wrong and distasteful. On the other hand, Shouken was … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 11: Confrontation

Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 10: Clarity

Finishing Shouken's memory walk and it seems things are about to get very intense in the present. This show continues to get better and better. I really appreciate that this anime managed to show us Tanmoku's past from his perspective with Keika looking in, and then showed us nearly the same sequence from Shouken's perspective … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 10: Clarity

Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 9: Shouken’s Reasons

Another flashback episode for this anime, this time showing us Shouken's perspective on past events. This whole second season, the shadow of Shouken has been looming over everything. Three episodes we followed Keika as he wandered through Tanmoku's memories of his former bodyguard and now, at last, we've found Shouken himself and entered his memories. … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 9: Shouken’s Reasons

Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 8: The Spirit, The Ceremony, and the Looming Disaster

Tanmoku Ki holds the ceremony but between his emotional and physical turmoil things aren't going to be easy. And yet, worse awaits these characters as the anime seems to be getting ready to go into its final episodes. Keika has definitely had a run of being very cool this season. Which given he was such … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 8: The Spirit, The Ceremony, and the Looming Disaster

Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 7: Cutting the String

Finally we get to the end of the flash back and now we know what happened with Shouken. Where to now? Three episodes of Keika wandering around in Tanmoku's dreams and we finally see how Shouken met his 'end' and the impact this had on Tanmoku. These episodes have done an excellent job of humanising … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 7: Cutting the String

Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 6: Bound to the Past

I really could start this review the same way as the previous episode, as in this episode Keika continues to float around in Tanmoku's memory, though this time we see that perhaps he had some small influence over events back then leading to Shinryu actually being able to save Tanmoku. While some anime that spend … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 6: Bound to the Past

Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 5: We Always Knew Tanmoku’s Past Was Bleak

Keika spends this episode floating around in Tanmoku Ki's memories and he has growing suspicions about Shinryu and what he is up to. Still, the body guard worming his way into a young and isolated boys heart is somewhat less of a problem than the way the family themselves treat Tanmoku and you have to … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 5: We Always Knew Tanmoku’s Past Was Bleak