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

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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

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

Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 3: Not Holding Back

Spiritpact may be the one Haoliners anime that genuinely doesn't make me cringe at the thought of it. Admittedly, it had a really rough start with season one, but here we are at episode 3 of season 2 and I'm sitting on the edge of my seat and genuinely feeling for these characters. The story … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 3: Not Holding Back

Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 2: Keika is Incredibly Gullible But That’s What Makes Him Endearing

Review: Keika remains incredibly stupid at times and I love how he instantly believes what one person tells him but flat out denies most of the things Tanmoku tells him (though, again, Tanmoku should probably work on his communication skills as he probably could have explained the issue with the talismans). In a lot of … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 2: Keika is Incredibly Gullible But That’s What Makes Him Endearing

Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 1: Continuing From Where We Left Off

Review: Okay, given I haven't gone back for season 2 of The Silver Guardian and a few other shows, you would have to wonder why midway through the season I would pick up season 2 of this, particularly given I did not recommend this show in my overall review of it. The simple answer is … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Episode 1: Continuing From Where We Left Off

Tuesday’s Top 5: Surprisingly Good Shows That Came Out in 2017

One thing I'd like to make really clear is that this is not my list of best anime from 2017. That will come out in a few weeks time and will also include the results of the reader poll, so for the time being, I'm going to give some of my other top 5's from … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Surprisingly Good Shows That Came Out in 2017

Spiritpact Series Review

Overview: After living a fairly nothing life Keika dies quite unceremoniously when he's hit by a truck. However that isn't the end as Tanmoku shows up and asks Keika to become his spirit shadow. After a series of narratively convenient events a contract is made and the two are joined but there's still a whole … Continue reading Spiritpact Series Review