Spiritpact is a series that really does start pretty terribly. The comedy misses, the main character is grating, and it really does look like this is an anime you should walk away from. However, for those who like the supernatural or shounen ai, there's definitely enough of a reason to stick around.
After season one's fairly atrocious start, Spiritpact slowly grew into a semi-decent story. Then season two came onto the scene and it is almost as if this story has finally found its place. Review: I really didn't think much of the delivery of this story back in season one. In fact, my review of it … Continue reading Spiritpact – Bond of the Underworld Series Review: An Improvement In Every Way on Season 1
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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