Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning

Plot: Two years ago, Ayumu Narumi's older brother, Kiyotaka, disappeared. One of the last things his brother said to him had to do with the "Blade Children." So when Ayumu gets caught up in a series of incidents involving the mysterious "Blade Children", he delves into the mysteries surrounding them, hoping for clues that will lead to his brother. (B+)

Characters: B

Art & Animation: B

Music: There are times when the music distracts you from what's going on or being said. (C)

Voice Acting: The main characters' voices don't fit, and Ayumu's, in particular, is flat and uninteresting (C-)

Objectionable Content: Blood, profanity

Other: The anime devolves into a tiring game of cat-and-mouse, giving no real answers to the questions it sets out to solve. However, the manga switches gears about halfway through from your general mystery story to a fantasy/sci-fi epic with a few frightening twists.

Overall Score: Anime - C+ / Manga - B

Recommendation: 2/5

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