Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – 13 (END)

「失意の果てに ~久遠~」 (Shitsui no Hate Ni ~ Kudou ~)
“The Limits Of Despair ~ Eternity ~”

In a surprising turn of events, just about nothing is revealed this week. Instead, my mind was pretty blown away after watching Gotou get shot. But besides watching one of my favorite characters go down pretty hard, I thought it was pretty crazy watching Yakumo’s father try to actually take over Yakumo’s body.

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – 12

「失意の果てに ~憎悪~」 (Shitsui no Hate Ni ~ Zouo ~)
“The Limits Of Despair ~ Hatred ~”

After such a depressing end to last week’s episode, I’m glad that the precursor to the finale ended on such a huge cliffhanger. I can’t remember a single arc in this series where I was on the edge of my seat only to get smashed in the face by the ending sequence.

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – 11

「失意の果てに~凶刃~」 (Shitsui no Hate Ni ~ Kyoujin ~)
“The Limits of Despair ~ Assassin’s Dagger ~ “

While last week’s episode kind of foreshadowed that something was going to happen to Isshin, I never expected that he would go down as hard or as fast as he did. Under the circumstances, I’m still amazed that what happened, actually happened.

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – 10

「失意の果てに~告知~」 (Shitsui no Hate Ni ~ Kokuchi ~)
“The Limit of Despair ~ Announcement ~”

Coming down to the final stretch, Yakumo is on its final arc. While the amount of information they packed into this episode was staggering, I hope that all of this buildup is leading to a GREAT finale for the series. Three more episodes to go!

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – 06

「格安の物件」 (Kakuyasu no Bukken)
“Cheap Property”

I never thought that a show like Yakumo would make me question the basic fundamentals of how anime girls worked. Being that this week’s episode was a lot more laid back then the previous two I found it crazy how much they focused on how seriously girls take their looks (where did the “shinrei” and “tantei” go?!).

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – 05

「魂をつなぐもの ~蘇生~」 (Tamashii wo Tsunagu Mono ~ Sosei ~)
“Connecting Souls ~Rebirth~”

This week’s Yakumo was also pretty darn good. Even though I’ve been complaining about the crazy pacing and the lame detective cases, the past two weeks have been a breath of fresh air. While it’s not as creepy as I hoped it would be, the story makes up for it entirely.

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – 04

「魂をつなぐもの~憑依~」 (Tamashii wo Tsunagu Mono ~ Hyoui ~)
“Connecting Spirits ~Possession~”

This week’s Yakumo is probably the best one so far. I think this show can finally hold the title Shinrei Tantei Yakumo. From the continuing murder spree on high school girls, malicious spirits trying to possess people for their own gain, to Yakumo finally exposing some of his past and opening himself up to others. Finally, there seems to be an over arcing plot that is bringing together what this anime is supposed to be about – detective work involving some kind of supernatural phenomenon.