So I fell in love with yet another anime, following three main characters, Shiki, Mikiya and Tōko. Shiki has a paranormal ability called ‘Mystic Eyes of Death Perception’ which allows her to see the point of origin on any form (living or non-living). Being able to see the lines and point of origin it allows her to kill it with any form of object, she normally uses a dagger in combat, and irregardless of how powerful, once she destroys the point of origin within the target, it dies. Not to say all her battles are easy because they aren’t. There is so much I could tell you about Shiki but it’s so much better if you watch it yourself.
Mikiya is a friend of Shiki’s and works regularly for Tōko as a secretary. He also does a lot of information gathering and has been told that he’d make an excellent detective. Tōko took him on as an employee because of the fact that he was able to find her shop, which is hidden to everyone except those who wish to find it. He fell in love with her skill of puppet making. Mikiya is kindhearted and patient, especially with Shiki.
Tōko is a sorceress and puppet maker. She has distanced herself from the magical community she was once apart of but still helps out with paranormal disturbances from time to time. Shiki takes care of combat and Tōko rarely has to step in. When she does, it’s exciting and shocking.
There’s a lot of violence in these movies and they are supposedly rated NC-17. I’d have rated them R but I do understand the higher rating as you get further on into the series. The last one I watched, number 5, Paradox Spiral is (admittingly) slightly confusing until you get to the end. It keeps you entranced and on your toes. The ending is absolutely thrilling and worth waiting for. I enjoyed all of the movies so far and I can’t wait for number 6 and the others to come out. You have to pay attention to the timeline as well, they show month and year and sometimes the day, too. If you like anime, you’ll love these movies, but only if you can handle the violence. Otherwise, don’t bother. Laters.