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Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna

Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna

Alternative Titles

English: Spiral: Bond of Reasoning
Japanese: スパイラル -推理の絆-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2002 to Mar 25, 2003
Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Drama
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.421 (scored by 14286 users)
Ranked: #18242
Popularity: #1137
Members: 31,076
Favorites: 251
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Popular Tags

comedy detective drama mystery

Synopsis

Ayumu Narumi's older brother Kiyotaka, a renowned detective and piano player, disappears all of a sudden. The only clue Narumi has, are the Blade Children. Two years later a row of murders and incidents begin, relating to the Blade Children. Together with school journalist, Hiyono Yuizaki, Narumi tries to figure out their destiny.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna

Characters & Voice Actors

Narumi, Ayumu
Narumi, Ayumu
Main
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi
Rutherford, Eyes
Rutherford, Eyes
Main
Ishida, Akira
Japanese
Ishida, Akira
Yuizaki, Hiyono
Yuizaki, Hiyono
Main
Asano, Masumi
Japanese
Asano, Masumi
Takeuchi, Rio
Takeuchi, Rio
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui

Staff

Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Producer
Watson, Barry
Watson, Barry
Producer
Hosoda, Mamoru
Hosoda, Mamoru
Director, Storyboard
Hata, Shouji
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director

Add episode Episodes

Episodes  1 / 25
Aired  Oct 1, 2002 to Mar 25, 2003
Status  Finished Airing



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Jul 22, 2007 4:59 PM
palladium
When I finished the first episode, I couldn't help myself to continue on. This anime probably has one of the best beginnings I've ever seen. The plot rapidly unfolds about the relationship between Narumi and the Blade Children, as well as Hiyomi ( the main female protagonist).The audience was entertained with how Narumi used logical deductions to solve crimes, which even the police are having a hard time with, and life-threatening situations designed by the Blade Children to 'test' him. Some romance were evident in the early part of the series, which blends in nicely with Narumi's somewhat inability to socialise.

Having said that, the series read more
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Dec 1, 2008 7:29 PM
dreams-of-ivy
The thing most people don't realize about Spiral, and the reason, I think, it has such a mixed review, is that the manga and the anime go hand in hand. Questions that are not answered in the anime are in the manga, points are brought up in the anime that aren't raised in the manga etc.

Most importantly though is the fact that the Blade children's past is meant to be very ambiguous. There are questions that are NOT meant to be answered because they would ruin the mystery of the characters or the show as a whole.

In my opinion, it is one of the most read more
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May 11, 2008 10:11 PM
Darkmage530
Spiral was an interesting show. The story grabs you right away, spins you around and confuses you (in a positive way of course) It really makes you want to keep watching to find out what happens next. Unfortunately the story doesn't keep up with it's great start. It starts to slow down and less questions get answered. This is my biggest disappointment with the show, if the story had kept up with the beginning it would have been an absolutely incredible show.

The art work is mediocre and at times poorly done. The colors seem kind of dull. The read more
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Jul 16, 2007 4:57 PM
Ria
Spiral is one of those animes that gets a lot of mixed reviews. In my opinion, however, it is one of the greatest animes ever created for many reasons. It's not completely perfect, of course -- I don't believe anything is perfect -- but it comes pretty darn close.

---Story---

"I'm going to pursue the mystery of the Blade Children." This single line, spoken by Kiyotaka Narumi, is the premise for the entire show. Above all else, Spiral is a mystery anime, and it centers around what, exactly, the Blade Children are. It's a fascinating idea, that, most unfortunately, is never fully read more
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They are both detective anime, but the mysteries in detective academy Q are more solvable and intriguing whereas the problems in spiral are more on the unreasonably difficult side. 
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Anime: Loveless
Both give off a similar feeling, with the central mystery surrounding the main character's older brother. The soundtracks are very similar as well. However, Loveless has a BL vibe that Spiral lacks. 
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Anime: Gosick
The anime style is Gothic, the genre is mystery, specifically dealing with a high school detective. There is a lot of angst and wonderment about whether the canon characters will live or die. 
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Opening Theme

"Kibouhou (希望峰)" by Strawberry Jam

Ending Theme

"Cocktail" by Hysteric Blue

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