Dec 20, 2022
- This review contains spoilers -
The first thing I will say about Twin Spirit Detectives is that it held a lot of promise.
Story: The show is about Xiaotu, a kind of detective for hire, who works with his brother solving mysteries. The plot was interesting at first, with everything supernatural having a natural explanation somehow, but quickly leaves the original plot behind in favor of increasingly paranormal and strange events that just didn't make sense. In the end, it was all because of some doctor who had found the physical manifestation of the "human spirit" as a small, insect shaped piece of tissue in
the brain. The doctor was experimenting with transplanting it, working on twins like the main characters. The plot started out interesting, but had problems with pacing and lot's of plot holes, especially considering science and physics ( the spirit was in the brain, but some how a specially made crossbow bolt to the neck extracted it without damaging the person etc.)
Art & Sound: The art and sound was probably the best parts of this show, showcasing possibly the best voice acting I've ever seen in a Chinese anime. The art was also solid. I did enjoy the instrumental part of the OP, but not the singing (preferences, you know).
Overall: This show had a lot of promise, but failed to deliver when it came to story and character building. There might be more seasons coming, but I'm not sure I will be bothering to revisit it. This might be different for others though, so I suggest trying it if you fancy some light detective work with a ambiguous and strange main story.
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