Oct 28, 2021
Spirit Cage S1 Middle Part & Part 2 & FInal Part Review
Spirit Cage Incarnation S1 Middle & P2 finally dives deeper into the rabbit hole uncovering censored information about the old world. The main premise of this part begins with Captain Marc disobeying the rules of survival on the Lighthouse and being outcasted by the leaders of the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse Master falls severely ill requiring medicine from a medical facility in the dead zone - a place crawling with unknown extremezoans. Captain Marc and his loyal comrades join on the mission to find the medicine and save the Lighthouse Master from losing his
position of power risking corruption in leadership. During the mission, Captain Marc has his throat slit and is on his deathbed being rushed onto the Lighthouse to discover a terrifying secret. This 'new' Marc is outcasted by the members of the Lighthouse except for his loyal comrades and is sent to falling to the ground. He discovers an important eco system among the mana eco (the hierarchal system extremezoans follow) and is saved by 'humans' on the ground.
The story delves deeper into the intricate details of the world lore slowly but it adds heavy doubt on my chest as the details are released. Marc has a simple mindset, he is bred specifically to fight extremezoans as hinted several sources in the story. He is a victim to the political manipulation of the chairman of Light and Shadow cult-worship religion and other humans saved by Marc are manipulated to serve as political tools to outcast him. The story is still full of detail and suspense as we learn the true nature that led up to the Lighthouse's existence and mana eco on the ground. It honestly makes me not want to watch the series because of how unpredictable it can be at points which is very scary.
Art & Sound:8/10
Spirit Cage still manages to have unique visuals. Where other series can't render more than 15 people to a screen, Spirit Cage somehow manages to have dense populations of Lighthouse be on screen at the same time which amazes me considering the processing and rendering power required to render mass amounts of moving humans at a single time. The scenes where Marc gets outcast to the ground and when he is surrounded by extremezoans are examples of having dense populations with great quality. It seems the studio CHKT Entertainment and BiliBili spared no effort to make this series artistically complex.
Sound, I think is still comparable to part 1. The mixture of sound effects and suspenseful music keep the scenes under pressure on what will happen next.
Character development is conflicting. At this stage of the series, sadly a lot of Marcs loyal comrades die and many Lighthouse members turn against him thanks to the political manipulation of the chairman of Light and Shadow. Many characters are still shrouded in mystery like the humans on the ground and the Lighthouse Master and his Master. The final part of Season 1 adds even more mystery when Marc discovers the eco system of mana eco.
Development overall slows down in part 2 and Final part but we still get important details that hint to mysteries mentioned in the 1st part and middle part of Spirit Cage. Overall, still intense and fearful atmosphere watching this series because of its unpredictability.
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