The first season of Corpse Princess brought in a familiar but decently done premise about young women who come back from the dead that are special, ones that will hunt down the other undead called Shikabane who have regrets that they can't let go over and go on a rampage about. Giving us these women known as Shikabane Hime and tying them to monks of the Kougan Sect that they would create a contract with that would give them additional healing powers and strength is routine, and there is a certain predictability there, but the execution of it all was competent and there were some interesting changes made at the end of the first season with regards to Keisei, the elder "brother" of Ouri, the ostensible male lead of the series.
The second season brings us to the interesting place several months after the end of the first. Ouri has decided to become a monk himself so he can fulfill the contract with Makina that Keisei asked him to handle. Ouri has been working hard at catching up on things but he can go only so far so fast, considering that many monks spend the majority of their lives and only reach so far. While the bond was established between the two, taking it fully to the next level is not something that can happen all that easily sometimes. The process of bringing them together fully is something that does occur, but it never feels like it fully gels together in a way that feels fully convincing. Individually, each of them works well but as a pair their connection is truly tenuous at best.
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