The masters of puppets are the masters of humans. To bring life to a puppet one must capture the human soul.

Puppet Master Sakon (Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon) is a two course supernatural-tinged mystery series. The show rests upon two primary conceits: the connection between spiritualism and certain traditional Japanese arts, and the familiar mystery trope of the amateur detective who has a tendency to stumble across murders. This is a spoiler-free review, so if you are interested in mystery series, puppetry (Bunraku), or older anime, please read on.

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