Simon Wolfe of Capsule Computers writes:
"Shiki is a pretty promising story about vampires or shiki as they come to prefer being called. As it directly relates to the end of Part 1 though, there will be considerable spoilers for everything that happens in those episodes from here on out. Where Part 1 was a slow boil of pasta sauce for the dinner, as the shiki crept into the community through feeding, Part 2 is where the pan gets knocked over and pasta sauce goes everywhere. No seriously, it looks like it will take months to get all the stains out. Part 1 is the suspense, Part 2 is the action and does it ever bring the action."