Captain Earth Series Review: Earth is Doomed and As Usual Only a Group of Teens (And Robots) Can Save Us

Captain Earth is one of those series that is kind of lame and yet also worth watching because there's fun to be had and some good ideas buried in the mess. And it's always fun watching super powered teens in giant robots fight to save the earth.

Watch or Drop? Eighty-Six

Watch or Drop

Another military fantasy anime featuring a naive female in a position of power... Here's hoping this one goes better than The Price of Smiles.

The Price of Smiles Series Review

The Price of Smiles Episode 1

Two very different girls on opposite sides of a war find themselves each day wondering why they keep on going. As friends and comrades are killed, the pain of war increases and their desperation to find a reason to smile grows. This is The Price of Smiles and it follows each girl until they meet and the choice they end up making.

Bringing Back Smiles Through Over-Simplification

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The Price of Smiles Episode 12 Review - Well we have come to the end and I can say with confidence at least that this anime concludes its story. The fact that it does so through over-simplifying the situation in the extreme and relies on cute girls smiling to sell the solution is kind of a point against it, but at least we aren't left hanging for a sequel that probably would never have happened.

Not About Who Is Right, Only Who Is Left

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The Price of Smiles Episode 10 and 11 Review - The war marches on creating more orphans, more sadness, and more death. Whoever 'wins' this conflict isn't going to be left with much and the price has been very, very high.

Where Will Yuuki Find Her Smile Now?

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The Price of Smiles Episode 6 - Yuuki's kingdom is getting pressured and the capital is soon to fall. During the last stand Yuuki will make a decision that will change everything, but even then her own people may not follow her lead. With everything that has happened, the question is whether or not Yuuki will ever find a reason to smile after all of this?

The Desperation of Both Sides in a War

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The Price of Smiles Episode 5 Review - Even though we've spent barely an episode prior with Stella and her team, this week the Price of Smiles shows that it can make you care about characters in a very short space of time. To the point where it is difficult to know if you are hoping for them to succeed or fail as they move in behind the enemy position.

Rare Case When Naive Heroism Doesn’t Win The Day

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The Price of Smiles Episode 4 Review: Coincidences may be stacking up and a few parts of this story are stretching plausibility, but that doesn't change that they are doing a beautiful job of crushing Yuuki's core personality and that is making it all the better.

You Mean There’s People On The Other Side Of A War?

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The Price of Smiles Episode 3 drops us in on the other sides' movements in this war. Who knew people on both sides of a conflict were hurting?

The Will To Keep A Smile Shining

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The Price of Smiles plunges us headfirst into the war this week. While learning that Joshua has been deliberately keeping the Princess in the dark we also see the lengths he will go to in order to see her smile. And yet...