Release the Spyce Series Review

For a series that started with a splash, this one kind of meandered along. It was never terrible, but it certainly didn't use all its potential which is disappointing to say the least.

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And With This Monologue I do Progress the Plot

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During the Autumn 2018 anime season, it occurred to me that there are some narrative devices I just don't take seriously anymore. They may have at one point served a valuable narrative purpose or been written with thought and care, but now it seems as though every example I run across is either tongue-in-cheek satirising … Continue reading And With This Monologue I do Progress the Plot

What Were The Worst Anime of Autumn 2018?

Here it is. The worst anime of Autumn for 2018 as voted by you the readers as well as my choices for anime I watched that just didn't deliver.

Sugar and Spyce and All Things Nice

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And Release the Spyce comes to an end. I guess this is nice and full circle but it really isn't overly thrilling.

Things Are Getting Spycy As Time Runs Out

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Release the Spyce Episode 11 Review For all that this anime hasn't really gone as well as expected from its premise, I do have to compliment its sound design this week. That was actually a thing of beauty and the whole series has actually had remarkably good sound effects and a pretty awesome soundtrack. However … Continue reading Things Are Getting Spycy As Time Runs Out

This Week They Really Spyced Things Up

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Release the Spyce Episode 10 Review: The traitor revealed and the girls in their worst mess yet - does getting blown up count as a mess - the only thing is this anime hasn't really made me believe any of these girls are really going to go down. I'd be highly surprised if they didn't shake all of this off in the first few minutes of the next episode.

Autumn 2018 Week 9

Autumn 2018 - Week 9: What did week 9 bring us? Well, plenty of great moments as the Autumn anime start heading into either their final turn of the season or gear up for their mid-season if they are running two cour. That said, it is also time to start thinking about which of these anime is the best of the season.

The Disastrous Day The Mentor Character Died

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Release the Spyce Episode 9 Review: Further proof that every scar comes with an angsty back story as Hanzo shares the story of her mentor with Momo. This week we get the final set up for what I guess will be the climactic confrontation.

Autumn 2018 Week 8

Another week in paradise... well not really but we can all hope and dream. And even if I'm not then at least I am nearing the end of an anime season that has been thoroughly enjoyable. The quality entertainment available this season has been amazing and I am genuinely enjoying the ride. Though, we are … Continue reading Autumn 2018 Week 8

Snakes? Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?

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Release the Spyce Episode 8 Review: The girls travel to Okinawa to infiltrate a facility guarded by snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? Throw in a viking girl and we're in for a fairly interesting episode even if not an overly sensible one.