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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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

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.

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.

Why Does Teamwork Serve as an Excellent Story Cornerstone?

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We've all heard the groans, and probably groaned ourselves when an anime pulls out the power or friendship/teamwork finale and characters overcome all obstacles just by working together and recognising each other's strengths and weaknesses. It is a little twee and a lot overdone and when done poorly, groaning is the appropriate response to a trite conclusion. However, and this is a big however, many fantastic and emotionally moving stories continue to embed teamwork as the central concept around which the characters and narrative develop.

Princess Principal Series Review: These Spies Are Cute and Deadly

Overview: Five girls attend a prestigious school in the Kingdom of Albion (a Kingdom split in half by a wall). However, these girls are actually spies using their specific skills to complete their jobs. Review: Princess Principal is going to be a hard show to review really. Mostly because I loved the experience of watching … Continue reading Princess Principal Series Review: These Spies Are Cute and Deadly

Princess Principal Episode 12: Everyone Wants To Go To Casablanca

Review - Some Spoilers: It is no surprise that Ange returns this episode, though the sheer length of time it takes her to come to that decision and act is a little questionable. Once she's in motion though it is hard to imagine she was ever going to fail. This episode takes us back to … Continue reading Princess Principal Episode 12: Everyone Wants To Go To Casablanca

Princess Principal Episode 11: Another Fine Mess

Review: This episode was everything you could have wanted from Princess Principal after the bombshell ending to episode 10. Ange stayed true to who she has been and attempted to throw off pursuers and then run-away with the Princess. Princess however also stayed true to who she had become and pretty much told Ange she … Continue reading Princess Principal Episode 11: Another Fine Mess

Princess Principal Episode 10: A Brief Reunion

Review: This episode definitely went for a darker tone and spent a great deal of time setting up a situation just to make it hurt when it got to the inevitable end of the line. That isn't to say it wasn't a great watch. Predictability isn't a problem so long as the journey is worth … Continue reading Princess Principal Episode 10: A Brief Reunion