Release the Spyce
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Action, School, Sci-Fi, Superpowers
First Aired: Fall 2018, 12 episodes
Summary: Momo is a girl with aspirations of saving those in need, a goal she has had as long as she can remember. She has an unexpected chance at realizing her dream when she crosses paths with members of the Tsukikage, a secret intelligence agency that protects society from evildoers. Momo will have the opportunity to train and prove she is worthy of becoming one of the elite. It is not fun and games though, she will be pushed to the limit by her mentor Yuki to see if she can handle the pressure, or if she cracks and returns to society as a normal high school girl.
Release the Spyce is a fun watch. Momo stars as the protagonist, but the supporting cast is just as enjoyable. The Tsukikage organization functions by having a Mentor and an Apprentice. It’s a good time to watch the interactions between various Mentors and their trainees. Some got along famously while others are constantly butting heads. I am also a fan of the worldbuilding done in the series. It’s a world fairly similar to our own, but it contains the Spyce that gives the user extra ability to act at their full potential. Whether they use it for good or evil is up to them. The animation is bright and vibrant. The opening is catchy and gives you a nice idea of what the show is all about. There is even a legit music video
You might enjoy this if: Spice is life. You add chili powder to all your dishes and dream about paprika. For real though, if you like anime with super abilities and high schools, you will have a good time with this one.
You might not like it if: Salt is too spicy for you. There is a lot going on in this series so you have to keep up.
Note to the Viewer: If you turn out to be a big Spycehead, you can download the free-to-play mobile game “Release the Spyce: Secret Fragrance”. It was released in February 2019.
Release the Spyce Opening
Release the Spyce Music Video