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Release the Spyce (RELEASE THE SPYCE リリース ザ スパイス, Rirīsu Za Supaisu), also known as ReleSpa (リリスパ, Ririsupa) for short, is an Japanese anime television series produced by ASCII Media Works and animated by Lay-duce. The series is directed by Yō Satō and features a concept written by Takahiro and original character designs by Namori. The anime officially premiered in Japan from October 7, 2018 on MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11.

On September 29, Sentai Filmworks announced that it has acquired exclusive rights to the the anime in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, South America and other select territories. The company plans to stream the series as a simulcast this fall and then release the series on home video.[1] HIDIVE later announced that it would stream the first episode on October 6 for members in those regions.[2]

Synopsis Edit

The series is about a girl named Momo who attends high school at the city of Sorasaki. However, she is secretly a member of Tsukikage, an intelligence agency that protects people. As a new member of the agency, she works alongside her colleagues including her senior Yuki and friends. Together, they work to establish peace in the city.[3]

Credits Edit

Production Edit

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Main key visual.

It's announced at Anime Japan 2018 that the anime slated for a release in October 2018 as well as revealed the first anime preview,[4] theme song,[5]new key visual along with updates on the official website.[6][7] The anime staff later revealed 03 more visuals,[8][9] before the second promotion video[10] and villain casts as well as opening theme song "Supatto! Spy & Spice" and the ending theme song "Hide & Seek" performed by the voice actress of respective characters, under the group name Tsukikage.[11]

List of Episodes Edit

Media Edit

Manga Edit

Main article: Release the Spyce: The Secret Mission

The anime is also inspiring a spin-off manga[12] titled Release the Spyce: The Secret Mission (RELEASE THE SPYCE ないしょのミッション, Rirīsu Za Supaisu Naisho no Misshon) by Meia Mitsuki, which debuted in Dengeki G's Comic March 2018 issue on January 30, 2018.[3]

Light Novel Edit

Main article: Release the Spyce: Golden Genesis

A gaiden novelization[13] titled Release the Spyce: Golden Genesis (RELEASE THE SPYCE GOLDEN GENESIS, Rirīsu Za Supaisu Gōruden Geneshisu)[13] will start serialization in Dengeki G's Novel Vol. 30, the appendix for the Dengeki G's Magazine April issue on February 27, 2018. It will focus on the character Yuki Hanzōmon.[3]

4-koma Manga Edit

A 4-koma manga series by Tendō Baku, planned by Takahiro and supervised by Sorasaki. F titled After ReleSpa-san (その後のリリスパさん, Sonogo no Ririsupa-san) was serialized on the official Twitter account, with each chapter released after the respective episode's broadcast.[14]

Intermission Movie Edit

Similar to the 4-koma, each part was released after every episode's broadcast.

Web Radio Edit

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Official program banner.

TV Anime "Release the Spyce" Tsukikage's Great Tactics (TVアニメ「RELEASE THE SPYCE」ツキカゲ大作戦, Terebi Anime "Rirīsu Za Supaisu" Tsukikage Dai-Sakusen) started from September 24, 2018. It's co-hosted by the voice actresses of Momo Minamoto (Yukari Anzai), Fū Sagami (Akane Fujita), and Goe Ishikawa (Yuri Noguchi) on every Monday.

Live Broadcast Edit

Ririsupa Live Broadcast: ~Mission: Something Important?!~ (リリスパ生放送 ~ミッション:ぽっしぶる!?~, Ririsupa Namahōsō ~Misshon: Posshi Buru?~) is delivered on both Niconico's live broadcast and Line Live.

App Game Edit

Main article: Release the Spyce: Secret Fragrance

In November 2, 2018, it's announced that an app game titled Release the Spyce: Secret Fragrance (RELEASE THE SPYCE secret fragrance, Rirīsu Za Supaisu Shiikuretto Fureguransu) will launch from Spring 2019.[15]

Commemorative Illustrations Edit

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. Sentai Filmworks Licenses Release the Spyce Anime
  2. Release the Spyce Anime's English-Subtitled Trailer Reveals October 6 Premiere on HIDIVE
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Official synopsis on Dengeki G's Comic March 2018 issue
  4. First Anime PV Revealed at Anime Japan 2018
  5. Theme Song Revealed at Anime Japan 2018
  6. New Key Visual Update
  7. Release the Spyce Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals October Premiere
  8. Release the Spyce Anime Unveils New Visual
  9. Release the Spyce Anime Reveals 2 New Visuals
  10. Release the Spyce Original Anime's 2nd Promo Video Streamed
  11. Release the Spyce Anime Reveals Additional Cast, Theme Song Artists
  12. Release the Spyce: The Secret Mission Promo Tweet
  13. 13.0 13.1 Release the Spyce: Golden Genesis Promo Tweet
  14. After Ririsupa-san's Serialization Tweet
  15. Release the Spyce: Secret Fragrance App Game Announcement Tweet