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Spiral - Vol. 6: Notes of Truth

A movie directed by Shingo Kaneko

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No Truth here

  • Jul 18, 2006
Pros: Uh, I like Rio's outfit?

Cons: Just about everything else.

The Bottom Line: Wow. Huge letdown. A.k.a. waste of my time.

Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot.

Considering how I seriously had nothing to do and my sister was watching LOTR: ROTK and I’ve seen that tons already, I figured, why not? and went ahead and watched the rest of it…to my great disappointment.

Episode 22: The plan Kanone proposed goes awry and Rio, Ryoko, and Asazuki face certain death. How will the escape this time? Ayumu makes his decision and suddenly know where to go. And the revelation the Hunter reveals at the end…is not a surprise (at least to me).

Episode 23: Oh it’s a rainy day. But don’t worry, tomorrow is another lovely day. Even though everyone is depressed and Madoka is being lead around by Kanone. And of course, everyone is talking but they aren’t making sense – just rambling on and on.

Episode 24: We’re back to where we started, one of the Blade Children testing Ayumu, Ayumu having his little revelations and taking the time to say “The melody of logic will always play the truth” and whatnot. And more bombs waiting to explode, of course.

Episode 25: Finally, it’s the last battle of wits and only one can be the victor. With Ayumu given no possible way out, how can he win? And will he find the answers he seeks?

I hate to spoil this for everyone, but I was so glad when Hiyono slapped Narumi in the face. It was so annoying everyone acting like they were. The Blade Children I could see, but he had no reason to be acting like that. Once again Hiyono proves her awesomeness. #24 was just too far-fetched for me. I’ll buy the first bomb, but the second and how it’s to be disarmed? No, sorry, I don’t see the connection. Maybe it’s too out there for me, but either way, this is just the same thing as the very beginning of the series and that didn’t make me any happier.

Am I going to ruin everything for you by giving everything away? YES! I don't know the last time I've been so disappointed with a series. Were any of my questions answered from the last review? No. None of them. To be honest, I’ve decided this whole thing was dumb. Yup. A waste of my time. I never found out jack. I don’t get what the deal with the Blade Children was, why they cursed, where they came from, why needed Ayumu, if they were saved, why these Hunter guys wanted to kill them, blah, blah, blah. Interesting ideas to start off with, but nothing was followed through. Nice try guys, but you're gonna have to do better next time, no rolled coins, please drive through.

No preference to Japanese or English. I don’t have any problems with the English version, as everyone does their part and no one sounds too awkward and such. Whatever floats yer boat.

The opening and ending songs are still the same, so there’s nothing new to state about that. Within the episodes, there are a few new pieces here and there, but all in all, it’s still the same basic clips played in their typical spots. And Ayumu plays better piano than Eyes, so there.

The animation was always good, not excellent, but it’s about on par with the series. This didn’t end well, so I guess it’s fine they weren’t excellent anyway.

Best part of the whole series? Hiyono singing and tickling Ayumu. Yeah, that’s about it.

I’m going to go do something with my life now.

Episodes in Volume 5:
22. The Confession
23. Relentless Rain
24. The Man In the High Castle
25. The Sound of an Iris Freezing and Melting


Previous Volumes:
Spiral - Volume 1: What Are the Blade Children?
Spiral - Volume 2: Disarming Fate
Spiral - Volume 3: Shooting Fallen Stars
Spiral - Volume 4: Sharpening Wit
Spiral - Volume 5: The Melody of Logic


Viewing Format: DVD

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The thrilling mystery anime series SPIRAL follows the adventures of Ayumu Narumi as he investigates the disappearance of his older brother Kiyotaka. When his search leads him to a shadowy organization known as the Blade Children, Narumi becomes implicated in the group's criminal dealings and finds himself accused of murder. With the help of his journalist friend Hiyono Yuizaki, Narumi sets out to prove his innocence, unravel the mystery of his missing brother, and figure out why the Blade Children have become inextricably linked to his destiny. This sixth volume concludes the mystery anime series with the final four episodes: "The Confession," "Relentless Rain," "The Man in the High Castle," and "The Sound of an Iris Freezing and Melting."
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Director: Shingo Kaneko
Release Date: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Runtime: 1hr 40min

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