I’m a day late to the party, so here is a quick rundown of the Spiral episodes I watched:
#14: Recrap episode. Nothing actually happens. Rating: no stars
#15: A glorified game of dodgeball that takes up an entire episode. This episode is mainly there to introduce the next member of the Blade Children, Ryoko. Rating: *1/2
#16: This episode is mostly setup for the next one, where Hiyono and Rio get kidnapped. Not much to write home about. Rating: **
#17: The best of the bunch, Hiyono and Rio end up being kidnapped, so Ayumu and a couple of the Blade Children have to save them. They end up figuring their way out through booby traps and jumping on top of an elevator to climb to the top of the building to rescue them. A fun, exciting episode. Rating: ***1/2
There you have it. Spiral is mostly fun, though a couple of those episodes weren’t that great. When it’s good, it’s really good.