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Little Snow Fairy Sugar Complete Collection Review 2

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers) The second half of the Sugar series fills out this set as we get episodes fourteen through twenty-four of the broadcast series and the two DVD-only episodes that fit into the show within this set as they're not epilogues for the most part. Sugar doesn't deviate all that much from what we've seen before as we get a handful of small stories that involve the gang running around and getting into things while trying to discover who it is they are and finding the Twinkle they need to become full fairies. They're still watched by the same adult fairies that haven't changed much and Saga and her friends as moving along much as we've seen. As time goes on though, the bonds between all of them are getting stronger. Saga is becoming more involved in the various activities that Sugar gets caught up in, such as the mildly amusing opening episode that has the snow fairy trying to figure out a way to help a turtle named Lancelot fly so he can spend time with a dove that he admires and sees every day. This is the kind of story that often has me cringing and anxiously waiting for it to end, but because of the nature of this show and its very relaxed and almost fairytale like nature, it works pretty well and you can enjoy it more than other similar stories because it's so earnestly nice and simple. Saga's had a somewhat adversarial relationship with Sugar since the start as they've fought often enough, largely because of the things that Sugar gets involved in. When Sugar and the other fairies head off for a week of training with Elder and the others though, Saga's excited to have her schedule back and some peace and quiet for a bit. It's no surprise that she ends up missing her, but it doesn't feel forced and there's a real honesty to the way Saga gets concerned about Sugar and the rest when a typhoon blows through the area where the fairies are training. She becomes so concerned that she's completely distracted from the chores and things she has scheduled. To Read More Click Me!

Little Snow Fairy Sugar Complete Collection Review

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers) An original series developed by J.C. Staff, A Little Snow Fairy Sugar is a twenty-four episode series that also has two supplemental OVAs. This release takes us through the first thirteen episodes of the TV series and really does simply delight the viewer if they're willing to deal in a world of light simplicity and fun. Sugar is the kind of show where yes, it is aimed at adults but is also completely accessible to children. It's an all ages show but one that while it can work for adults, it doesn't pander to them with all kinds of angles and shots of the younger characters that are disturbing. Sugar is an interesting show as it's one steeped in detail and atmosphere as the creative team went to a small town in Germany and have recreated much of its feel here in animated for. The show takes place in what feels like relatively modern times as it focuses on a young woman named Saga. At age eleven, Saga has had a rough couple of years as her mother died three years prior and she now lives with her grandmother. Saga's the kind of child that tries her best at living though in order to honor her mother, so she makes the most out of every single day. She works at a little coffee shop trying to create a masterful blend of her own and she delivers coffee to a few locations as well before she heads off to school each day. One area she treats herself to is going to the piano store where she's able to look longingly at one and sometimes play it a little. Saga's mother is a huge influence on her life in that she was a master pianist. Saga has the dream of following her in some form, as she continues to practice and work at it, but it doesn't come across as a massive driving force behind her. Saga's the kind of calm but proactive child in that she has her plans, her schedules and a list of things that she wants to get done and focuses on achieving that. Saga's also the type that schedules her time with friends, such as checking out clothes and getting a delicious snack here and there, but not in a way that seems bad. She's a bright, good natured kid who has some wonderful friend in Norma and Anne and an amusing rival in Greta, the daughter of a fairly well to do family who views Saga as someone who is trying to challenge her. To Read More Click Me!

A Little Snow Fairy Sugar Season 1 Review

There is something disturbing about A Little Snow Fairy Sugar. In an era of carefully honed market research, where every series is an amalgam of tropes and fetishes designed to appeal to its target audience, this relic from the early 2000's is strangely devoid of any gimmicks. Saga is not some unwitting nymphet for creepy older men to drool over, and neither is she a wish-fulfilment vehicle for little girls who want to be idols or pastry chefs or surrounded by hot guys. The fairies are not secretly fighting a battle in the magical world where they must face tougher and tougher opponents. And the search for the ''Twinkle''' is not a plot device designed to sell a collectible card game. What's so disturbing about Sugar is that it is exactly what it is: a heartwarming children's series with an infusion of magic. For that, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. But wait, is that a sigh or a yawn? The show gets off to an incredibly weak start, and if this were the bad old days of 4 episodes per disc, people would be quitting the series in droves after Volume 1. Saga's first encounter with Sugar is presented with lackluster pacing, and even the arrival of Sugar's friends (the appropriately named Salt and Pepper) fails to raise the series above a mindless fetch quest where the fairies keep searching for the Twinkle but never find it. At the same time, Saga's exasperated dealings with them never quite reach full comedy potential; instead, she just seems to be stomping around being mad at the fairies all the time. To Read More Click Me!