"In these scenes, no matter how sad it gets, this movie is no tragedy porn; it moves the heart in such a more complicated, genuine and hearty way."
"But, and this is the key thing - the key reason I love Super Cub so much... it's pure inspiration."
"On the back of 100 years of worldbuilding and constant back-and-forths in Vivy's development across time, the sheer content that Vivy managed to stuff into 13 episodes should have been mindblowing, but it never felt rushed or imbalanced in developments. It feels like Vivy achieved the golden standard for pacing an action show."
"while the handling of Lena's story in relation to the concept's exploration is 86's best asset, Lena herself is probably its greatest weakness"
"Now and Then, Here and There makes you feel hopeless. Its existential treatment of terror leaves a hole in the stomach that cannot be filled, one that cannot be moved, one that can only be accepted. It feels nigh impossible to carry on, and giving up is the only option left. You feel you must accept this darkness. There is no fighting it, no possible move you can make to escape. But you must."
"this is the best season of anime I've ever taken a part in"
"Kimi ni Todoke makes its whole raison d'etre putting a bit more depth into every aspect of the banal anime rom-com genre tropes"
"what happens from dating onwards is a dragging-out event, giving us a series of disconnected skits linked to side character romances with no hook pulling you in. It's not good."
"I can almost guarantee you'll crack a smile watching it because it just doesn't trip on landmines"
"...a great watch of ingenuity-cum-stupidity..."