"Because its DJ gimmick fails to expand, the only talking point, then, is how this is actually a CGI tech showpiece"
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"Some sharp comic timing, brutal facial expressions from Tazusa and amusing hijinks mean the series has a real bop to its comic portions, and it naturally glides between them and the more serious or romantic parts with wit and charisma"
"it doesn't come across as incompetent. Just a bit amateurish"
"Not only is Hachiman frustratingly relatable and downright hilarious, but his problem solving-style is... fascinating"
"Sure, I love Ai's optimistic energy, and I love the few moments where Setsuna goes off all otakuy (hard relate, girl), but Yuu's go-get-'em attitude and clear communication is what I wanted to see the most of. How often do I get to say that about a protagonist? Not often."
"It's got its fingers in several pies and none of them are given the dedication to be the 'oomph' factor to make the series worth watching"
"It was funny - really funny, even - by virtue of great direction and that chipper pacing, but the gags themselves were just okay slapstick"
"overall, it builds a compelling story, even if it's ultimately... not the one you'd expect going in"
"It's equal parts eloquently meaningful somehow punkishly pissed off political critique, and still adrenaline pumping thriller action. And it excels at both."
"The monologues, that dominate episodes, are equal parts intimate and hilarious"