"There's a lot of nitty-gritty characterisation lying within Waver and El-Melloi II, and the series expertly digs into this to become the most compelling character study of the year"
"As a screenplay, Granbelm is quite weak"
I check in with Fall 2019's anime season in its second week, rather impressed with Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy and Vinland Saga, though not so much Azur Lane
With the season over, I go over how the season evolved and cover the highlights.
"For all the impressive writing immersing us in Hoshiai no Sora’s world, there’s nothing particularly grabbing for the majority of the episode"
"BEASTARS, an anime with a gimmick that doesn’t flinch, and embeds its gimmick firmly into its root"
"Expert storyboarding really sells Blade of the Immortal"
"This weirdly cutesy atmosphere is surprisingly not narratively undercut at all throughout the episode, despite the cameras lot of boob and butt"
"For the majority of this episode, the pleasant gags and strong background humour gave me a good smile"
"I’ve long since reconciled with the fact that Symphogear no longer cares for compelling drama as long as it can entertain on a superficial level - and this season certainly does"