"Prologues, naturally, have a tendency to eschew conventional storytelling to move its actors into place to tell the story it really wants to tell, and Vinland Saga's entire run suffers from a lack of meaningful pacing and clear goals."
With the season kicking off, how does each show stack up?
"Ristarte makes every scene hilarious through a particularly impassioned voice acting performance from Aki Toyosaki, and some creative and cartoony facial expressions"
"Hoshiai no Sora sacrifices much of its time for episodically exploring its casts plights, and o boy do they have a lot of plights"
"Is this an attempt to expose the shallowness of the idol industry? Considering Miu's cynicism this episode, it might just be."
"It's an odd sort of fun, watching Caiman and Nikaido two hang-out, bicker and slaughter malevolent magicians"
"Kotoko's characterisation is something that logically shrinks, moreso than expands, as she talks more and more"
"There's something moderately pleasant about how silly and lighthearted the whole affair is"
"I think Eizouken went a bit above-and-beyond, and I began to fall in love thanks to that dedication"