"This unimportant 'filler' is actually really crucial to see the characters and world existing outside of the plots, and it is where writing can easily add another dimension."
"it is stuff like Clannad that represent the worst of television"
"Words have connotations, and that's why words like 'trap' are problematic when used as terms for anime character archetypes"
"It's in the carefully handled tone where Fragtime finds its success"
"The boys aren't nice people, and it contributes to the silliness."
"It's a frantic, distressing ride to the finish line, but the foundation isn't quite there to make it an epic one"
"His life was mundane; not the kind of story worth telling... but watching this old man reminisce is utterly gripping."
"To be blunt, the anime lineup for Summer 2020 looks utterly dire."
"Bakarina makes it seem like it's so easy to imbue a cast with humanity and agency without sacrificing any of the fun"
"the show fairly consistently finds new, exciting ways to keep its characters dumb, in full-control of their dumb decisions, and at the mercy of each other berating one-another only to become sillier and sillier and more sapphic by the minute."