"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..."
"you really have to be an older, more experienced anime fan to get all of Vlad Love's shtick"
"Despite all that, though, I've used the word 'fun' four times in this review already - so that surely spells it out enough"
"Because its DJ gimmick fails to expand, the only talking point, then, is how this is actually a CGI tech showpiece"
"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"