"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"
"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."
"if you didn't already want to eat the rich, you do now"
"We've come a long way for me to say that Yuukoku no Moriarty is, indeed, one such unimpressionable anime. There is only one way that I can describe it: elementary."
"Adachi to Shimamura brings to the table an exciting gradual romanticism and even appropriate avant garde direction choices"
"Bakarina makes it seem like it's so easy to imbue a cast with humanity and agency without sacrificing any of the fun"
"From the collective that brought us the eponymous Pop Team Epic anime comes another stoner comedy that transcends the realms of animation"
"the situations ramp up in hilarity - from the awkward snickers that Catarina's world-uninformed antics arouse near the early episode, right up into the gut-busting ridiculousness of an eight year old recreating The Shining's 'Here's Johnny!' moment in the triumphant climax"