"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."
"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"
"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."
"Majo no Tabitabi is a journey. It doesn't need to have a point; it only need be entertaining. And it... mostly is."
"The bomb dropping may well be the most jaw-dropping sequence of animation to come out of Japan, and that's no small feat."
"Gegege no Kitaoru's theme-focused episodics bite"
"it is stuff like Clannad that represent the worst of television"