"Ristarte makes every scene hilarious through a particularly impassioned voice acting performance from Aki Toyosaki, and some creative and cartoony facial expressions"
With the top anime of 2019, overall, out of the way, let's look a little closer at the bits that made each anime what they were, shall we?
"If you can push away the dissonance caused by the super genius leads and other plot holes, you might just find Promised Neverland to be one of the strongest anime of the year."
"The threat to humanity is not extinction, but forced trauma that cannot be overcome, a result of refusing to overcome or cheating your way out of your own troubles - that’s an extremely powerful message"
"the show never really does more than tell its overly simple story with a weakly developed conflict"
"Subaru’s journey from start-to-finish is extremely heartwarming."
"A perfectly serviceable cute-girls cast that just aren’t developed is, sadly, Endro’s shtick"
"xx is not going to win over new fans, but it’s just that little bit more introspective as it gradually expands its core ideas."
"Spec Ops Asuka fails a strong premise."
"Kotobuki can be tremendous as an action romp at times - it’s funny, sharp, tense, exciting… but, for the lion’s share of the runtime, barely interesting, rarely feeling and never meaningful."