"it feels like lame imitation"
"the rapid pacing means you can view its edginess with a mind to theorycraft and fantasise, or with pulpy violent entertainment for regular and efficient bursts. It's smooth"
"The actual astronomy elements are mere window-dressings, coming across as well written quirks of the leads personalities that draw them together and to distract from the eventual physicality we know these girls are destined towards but will never actually take part in."
"One for the dreamers, yes, but not necessarily one for the thinkers."
"the show's inability to keep the tone straight isn't just lacklustre - it's utterly dire"
"BEASTARS is one of the more gracefully written anime of the year, and it continues in that vein as it enters its first dramatic arc"
"Teichi doesn't have a strand of agency throughout the whole show, and the entire show crumbles in his absence"
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?
"Mobile Suit Gundam is a truly excellent anime in it opening stages, taking a modicum of time and extrapolating it into something grand."
"Little did I know that this short series would have such a potent backbone, but it's deeply personal"