"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"
"The journey of Galaxy Express 999 uses the sheer length of the series to leave a genuinely important impact on its main character"
When it's non-stop, it fires on all cylinders to the best of its class. It doesn't manage that consistently enough, though.
Occasional whimpers and questionable pacing aren't major concerns for one of the finest of 2018