"On the back of 100 years of worldbuilding and constant back-and-forths in Vivy's development across time, the sheer content that Vivy managed to stuff into 13 episodes should have been mindblowing, but it never felt rushed or imbalanced in developments. It feels like Vivy achieved the golden standard for pacing an action show."
"I can almost guarantee you'll crack a smile watching it because it just doesn't trip on landmines"
"Because its DJ gimmick fails to expand, the only talking point, then, is how this is actually a CGI tech showpiece"
"The bomb dropping may well be the most jaw-dropping sequence of animation to come out of Japan, and that's no small feat."
"It's cosy, in a way that I need right now and will always clamour for; the warmth it creates isn't a blanket - it's one that gently caresses the heart and holds you tight."
"It's a little hard to get excited about"
"His life was mundane; not the kind of story worth telling... but watching this old man reminisce is utterly gripping."
"What Eizouken has is bundles of creative visual art, but that gradually loses its shimmer as the show goes on"
"there is no cohesive vision"
"Heroes Rising is far more epic and far more important than any pointless popcorn fodder has any right to be"