"The animanga realm doesn't have the most stellar standards for male protagonists in male demographic romance stories. I get that - but that doesn't make Gojo good."
"The themes of Season 2 - of privilege, of perspective imbued from upbringing and being a good person despite - are really well handled, it's just annoying that lame plot beats like kidnapping have to move them along."
"Kimi ni Todoke makes its whole raison d'etre putting a bit more depth into every aspect of the banal anime rom-com genre tropes"
"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."
"I can almost guarantee you'll crack a smile watching it because it just doesn't trip on landmines"
"...a great watch of ingenuity-cum-stupidity..."
"you really have to be an older, more experienced anime fan to get all of Vlad Love's shtick"
"Because its DJ gimmick fails to expand, the only talking point, then, is how this is actually a CGI tech showpiece"
"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"
"it doesn't come across as incompetent. Just a bit amateurish"