"The monologues, that dominate episodes, are equal parts intimate and hilarious"
"Bakarina makes it seem like it's so easy to imbue a cast with humanity and agency without sacrificing any of the fun"
"Were this another anime, they might call his deterministic attitude and rigidity to his opinions a good thing, but anybody in the real world knows these aren't typically good character traits, and Revisions refuses to let him off the hook for it."
"What Eizouken has is bundles of creative visual art, but that gradually loses its shimmer as the show goes on"
I've been racking my brain, thinking which trope is the worst offender.
"To address this question, I will take a step back and look at what makes an ending, deconstructing the narrative importance of an ending, and coming to terms with how important the ending is in the grand scheme of things."
"it is not the kind of cerebral television you usually see, even if it’s tremendously good fun"
"The journey of Galaxy Express 999 uses the sheer length of the series to leave a genuinely important impact on its main character"
With the season over, I go over how the season evolved and try to not get bogged down by disappointment.
"Sarazanmai has a poignant message to tell,"