"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."
"They want to use their journalistic craft to bring an end to the bloodshed, and Flag shows how they can do that - by capturing life, humanity and peace"
"In these scenes, no matter how sad it gets, this movie is no tragedy porn; it moves the heart in such a more complicated, genuine and hearty way."
"But, and this is the key thing - the key reason I love Super Cub so much... it's pure inspiration."
"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."
"while the handling of Lena's story in relation to the concept's exploration is 86's best asset, Lena herself is probably its greatest weakness"
"Now and Then, Here and There makes you feel hopeless. Its existential treatment of terror leaves a hole in the stomach that cannot be filled, one that cannot be moved, one that can only be accepted. It feels nigh impossible to carry on, and giving up is the only option left. You feel you must accept this darkness. There is no fighting it, no possible move you can make to escape. But you must."
"Not only is Hachiman frustratingly relatable and downright hilarious, but his problem solving-style is... fascinating"
"Sure, I love Ai's optimistic energy, and I love the few moments where Setsuna goes off all otakuy (hard relate, girl), but Yuu's go-get-'em attitude and clear communication is what I wanted to see the most of. How often do I get to say that about a protagonist? Not often."
"overall, it builds a compelling story, even if it's ultimately... not the one you'd expect going in"