"The bomb dropping may well be the most jaw-dropping sequence of animation to come out of Japan, and that's no small feat."
"His life was mundane; not the kind of story worth telling... but watching this old man reminisce is utterly gripping."
"Bakarina makes it seem like it's so easy to imbue a cast with humanity and agency without sacrificing any of the fun"
"the situations ramp up in hilarity - from the awkward snickers that Catarina's world-uninformed antics arouse near the early episode, right up into the gut-busting ridiculousness of an eight year old recreating The Shining's 'Here's Johnny!' moment in the triumphant climax"
"Natsunagu shows that we all have stories to tell and Natsuna will be damned if her's doesn't end with a happy ending"
With the new season, I try and find the motivation to get excited for a lacklustre lineup. And Bakarina.
"This episode quietly plays out as a whirlwind, deepening many of Richard's quirks while Seigi chases his trail of breadcrumbs"
"Yori's story of incestuous love is one of classic melodrama, with potency straight out of the starcrossed lovers tales of yore"
"Hoshiai no Sora sacrifices much of its time for episodically exploring its casts plights, and o boy do they have a lot of plights"
"Mobile Suit Gundam is a truly excellent anime in it opening stages, taking a modicum of time and extrapolating it into something grand."