"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"
"But, and this is the key thing - the key reason I love Super Cub so much... it's pure inspiration."
"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."
"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"
"Despite all that, though, I've used the word 'fun' four times in this review already - so that surely spells it out enough"
"it doesn't come across as incompetent. Just a bit amateurish"
"It's got its fingers in several pies and none of them are given the dedication to be the 'oomph' factor to make the series worth watching"
"overall, it builds a compelling story, even if it's ultimately... not the one you'd expect going in"