"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."
"Because its DJ gimmick fails to expand, the only talking point, then, is how this is actually a CGI tech showpiece"
"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."
"His life was mundane; not the kind of story worth telling... but watching this old man reminisce is utterly gripping."
"What's really important here is that big grin. Miu hasn't smiled so genuinely since the series began, and it's so healing to see."
"Is this an attempt to expose the shallowness of the idol industry? Considering Miu's cynicism this episode, it might just be."
The seasons change, the calendars change, and yours truly is also changing the way they write preview posts. I go through my top picks for the season, and why.
"I’ve long since reconciled with the fact that Symphogear no longer cares for compelling drama as long as it can entertain on a superficial level - and this season certainly does"
"the different plot lines harmonise for a cathartic, heart pounding crescendo"
"its dedication to loud comedy and oversold theatrics comes across as the show giving 110%, 100% of the time, and it pays the price for it."