"there is no cohesive vision"
"It's an odd sort of fun, watching Caiman and Nikaido two hang-out, bicker and slaughter malevolent magicians"
"Kotoko's characterisation is something that logically shrinks, moreso than expands, as she talks more and more"
"Teichi doesn't have a strand of agency throughout the whole show, and the entire show crumbles in his absence"
With the top anime of 2019, overall, out of the way, let's look a little closer at the bits that made each anime what they were, shall we?
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.
"This grimly lit puzzle of a show is defined by its strong attention to atmosphere"
"Being an all-style action show could have been a way to shift Fairy Gone’s rather bleak storytelling component to the background, but unfortunately there’s another issue here: it’s a weak production"
"the show never really does more than tell its overly simple story with a weakly developed conflict"
"There’s just not really a hook defined well enough for me to get behind the show"