"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."
"I can almost guarantee you'll crack a smile watching it because it just doesn't trip on landmines"
"...a great watch of ingenuity-cum-stupidity..."
"It's equal parts eloquently meaningful somehow punkishly pissed off political critique, and still adrenaline pumping thriller action. And it excels at both."
"if you didn't already want to eat the rich, you do now"
"Gegege no Kitaoru's theme-focused episodics bite"
"the out-of-genre cutesy sequences that encompasses the majority of the episode feel like a necessary evil before we get to the good bits"
"Worried his friends are about to be killed, he finds the courage to kick his way through a window and fight a gigantic, terrifying monster - and this is where the episode is so damn cool."
"it feels like lame imitation"