"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."
"...a great watch of ingenuity-cum-stupidity..."
"Despite all that, though, I've used the word 'fun' four times in this review already - so that surely spells it out enough"
"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."
"The monologues, that dominate episodes, are equal parts intimate and hilarious"
"Adachi to Shimamura brings to the table an exciting gradual romanticism and even appropriate avant garde direction choices"
"It's a little hard to get excited about"
"It's in the carefully handled tone where Fragtime finds its success"
"Bakarina makes it seem like it's so easy to imbue a cast with humanity and agency without sacrificing any of the fun"
"the show fairly consistently finds new, exciting ways to keep its characters dumb, in full-control of their dumb decisions, and at the mercy of each other berating one-another only to become sillier and sillier and more sapphic by the minute."