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Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III ‒ Episode 35

"As the song goes, the darkest hour is just before dawn, and for Sailor Moon Crystal, that hour seems to be now."
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Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- ‒ Episode 9

"The writers have clearly shown that they know what they are doing on everything but Subaru's long-winded dialog, so I am eagerly looking forward to how this resolves next week."
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Kumamiko - Girl meets Bear ‒ Episode 9

"One of Kumamiko's strongest episodes yet."
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Flying Witch ‒ Episode 8

"This episode feels something like a Flying Witch-themed Spirited Away."
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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress ‒ Episode 7

"This is a pretty good way to do a breather episode, taking time out to sow more seeds for the thickening plot and endear us to the train's many passengers."
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 9

"It's obvious that the two segments stood as individual chapters in the manga, so the show is making some attempt to speed things up."
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Kiznaiver ‒ Episode 8

"The machinations of Yamada drew the cast even closer together this week."
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Tanaka-kun is Always Listless ‒ Episode 8

"Mark your calendars, everyone – May 28th is Ohta Day."
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High School Fleet ‒ Episode 8

"The show takes a step forward by going back to doing what it does well, but it also takes a step back by surrounding the good stuff with too many nagging problems."
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Ace Attorney ‒ Episode 9

"This episode was a mixed bag of quality—high quality music, low quality animation, and a reworked plot from the game falling somewhere in between."
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The Asterisk War ‒ Episode 21

"Story flaws, banal dialog, and uninspired musical choices make for one of the series' lowest points."
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Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto ‒ Episode 7

"Within the course of a single segment, Perfection Personified actually finds himself at several disadvantages."
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Concrete Revolutio ‒ Episode 21

"It's frustrating to see Concrete Revolutio falling back into some old bad habits."
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Ushio & Tora ‒ Episode 35

"This episode appeals to our hearts, reminding us just why we feel that emotional pull toward so many of the characters."
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The Lost Village ‒ Episode 9

"Our unwieldy bus-full of miscreants are slowly making their way to the finish line."
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable ‒ Episode 9

"I'm totally in love with the cast and aesthetic of Diamond is Unbreakable, but I'm still waiting for an episode that has that significant "oomf" for me."
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Joker Game ‒ Episode 8

"This episode re-opens a woefully unexplored conflict we first saw hinted at in the show's first episode: Spy-vs-Spy."
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Shōnen Maid ‒ Episode 7

"This episode marks the first time the show has some genuine surprises up its sleeve."
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Big Order ‒ Episode 7

"It honestly feels like the story is being made up every week as it goes along."
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Assassination Classroom season 2 ‒ Episode 20

"This episode provides Assassination Classroom with an opportunity to slow down and give the characters a moment to breathe."
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And you thought there is never a girl online? ‒ Episode 8

"This time around, Netoge gets fully serious about a real and significant modern problem."
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 462

"This week's Naruto Shippuden closes out another promising filler arc on a thoroughly baffling note."
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Twin Star Exorcists ‒ Episode 8

"Easily the most confident and composed the show has felt since it's premiere, promising good things for the future of the series."
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Bungo Stray Dogs ‒ Episode 8

"This week, Atsushi gets to prove that he is more than just the cute sidekick of Bungo Stray Dogs at last. "
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One Piece ‒ Episode 742

"It's finally time to say adiós to Rebecca."
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Kumamiko - Girl meets Bear ‒ Episode 8

"This episode of Kumamiko gets off to a fun, pleasant start by offering viewers a cooking lesson."
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Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III ‒ Episode 34

"Don't you just hate it when your sickly best friend's father turns her into a cyborg and then gives her over to his evil lab assistant to be used as a vessel for an evil entity?"
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Flying Witch ‒ Episode 7

"This week's Flying Witch split the difference between charming rural adventure and whimsical witchy fantasy."
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High School Fleet ‒ Episode 7

"The Harekaze has plenty of its own problems to deal with as it continues to pursue the Musashi, but a trip into stormy waters makes things worse by conjuring up some bad memories for Akeno."
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The Asterisk War ‒ Episode 20

"As much as I adore Julis and Ayato as a fully-supportive pair, too many of their fights have come up short on dynamism."
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Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- ‒ Episode 8

"After the last episode I really shouldn't still get surprised by how effective this series can be."
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 8

"As intense as My Hero Academia can get sometimes, we always have to pull back and remember how little has actually been on the line so far."
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Ace Attorney ‒ Episode 8

"While episode eight may have a few charming moments, they're all but lost in the midst of this information overload."
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Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto ‒ Episode 6

"While Sakamoto himself is still a blank slate, his on-the-spot ingenuity and unshakably cool demeanor remain as entertaining as ever."
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Shōnen Maid ‒ Episode 6

"This week's Shonen Maid introduces us to the members of Uchoten Boys, the boy band that's prominently featured in the show's end credits."
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The Lost Village ‒ Episode 8

"The Lost Village has been funny up until now, but it's looking like from now on, it wants to be both funny and actually kinda exciting too."
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Tanaka-kun is Always Listless ‒ Episode 7

"Valentine's Day really isn't Tanaka-kun's favorite holiday."
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Kiznaiver ‒ Episode 7

"This week's Kiznaiver was a stunner - strong from start to finish, almost wholly lacking in the show's occasionally awkward dialogue, firmly dedicated to a compelling personal drama."
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Concrete Revolutio ‒ Episode 20

"Concrete Revolutio continues a string of promising, thoughtful episodes by finally exploring the big elephant in its late 1960s room: the Vietnam War, as penned by Gen Urobuchi."
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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress ‒ Episode 6

"Now that everyone has time to breathe and speak their minds, we're getting a much stronger look into the heart of Kabaneri as a survival adventure."
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Big Order ‒ Episode 7

"After five episodes of mind-boggling incompetence, Big Order finally transcends its own failures to become So-Bad-It's-Actually-Kind-Of-Incredible."
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Ushio & Tora ‒ Episode 34

"At long last, Ushio & Tora delivers one of the most highly anticipated plot points of the show—Tora's backstory."
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable ‒ Episode 8

"Yukako is apparently so special that she gets her own two-parter and a new remixed edition of the opening."
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 461

"Now that some light has been shone on Kaguya's early days on Earth, it's time for her twin sons, Hagoromo and Hamura, to take center stage."
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Assassination Classroom season 2 ‒ Episode 19

"Assassination Classroom has officially made the jump to space, and the results aren't quite as ridiculous as you might have feared."
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And you thought there is never a girl online? ‒ Episode 7

"The current episode is unexpectedly interesting for being a fairly standard beach/summer camp adventure at heart."
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Twin Star Exorcists ‒ Episode 7

"The show has been treating Benio and Rokuro's fated relationship as window-dressing the past few weeks, so I was really happy to see this week put that plot thread front and center."
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Kumamiko - Girl meets Bear ‒ Episode 7

"Kumamiko isn't the most daring show in the world, but it's making its familiar set of jokes work."
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Bungo Stray Dogs ‒ Episode 7

What's interesting about this episode is not so much the actual plot, which is really fairly basic as mystery/action stories go, but how it highlights the different world views of Dazai and Kunikida.
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Joker Game ‒ Episode 7

"Episode 7 goes out of its way to cement that Joker Game is not very serious by historical fiction standards."
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One Piece ‒ Episode 741

"The Dressrosa arc is going to end one of these days, I swear."
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Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III ‒ Episode 33

"Who would have thought that Sailor Moon Crystal was capable of a genuine cliff-hanger ending?"
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Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- ‒ Episode 7

"...episode 7 marks the first time that it has taken itself completely seriously for a whole episode."
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 7

"Whether MHA graduates from its currently modest scope stands as my only real concern, but knowing how this show has been operating so far it'll probably have an answer to that worry soon enough."
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Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto ‒ Episode 5

"At this point, Sakamoto himself can best be described as a predictably unpredictable character."
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Flying Witch ‒ Episode 6

"Flying Witch seems to understand that Chinatsu is its most charming character, as she got plenty more focus in this week's episode."
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High School Fleet ‒ Episode 6

"High School Fleet tries to do a little more than it has time for this week, and the result is an episode that feels pretty disjointed."
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The Asterisk War ‒ Episode 19

"This episode gives off all the vibes of a penultimate episode, and yet we're only halfway through the season."
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Tanaka-kun is Always Listless ‒ Episode 6

"If you've ever wondered what depths someone would sink to in order to achieve ultimate laziness, Tanaka's got you covered."
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Ace Attorney ‒ Episode 7

"Move over, Phoenix Wright. This week's Ace Attorney episode was all about Miles Edgeworth."
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Kiznaiver ‒ Episode 6

"...one of the best episodes the show's pulled together to date."
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The Lost Village ‒ Episode 7

"I keep expecting this show to go truly off the rails in a way that isn't entertaining to watch, but it actually seems to be getting more confident over time."
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable ‒ Episode 7

"This is one of those twenty minute episodes that feels more like five."
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Ushio & Tora ‒ Episode 33

"Ushio & Tora has become wildly affecting, bringing a powerful story to life."
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Shōnen Maid ‒ Episode 5

"At this point, I think the show could stand a little more depth, but I'd hate to see it stray too far from its slice-of-life roots."
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Concrete Revolutio ‒ Episode 19

"Concrete Revolutio is finally coming together and living up to its lofty goals."
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Big Order ‒ Episode 5

"We still have 5 episodes to go, and I fear that the descent into the bottom of the barrel is only beginning."
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Assassination Classroom season 2 ‒ Episode 18

"This episode's success hinges on Assassination Classroom's ability to deliver a serious, compelling action scene, and the show does exactly that."
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 460

"In addition to delving into Kaguya's past, we get an extended glimpse of what the show's world was like before the advent of ninjutsu."
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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress ‒ Episodes 4-5

"Episode 5 finally gives us the deeper look into Mumei's character that viewers have been waiting for, without putting the brakes on Kabaneri's nonstop action."
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And you thought there is never a girl online? ‒ Episode 6

"With some recent heavier concerns out of the way, episode 6 takes a more purely comedic turn."
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Bungo Stray Dogs ‒ Episode 6

"The pacing is so jumpy in this episode that it feels like we barely have a chance to register the story's importance."
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Twin Star Exorcists ‒ Episode 6

"This episode was a return to form, even if that form had a few rough edges to begin with."
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Joker Game ‒ Episodes 5-6

"Now that the year is 1939, and we've found ourselves following a newly Axis-allied D-Agency, Joker Game has taken on a decidedly different tone of transition."
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Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III ‒ Episode 32

"The Witches 5 are nearly gone, which means that the time is approaching for bigger bads to actually enter into the fray."
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Kumamiko - Girl meets Bear ‒ Episode 6

"What it lacks in laugh-out-loud humor, this episode makes up with a surprisingly sentimental story that develops the relationship between Machi and Natsu."
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Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- ‒ Episode 6

"The series is consistently finding a nice balance between its lighter fare and more grim content, and the transitions are smoother than normal too."
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One Piece ‒ Episode 740

"I don't know if Toei is just excited to move onto the Zou arc, but whatever it is that's whipped them into shape these last few episodes, I don't want it to stop."
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 6

"Characters like Bakugo go a long way to making My Hero Academia feel a little bigger than just Midoriya's story."
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Series Premiere: Tanaka-kun is Always Listless (Episodes 1-5)

The always-listless Tanaka-kun has drifted into our Daily Streaming Reviews lineup by popular demand! Here's Rebecca's review of the first five episodes...
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Flying Witch ‒ Episode 5

"Flying Witch seems like it'd be a pretty dangerous show to watch in the lazy hours of the afternoon."
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High School Fleet ‒ Episode 5

"Concerns over the teenage mutant ninja hamsters aside, I don't see this series going off the rails any time soon."
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The Asterisk War ‒ Episode 18

"Since the hunt for Flora plot seems to be spinning its wheels, the character development at play is more interesting."
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Ace Attorney ‒ Episode 6

"This week doesn't just present original takes on existing scenes, but even presents some of its own scenes that weren't in the game."
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Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto ‒ Episode 4

"Although the stories remain as simplistic as ever, the jokes are incredibly sharp, the timing is pitch-perfect, and the material is presented with genuine enthusiasm."
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Ushio & Tora ‒ Episode 32

"Just in time for Mother's Day comes a bittersweet reunion between Ushio and his mother."
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Kiznaiver ‒ Episode 5

"It's time for a training camp! Home cooking, steamy confessions, and tests of courage are all in attendance as Kiznaiver churns its characters around in one more classic anime scenario."
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable ‒ Episode 6

"How do you warn people about an episode that features animal cruelty that later turns out to not actually be animal cruelty?"
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The Lost Village ‒ Episode 6

" All told, I'm still considering The Lost Village the breakout comedy of the season."
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Shōnen Maid ‒ Episode 4

"Now that the key players have settled into their respective roles, it feels like the show—and its stories—have a lot more breathing room."
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Big Order ‒ Episode 4

"Compared to the inconsistent and messy affair we've been working through the past few weeks, this episode of Big Order was a legitimate breath of fresh air."
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Concrete Revolutio ‒ Episode 18

"This episode demonstrates one of the show's core themes better than any episode before it."
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Naruto Shippuden ‒ Episode 459

"The battle against Kaguya has been a long time coming, but there isn't much action this week."
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Assassination Classroom season 2 ‒ Episode 17

"Instead of a cheesy inspirational moment where everyone falls in line with Nagisa's idea, the show embraces the reality of good people having different opinions on the right thing to do."
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And you thought there is never a girl online? ‒ Episode 5

"This was the make-or-break moment for the show and it soars rather than stumbles."
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Twin Star Exorcists ‒ Episode 5

"This week was easily Twin Star Exorcists's weakest entry so far, and a troubling red flag for what the future of the series might hold."

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