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"While the show's vaunted animation appeal doesn't suffer from the changeup this week, the story does sag from the impromptu cast expansion."
"Episode 8 illustrates that the Matsunos are versatile characters who can be thrown into any situation with hilarious results."
"Just as it shares Watchmen's eye toward political history, Concrete Revolutio is also all about interrogating "classic" superheroes, in this case from Showa-period anime."
"This is a really monumental episode because the beat-down that Zoro delivers on Pica is jaw-dropping."
"Using this season to explore the dynamics between the newcomers broadens the scope of the show."
"For a series with a group of teenage protagonists, Comet Lucifer dedicated a surprising amount of time to its older characters this week."
"This is another world-building and character-development episode that feels very much like a “break” from the real action of the show."
"Once again an episode of The Asterisk War takes the focus away from its main female character in lieu of other female characters."
"After a couple of meh weeks on Attack on Titan: Junior High, we get a silly-scary episode with Halloween vibes totally different than anything we've seen so far."
"This was a narrative bridge to finally take our heroes away from the battle against Lucal Wesker and toward their intended confrontation against Crowley."
"This episode proves that Young Black Jack has really studied this era's history."
"This episode ostensibly features a battle between four Kings, and yet the best scene is actually a sharp-tongued dialog exchange which happens in the battle's wake."
"This appears to be the finale of the Sword Eater storyline, and it does feel a bit anti-climactic."
"Some nice banter and character beats, solid reflections on the central characters' overall journeys, and a few silly faces throughout."
"Everything in the Ushio & Tora universe is imbued with meaning, and you never know what will be the key to the next victory."
"I've been clamoring for a look at the big picture for several weeks now, and this is the closest Heavy Object has come to delivering that wider perspective."
"We're now seven episodes into "Jiraiya's Ninja Tales," and only now does the arc appear to be approaching its midpoint."
"This was the best episode the show's had in a while - very likely its best episode so far, in fact."
"Lest there be any lingering doubt, these stories confirm that Gintoki has no business editing manga."
"Even on a base narrative level, there wasn't all that much that happened this week."
"Dance with Devils continues its recent trend of actually providing us with answers in this episode."
"Like previous episodes, this week's Mr. Osomatsu is largely carried by the selfishness of its featured players."
"What is the measure of a robotic life? These are the sorts of questions that Concrete Revolutio poses."
"Between episodes 717 and 718 we transition from the Diamante fight to the Zoro versus Pica fight."
"In a wee twist away from the norm, this episode was light on the sakuga and heavy on the social commentary."
"In terms of pacing and overall storytelling, this is one of the strongest episodes that Comet Lucifer has put forward to date."
"This episode had all the elements that remind me why I became a Gundam fan in the first place."
"This week, more focus is given to the one guy who didn't spend two weeks honing his skills: Tsukishima."
"Monogatari got back to its roots this week, and by that I mean “I sure hope you like untranslatable puns and on-the-nose sex banter.”"
"On the whole, episode 7 only avoids a basement-level evaluation because Anna is pretty darn cool."
"If last week was about a mission that went perfectly, this one depicts a more typical vampire-on-human bloodbath."
"Still not a top-level series, but for yet another episode it avoids floundering."
" I do enjoy the battles, but I won't be disappointed if instead next week's episode delves into more character interactions."
"It seems like sports is the best school-life parallel to the violent events of the original Attack on Titan."
"Episode 7 doesn't have enough material to sustain interest throughout the entire episode, so there's a lot of lag in-between."
"The False Faces is pleasant enough as the more chill experience that it's trying to be, even if it's not what I expected."
"A lot of the tension in Garo: Crimson Moon so far has come from regular ole class politics rather than Horrors."
"Noragami knows that sometimes you have to make an audience laugh before they'll cry."
"If you get to the end of this episode without crying, you're tougher than me."
"I'm happy to see Heavy Object explore some new areas of its fictional world, and the course correction on last week's issues comes as a major relief."
"How much longer will Jiraiya's self-aggrandizing, possibly treasonous fanfiction dominate the proceedings?"
"Perfect Insider didn't even really try to hide the recap-ness of this episode."
"Beautiful Bones pulled a pretty neat trick this week, and shook things up by jumping away from Shoutarou and Sakurako altogether."
"This is the episode of answers. (And sexually charged song lyrics from Shiki.)"
"This episode is a good almost-end-cap to the current season's onslaught of comedy."
"Halfway through its first cour, Mr. Osomatsu shows no signs of diminishing quality."
"This week's One-Punch Man takes the long road to a simple conclusion that poor Saitama should have seen coming a mile away."
"This episode is a great example of what happens when superhuman abilities really do trickle down to the "ordinary" people."
"Sogo, Kaon, and Felia hit the road this week in search of a way to bring Felia's powers under control."
"Iron-Blooded Orphans is better at showing than telling."
"If you were hoping for a spectacular battle or two this week, you are about to be disappointed."
"Episode 6 features the lowest action quotient of any episode to date, and yet it is still a pretty solid one overall."
"Episode six is by far the strongest of the series yet, because it works on two completely different levels."
"The actions of the show's doctors are admirable, but the episode's presentation comes off as troubling instead."
"This episode was a lush visual feast that left me wanting more."
"It's time to introduce another primary cast member, Yasusuke Hakamadare!"
"It's clear from the start of this episode that both boys are nursing bruised egos and crumpled feelings."
"The truth about Oikura's mother was revealed this week, in typical roundabout Monogatari fashion."
"After all of the organizing and laying out of plans and motives last week, indications were that this would be the grand battle episode."
"This episode is forced to make up new material in the form of ridiculous fantasies."
"After hearing about it for a good ten episodes, we finally see the Hakumen no Mono in action."
"Noragami Aragoto is only halfway over, and it's hard to tell if it can possibly get any better."
"Heavy Object's bad habits begin to upstage its strengths in this new story arc."
"This arc has the unique distinction of being both the longest and least-compelling Infinite Tsukuyomi story to date."
"Things kicked into overdrive in this week's Perfect Insider, as secrets were revealed and chilling contrasts were drawn from the first minute to the last."
"If the rest of the stories leading up to the potentially game-changing Shogun Assassination Arc are as funny as this, we'll have plenty of fond memories to look back on when the show puts on its serious face."
"Overall, this episode lacked some of the strong atmosphere of the previous one, but still did a fine job of concluding Beautiful Bones' first two-part arc."
"Watch out, Ritsuka – you may be Beauty, but you really ought to consider which Beast you want to tame."
"Comedy and intrigue aside, this episode's real centerpiece is the outstanding faceoff between Saitama and Genos."
"The brothers' personalities are becoming better-established with each new story, as their little world grows ever more expansive."
"I really love the Dressrosa arc, but it's definitely the One Piece adventure where Oda's godlike sense of big-picture storytelling begins to crack and show its weaknesses."
"This episode seems designed to make sense of everything that's happened previously, but it could just confuse viewers further."
"Comet Lucifer has a lot of ground to cover in this episode, and the pacing is a tad rushed as a result."
"Hinata's got a lot to work through in the coming weeks, and it will be just as, if not more, rewarding to see him grow as a person as well as a player."
"In a questionable lapse of judgment, Utawarerumono decided to put the mild momentum it had worked so hard to build up on hold for tired old comedy hijinks."
"Iron-Blooded Orphans remains entertaining thanks to its winning combination of character development, action choreography, and great animation."
"With its introductory story arc done, The Asterisk War moves on to its next one (presumably the adaptation of the second novel?) with a blitz of new character introductions."
"This week's Seraph of the End has united two of my favorite things – action and character development."
"None of this is outside standard war-movie fare, but at least it wasn't boring."
"There's still a fair amount of repetition, but this is one of the more original episodes the show has given us so far."
"It took four episodes to get there, but Crimson Moon is no longer a serious downgrade from the first season, and it still has the potential to surpass it with a more compelling narrative."
"This week's Owarimonogatari let slip the whole (alleged) story of Oikura and Araragi's relationship, straight from Oikura herself."
"The prelude to a kiss has to be done just right to get the perfect reaction from the audience – preferably the one where they wait with baited breath for the moment to come and smile when at last it does."
"So bigger and more active things are coming and this episode is just the set-up. Some of the content is just a slog, but it offers enough intriguing details."
"The Bishamon Arc, which concludes next episode, has proven itself to be a surprisingly raw, emotional, and mature work of animated storytelling."
"Watching the little guy win by outsmarting the enemy can be a very satisfying experience, even when the script isn't the best thing ever written."
"Even though this episode featured Ushio in a desperate situation, the plot presented a balanced mix of comedy and drama that gives every character a part to play."
"This episode wasn't a highlight, but The Perfect Insider is still threading its strange needle of mystery, character, and theme."
"The show finally got what it apparently always needed - a little bit more time."
"This felt like a slow episode, honestly, devoted to explaining things that we had already figured out for ourselves."
"Picking up one month after the previous installment left off, episode 295 continues the story of the perpetually silent Saito Shimaru."
"After sampling three different formats, I think Mr. Osomatsu is best served by the two-segment setup featured in this episode."
"Jiro was a mysterious protagonist from the start, but now that we know a little bit about him, more questions have been raised than answered."
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