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"For finally fully delivering again on the series' promise, I award this episode the highest grade yet."
"These stories tell us that you deserve to treat yourself the way that people who love you would."
"There's a slow build to Snow White with the Red Hair that leads me to believe that we won't necessarily have a grand finale to this first cour."
"This episode cuts out all the extra noise and goes back to what makes the show work."
"Spurred into action by the promise of money, Natsumi forces everyone to go fishing with her this week."
"If the previous few weeks of Gangsta. played to the show's narrative strengths, this one encapsulates its weaknesses."
"In an ideal world, this episode would have been mostly cut from the story, or at least truncated significantly."
"This week's Paranoia Agent took a break from being Paranoia Agent for a while, to instead be a very different show."
"This episode isn't quite as strong as the ones that preceded it, but it's still moving in the right direction for a fulfilling ending."
"A powerful soundtrack and horrific visuals make this week the most alarming installment of God Eater yet."
"We're taking a peek deep into Izaya's past, when he was naught but a scraggly pre-teen!"
"No matter how solved the mystery may seem, Rokka has three more episodes to fill and a number of unexplored story rivulets."
"The subtleties of who does and who doesn't know about the various budding relationships at the restaurant make for some solid comedy here."
"Gatchaman Crowds stays strong even as its story bums the hell out of me."
"My mouth was hanging open with confusion and horror, in a good way. Going forward, Charlotte will be re-evaluated in light of this twist."
"While the ribald language powering the show may eventually get old, it has yet to do so, and the artistic quality and storytelling advancement remain consistent."
"Perhaps the simplest and most sanely paced entry in the entire show, but that still can't save it from being the worst episode yet."
"If Prison School didn't try so hard to be so solemn, it wouldn't be half as entertaining."
"If the theme of episode 8 was overt politics then the theme of episode 9 is covert politics. Well, that and fan service of varying kinds."
"Today's Classroom Crisis is called “Joyless Victory,” and it doesn't take much sleuthing to unravel that title."
"Death Note leaves us on a delicious cliffhanger after easily its best episode so far."
"Once the tasting begins, we get back into the meat of the show – people reacting to amazing dishes while the skills and techniques of the cooks are expounded upon."
"This is a battle anime turned emotional and cerebral, and I look forward to the next leg of the journey."
"Keeping track of the real story may prove difficult if we, like the characters, are caught in a web of Infinite Tsukuyomi illusions for too long."
"The point of the show is that we're all more than our appearances, even if they define how the world treats us sometimes."
"When you're talking about a zombie apocalypse show, an episode title like “Future” can carry certain ominous connotations."
"This week's Gintama consists of two half-episode segments that both poke fun at Japanese summertime traditions."
"Rachnera moves in with the rest of the monster girls this week, and her arrival garners some mixed reactions."
"How much of Momonga's shtick is him just play-acting, and how much of it is him actually becoming an arrogant bastard because of his overwhelming power?"
"If you watch Non Non Biyori for the warm fuzziness, there's plenty on display here."
"This storyline simply doesn't produce enough comedy to merit wasting half an hour on."
"This week Snow White with the Red Hair takes us on a journey to the past. Zen's past, that is."
"Gangsta. has settled into a consistent mood over these past few weeks, and the limp violence has mostly faded into the background."
"I barely had time to put everything together before the episode wrapped up and slid right through to the credits."
"This week's episode starts with one more of Paranoia Agent's classic tonal confinement-chambers, but swiftly gets very, very weird."
"Now that Arslan has accepted both prongs of his destiny, it feels like the show is finally moving into its last act."
"These extended discussions are fun and all, but it feels like all the competing theories are about to start spilling out of my brain."
"It looks like it's time for Souma to start turning up the heat on the rest of the cast."
"The growing sense that what SOX is doing is a double-edged sword is what gives the series at least some semblance of depth."
"At this point the people-with-powers story could fall flat on its face, and Charlotte would still hold up as a strong adolescent love story."
"The fantasy girls, with Princess Pina and her subordinate in tow, finally make it to Japan with Itami and his two chief subordinates as escorts."
"This week shines more of a spotlight on Meiko than we've seen in previous episodes."
"Although the series has touched before on Yuki's delusions not being entirely flawless despite how strong they are, this episode emphasizes that more strongly than before."
"It was school festival time in this week's Classroom Crisis, meaning time also for A-TEC's traditional rocket launch."
"Watching different people stir pots isn't as exciting as some of the other cook-offs have been – but once again little details make the episode."
"Despite the simplicity of figuring out who the killer is in the first half of the episode, this is a really well put together show."
"This episode makes for a permanent shake-up in the Death Note story."
"Here it is, the moment we've all been waiting for: the Valentine's Day episode!"
"The episode's twisted take on Japanese festival games is well worth the price of admission."
"Of all the monster girls that have appeared thus far, Rachnera is the most monstrous."
"A series being too deliberate and methodical for its own good is definitely possible, and that is the trap that Overlord is falling into."
"Your dose of warm fuzzies this week come courtesy of Snow White with the Red Hair."
"Compared to last week's collection of short stories, this episode features a much clearer theme and a more cohesive narrative."
"The comedy is stretched pretty thin here, and the laughs don't come quite as often as they should."
"This week's episode of Castle Town Dandelion is fluffy and forgettable, but a fun time while it lasts."
"Never have I been so frustrated to learn that I'd have to wait two weeks for the next episode."
"This is a really beautiful episode and it has almost nothing to do with flashy animation of any kind."
"There was a storm warning on for this week's Paranoia Agent. Heavy rain approaching, with a high chance of flooding."
"After last week's downpour of catharsis, we're treated to some fun interactions between our main characters."
"The Heroic Legend of Arslan's ideas aren't complicated, but it's nice to be back on track, instead of continuing down the path of mindless cast expansion."
"These were some of the best episodes of Durarara!! period. More please."
"Remember Yuu's supervillain tendencies from way back in episode one? Well, the show hasn't forgotten about them."
"The future is more uncertain than it's ever been in this series, and that's pretty exciting."
"I think I'm pretty lenient on poor animation, but there does come a point when I have to put my foot down."
"This is a good breather between the fried chicken storyline and the Autumn Elections."
Theron plays catch-up with the first seven episodes of this season's raunchiest comedy, set in a future where sexuality is all but outlawed.
"There's a lot on Ushio's shoulders right now, and I don't just mean because Tora likes to perch there."
"Pacing means nothing anymore. There is no emotional investment allowed here. Only critical rolls."
"Classroom Crisis has successfully built its characters into well-defined people with a set of shifting but emotionally charged relationships."
"It's still difficult to pinpoint exactly how much logic to throw out the window when watching Prison School."
"So far Gate has largely restrained its otaku side, but it has always been lurking in the background. With episode 7 that aspect comes to the forefront, at least for a while"
"This episode stumbles not in the slightest and does what it is trying to do precisely and very well."
"As Death Note heads into its sixth episode, we reach the Third Kira Arc."
"Fans who have longed to see the series' two most important characters join forces to take down the main antagonist are sure to walk away happy."
"One thing is for certain, though: this tale of Panorama Island is certainly strange. In this show, that can only be a good thing."
"There are many adorable episodes of My Love Story!!, but this episode may be the most adorable."
"Episode six was especially strong thanks to two surprising reveals about Kanade and Aoi, elevating them from mere sketches to fully fleshed out characters."
"What would an episode of the series be without having at least a little fun with Albedo's perversity?"
"Werewolves are hardly a new concept, but I don't think I've ever seen the idea carried out like this."
"Even for a slice-of-life series, this episode is a little light on content."
"Even before last week's preview, when we first caught a glimpse of Zen's older brother Izana, we've known that there was an elder prince waiting in the wings somewhere."
"Paranoia Agent took a hard stylistic left turn this week, jumping from its usual character study-slash-horror aesthetic to become a straight farce."
"I mentioned in the past that this climactic fight has definitely upped its game in the production values, and it just simply looks great."
"We learn more about Rajendra this week than from the entire rest of his arc."
"We get some of Adlet's backstory after he does a terrible job of defending himself."
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