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Sagrada Reset ‒ Episode 12

"If there's a high point here, it's that this material might turn out more interesting than everything else that's happened so far, but I'm not placing those types of bets at this point."
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Sakura Quest ‒ Episode 12

"Sakura Quest hasn't shied away from "victory lap" stories in the past, but that style feels the most earned this week."
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 12

"Seeing Boruto, various classmates, and the Uzumaki family dynamic through Mitsuki's eyes makes for an interesting if uneventful episode."
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Season Finale: The Royal Tutor ‒ Episode 12

"While the whole plot to bring Heine back left a bit to be desired in terms of nuance and creativity, this wasn't a bad episode, just the least interesting one overall."
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Season Finale: Natsume Yūjin-Chō Roku ‒ Episode 11

"Even after six seasons, there are still compelling reasons to keep tuning in, and a wealth of new additions to Natsume's story I didn't even know I was missing."
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SukaSuka ‒ Episode 11

"With no big narrative stumbling blocks to hinder it, the series is able to deliver one of its best efforts to date."
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Season Finale: Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor ‒ Episode 12

"The series never achieved great heights, but it definitely managed far better than its rough start initially suggested."
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Grimoire of Zero ‒ Episode 11

"All of the suspense the series has built up over its last third begins to peter out at the worst possible moment."
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Yowamushi Pedal New Generation ‒ Episode 24

"I admire the show for its ability to keep the tension taut for an entire episode, but get to the climax already!"
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One Piece ‒ Episode 793

"I'm starting to really enjoy seeing Sanji's family in color, though I enjoy seeing what they actually do to poor Sanji a whole lot less."
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Atom The Beginning ‒ Episode 9

"Ran may end up being the most important person in Six's life as we approach the season finale."
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Alice & Zoroku ‒ Episode 11

"Assuming the finale is able to wrap things up in a satisfying manner, Alice & Zoroku's latter half will prove stronger than its first."
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The Eccentric Family 2 ‒ Episode 11

"The Eccentric Family 2 may not be as tightly written or dramatically satisfying as its predecessor, but spending a few hours with these characters is still a lovely time."
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Re:CREATORS ‒ Episode 11

"This episode has been too long in coming for some viewers, as Sota finally spills the beans about Setsuna."
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Dragon Ball Super ‒ Episode 95

"The big question of "Can we trust Frieza?" is the star of the show this week."
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Eromanga Sensei ‒ Episode 11

"For all its frustrating faults, at least I can't say Eromanga Sensei wasn't interesting to watch this week."
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Granblue Fantasy the Animation ‒ Episode 12

"As Gran and his crew sail off into the distance, it's made clear that this is just the start of their adventure."
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 25

"I guess I'll have to wait and see where else this arc is going to fit into the broader story, because I'm pretty surprised at how self-contained it feels right now."
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Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul ‒ Episode 11

"Charioce's prison seriously needs a better chain of command."
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Sword Oratoria ‒ Episode 10

"Sword Oratoria is winding down in terms of episode count, so I'm not sure how much of the Floor 59 story we'll get."
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Berserk ‒ Episode 23

"After the events of the Eclipse left Casca broken beyond the capacity to process her pain, Guts is the only one of the Golden Age trio still holding on to his suffering."
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Season Finale: Attack on Titan ‒ Episode 37

"Season 2 of Attack on Titan has been superb, eclipsing the first season in nearly every way. One of the most exciting, visceral, and gut-wrenching anime I've seen in years."
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KADO - The Right Answer ‒ Episode 10

"Kado The Right Answer came into this episode with a lot of explaining to do, which means it's time for a flashback."
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Tsukigakirei ‒ Episode 10

"This episode conveyed both the highs and lows of Akane and Kotarou's relationship with sensitivity and grace, firmly establishing this as a relationship worth fighting for."
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Love Tyrant ‒ Episode 11

"This is probably Love Tyrant at its most ambitious, but ambition doesn't always equal execution."
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Revolutionary Girl Utena ‒ Episodes 11-12

"While I wouldn't call it the highest watermark for this series, the Student Council arc finale is still some of the most cathartic and satisfying stuff in any anime ever."
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Clockwork Planet ‒ Episode 11

"Our heroes finally come to the same conclusion everyone else in the world came to in the show's first episode: a planet made of clockwork should not work."
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Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat ‒ Episode 10

"The writing in the last couple of episodes has been particularly sharp, and this one is no exception."
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Sagrada Reset ‒ Episode 11

"This show has become ambitious in its capacity for dullness."
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Sakura Quest ‒ Episode 11

"Sakura Quest plays the audience like a fiddle this week, and I was happy to play along."
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 11

"Since the main group has felt fragmented as of late, it was nice to see everyone come together and collaborate on a plan."
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The Royal Tutor ‒ Episode 11

"We've now entered anime original ending territory, and it fits well, for the most part."
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Natsume Yūjin-Chō Roku ‒ Episode 10

"This episode covers very little new ground, but what it suggests is promising to any viewer who's hungry for more information about Reiko's life."
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SukaSuka ‒ Episode 10

"SukaSuka continues to frustrate me by giving itself unnecessary baggage to deal with, and it continues to impress me by turning in solid episodes in spite of those obstacles."
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Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor ‒ Episode 11

"Whatever may happen, this has been an unexpectedly enjoyable series so far, and I don't see that changing with the finale."
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Yowamushi Pedal New Generation ‒ Episode 23

"Onoda's genuine enthusiasm for cycling made me fall in love with Yowamushi Pedal in the first place, and it's great to see it again."
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Grimoire of Zero ‒ Episode 10

"While I'm definitely glad that things have remained steadily entertaining for the past few weeks, I still can't help but feel frustrated at how long it took us to get here."
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One Piece ‒ Episode 792

"I think I've finally gotten to the point where Whole Cake Island's molasses pacing is getting to me."
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Revolutionary Girl Utena ‒ Episode 10

"This big ole downer may not be the most inspirational episode in Utena's first arc, but it's definitely an important one."
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Atom The Beginning ‒ Episode 8

"It's the start of the Robo Wrestling Tournament, and it very quickly becomes apparent that Six is not like the usual contenders."
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Alice & Zoroku ‒ Episode 10

"Unlike the conclusion of the show's first major storyline, this one appears to be heading in a far less action-heavy direction, which is better suited to the series' overall tone."
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Dragon Ball Super ‒ Episode 94

"The clock is ticking down for the Tournament of Power, and there's finally a shift in tone as the whole Universe 7 team comes together."
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The Eccentric Family 2 ‒ Episode 10

"I wasn't quite sure how all of this season's diverse story threads and themes would come together, but it's looking like I needn't have worried."
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Attack on Titan ‒ Episode 36

"Never, ever get between Mikasa Ackerman and her Eren."
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Eromanga Sensei ‒ Episode 10

"The writers' round-table scene is another distinct flash of brilliance in a series that's otherwise content to be as stock as possible."
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Granblue Fantasy the Animation ‒ Episode 11

"Ultimately, it's Lyria who has to decide that she wants to come back to her friends. Gran can only try to convince her."
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Re:CREATORS ‒ Episode 10

"The huge question lingering at the end of this episode is whether or not we'll even see another episode this season."
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 24

"Since My Hero Academia got as emotional as this arc can probably get last week, it makes sense for this next episode to be a little more laid-back."
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Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul ‒ Episode 10

"This was one of Virgin Soul's strongest standalone episodes so far, thanks to the heartwrenching journey of Jeanne's fall, Mugaro's birth, and their tragic separation."
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Berserk ‒ Episode 22

"Usually, the source material's strength helps carry the adaptation even through its clumsier moments."
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Sword Oratoria ‒ Episode 9

"While this episode is enjoyable in parts, Lefiya's overblown jealousy doesn't do it any favors."
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KADO - The Right Answer ‒ Episode 9

"If you've been waiting for this series to lay its cards on the table, that wait is officially over when this episode's second half changes everything."
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Clockwork Planet ‒ Episode 10

"This episode's first act was decent action-adventure entertainment, even if the show's roughshod animation limited the overall success of each scene."
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Love Tyrant ‒ Episode 10

"A sleepover at Seiji's provides a welcome half-hour of breezy entertainment, even as more serious matters once again loom on the horizon."
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Tsukigakirei ‒ Episode 9

"This episode was Tsuki ga Kirei at its best: endearing, understated, and achingly true."
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Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat ‒ Episode 9

"This episode revolves around a majorly earth-shaking issue for Aki."
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Sagrada Reset ‒ Episode 10

"Finally, Kei and Sumire sit down to have a much-needed chat."
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Sakura Quest ‒ Episode 10

"We're nearly through the first round of establishing arcs for Sakura Quest, which means it's finally Ririko's turn in the spotlight!"
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The Royal Tutor ‒ Episode 10

"Fortunately, The Royal Tutor once again manages to infuse serious plot developments with enough humor to take off the melancholy edge."
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 10

"The plot thickens as additional light is shed on the overarching mystery in this week's Boruto: Naruto Next Generations."
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Natsume Yūjin-Chō Roku ‒ Episode 9

"Despite the things that go bump in the night, sweet interpersonal moments keep this show on message."
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SukaSuka ‒ Episode 9

"Chtholly gets the lion's share of screen time, and this is easily one of the best articulations of her perspective that we've gotten thus far."
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Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor ‒ Episode 10

"The start of this arc throws out such a bevy of potential story directions that it's hard to imagine the series wrapping things up neatly in two more episodes."
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Grimoire of Zero ‒ Episode 9

"It looks like the show will be doing its best to maintain its upward trajectory for the remainder of the season."
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Yowamushi Pedal New Generation ‒ Episode 22

"This build-up episode manages to fill twenty minutes without offering any real payoff."
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One Piece ‒ Episode 791

"If you're down to watch Luffy and crew wild out in a Willy Wonka style environment, then you'll probably be A-OK for the next couple episodes."
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Atom The Beginning ‒ Episode 7

"Despite having a whiff of filler about it, this episode does a good job balancing character development for Ran with the growing tension of Six's entry into the Robot Wrestling tournament."
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Alice & Zoroku ‒ Episode 9

"With plenty of laughs, fun interactions, and character insights, episode 9 helps move the current storyline in the right direction."
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The Eccentric Family 2 ‒ Episode 9

"Overall, this episode was definitely below par for The Eccentric Family, but it still got us where we needed to go."
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Dragon Ball Super ‒ Episode 93

"The bulk of this episode returns to the Universe 6 Saiyans, who have been thoroughly enjoyable so far."
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Attack on Titan ‒ Episode 36

"In the span of a few episodes, Ymir has become one of the most compelling characters in Attack on Titan, due to the complicated and powerful love she has for Christa."
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Granblue Fantasy the Animation ‒ Episode 10

Granblue Fantasy takes its turn at a Sleeping Beauty story with this week's tragic turn of events.
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Eromanga Sensei ‒ Episode 9

"Eromanga Sensei largely goes without its title character this week, and the result is an even more rote harem fanservice fest than normal."
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Re:CREATORS ‒ Episode 9

"Magane is the star of the episode, and the whole plot revolves around the not-so-little games that she's playing."
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My Hero Academia ‒ Episode 23

"This is the point where My Hero Academia graduates to being something that people are going to carry with them for the rest of their lives."
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Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul ‒ Episode 9

"The gang runs into old friends in prison who have been there for a while, making this whole thing more like a high school reunion than a state-sanctioned punishment."
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Sword Oratoria ‒ Episode 8

"While this episode raises a lot more questions than it answers, the subject matter is so interesting that it doesn't matter; it feels like we're finally getting to the real story of Sword Oratoria."
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KADO - The Right Answer ‒ Episode 8

"This isn't the first time Tsukai has been cast as the show's voice of dissent, but it feels like she gets a better chance to make her case this time around."
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Clockwork Planet ‒ Episode 9

"The only saving grace of this episode is the ending, which finally seems to be righting the ship and steering the series in a slightly more interesting direction."
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Love Tyrant ‒ Episode 9

"As a parody of the harem genre, Love Tyrant has allowed itself to get unconventional with its takes, and this episode dances around the idea that someone can only having feelings for one person at a time."
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Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat ‒ Episode 8

"Seeing Megumi spend alone time with Aki does help bring his romantic options into focus."
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Tsukigakirei ‒ Episode 8

"After seven episodes of halting and fumbling and feeling insecure, the two of them finally seem like a happy couple."
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Sagrada Reset ‒ Episode 9

"Following last week's revelations regarding Sumire's fate and ability, this episode takes us back to the immediate aftermath of her death."
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Sakura Quest ‒ Episode 9

"Sakura Quest took on a lot of issues front-loading the setup for this cooking arc last week, so seeing its somewhat relaxed way of settling those issues in this next episode is surprising."
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ‒ Episode 9

"The sparring match between Boruto and his aunt contains some of the best raw action this series has featured to date."
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Natsume Yūjin-Chō Roku ‒ Episode 8

"It's one of the storylines this show has executed expertly since its very first season: a bittersweet yokai love story."
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The Royal Tutor ‒ Episode 9

"This week's episode confirms that whatever Heine's old occupation was, it involved more than teaching Viktor arithmetic."
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Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor ‒ Episode 9

"For this episode not doing anything that impressive, it still came together pretty well."
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SukaSuka ‒ Episode 8

"While last week's episode set up the next big conflict for Willem and friends, this episode makes their upcoming rescue mission a bit more personal."
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Grimoire of Zero ‒ Episode 8

"It's really nice to see a show finally come together and deliver the kind of entertainment you always knew it could."
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Yowamushi Pedal New Generation ‒ Episode 21

"It wasn't all the same old, same old, but there was enough reiteration to stagger the Inter High's already plodding pace."
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One Piece ‒ Episode 790

"For once, the shine of the anime's modern look is not at all in conflict with the earthier tone of the story."
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Dragon Ball Super ‒ Episode 92

"This episode is an odd 50/50 divide between the best and worst parts of this mini-arc."
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Alice & Zoroku ‒ Episode 8

"Despite its focus on new characters, this week's Alice & Zoroku is among the show's strongest episodes yet."
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The Eccentric Family 2 ‒ Episode 8

"Now that both the brotherly scions of Kyoto are gone, the next generation must find their own way."
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Eromanga Sensei ‒ Episode 8

"Sometimes savvy execution assists in delivering such divisive material."

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