Charlotte feels a lot like Angel Beats after the caffeine rush wears off. The lows aren't as low, but the highs aren't as high. Overall a more palatable experience with emotional moments, but still suffers from similar shortcomings.
A family-friendly Disney/Ghibli vibe that's fun enough, though definitely has "for kids" goofiness in it, but goes a bit deeper emotionally than typical non-Pixar family movies.
Season 3 of Castlevania is more polished, has better pacing, and a more solid tone and vibe than the first two seasons. While I didn't get stabbed in the cry holes this time around, it's more grounded than the previous installments.
A Certain Scientific Railgun is a much better counterpart to Magical Index that feels like an intriguing cop show set in an X-Men-like universe. It’s still got a lot of anime pervery sins though.
A sweet and wholesome Slice of Life that takes you through the joys of discovering cooking, and learning to do so for those you love and care about.
An interesting, mysterious story that while gorgeously animated, feels more like a stand-out episode of a Sci-Fi TV series than a standalone movie.
About as tropey and shallow as you'd expect from a short promotional anime for a mobile platform dating sim that never even got finished or released. Main girl is cute though?
A Classic D&D-style Adventure with the Goblin Slayer crew. Doesn't particularly add much to the series but brings in a new character and better animation.
What makes Goblin Slayer so special is how faithfully it recreates the Tabletop RPG experience. For me it brought to life what I always wanted D&D to be. Without that context, it can come off as low-effort.