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.
If you, like me, finished the main series thinking "Well, I'm not really sure what happened, but there's another movie to wrap up those loose ends" then this won't be too satisfying. While some questions are answered, it creates more than those it answers. It does have one of the greatest fight scenes I've seen in animation.
Evangelion is what made Mecha a great genre, filled with existential psychological enigmas and religious imagery. It is easily one of the most influential anime ever to have been created.
Magia Record takes the world you know from Madoka and shows us how it would be like in a bigger city full of networking Magical Girls. There is a bit of a firehose effect with the number of characters and amount of story here, though.
This is right smack dab in the good section of good movies that are made well. An excellently executed drama exploring the joys of really getting to know someone.
While interesting to see one of Makoto Shinkai's earlier works, this left me not really feeling anything. The first section was gorgeous and emotional, but the rest left me wanting.
Despite taking place in a restaurant, this is not a food or cooking anime. Rather, it's a Josei harem romance that borders on the line of being a Soap Opera.
It tries to have the scope, depth, and rich history of Stormlight or a Final Fantasy game, but watching it feels like watching a speed-run of said game. For how much of the story is focused on the romance element, it all feels tremendously hollow, with very forced "emotional scenes."