With great and meaningful attention to the supporting cast and their screen time, I found myself enjoying just about all of this season. The best "A Certain" series has offered yet.
All new story from the series at this point, though a lot of the character development is the same, and primarily focuses on Shinji.
Studio ufotable flexes on the entire anime industry again with some of the most gorgeous art and animation, coupled with Yuki Kajiura's perfect soundtrack. Unfortunately, the "rules of magic" gymnastics and overly complicated philosophy was distracting and made it more difficult to immerse as the previous movies.
This sequel is more of the same Yuki Yuna fare, making it a somewhat mediocre follow up to what feels like a one-hit wonder.
Despite having all the ingredients to be the next anime classic, it ended up feeling like Magical Index meets the bad of Evangelion with unrealistic characters that betray their established depth and personalities.
A mature, heavy, and heartwarmingly human piece focusing on fatherhood and family. Complete with a beautiful and tender soundtrack that gets the feels rolling.
A decent prequel, has some cries, but they feel a bit shallow/forced. There isn't as much of an emotional dynamic/contrast, but it still has merit, especially the music.
Mirai is a magical family-focused movie that feels like a modern, Japanese "Coco" but with much less stress and more appreciation for simple things.
While unapologetically a Madoka-inspired Magical Girl show, it does take its own approach and has a more gradual pace. A slightly warm Cherry Pepsi to Madoka's crisp, icy Vanilla Coke.