A beautiful, raw, rattling ride focusing on human trauma in a non-pandering way. For about 70% of the way, then has a disappointing finish.
A beautiful, heart wrenching and heartwarming adventure in a gorgeous fantasy world. With rich world building, heavy topic exploration, and my kryptonite: the "Learn to be Human" trope. Get tissues.
It's "Stonks: The Anime!" No, but really. A mature, slow burn romance in a fantasy setting with several entertaining economic thrillers along the way. A change of pace from modern anime, but it does lack drive.
SAO goes back to its roots and slows the pace down for a more comfortable, immersive experience. Does still suffer from some SAO sins.
Overall story is painfully, obviously the story for a mobile game. Fate's mental gymnastics for magic rules are rampant, but there's some great fight choreography, as well as inspirational dialogue and speeches.
A fun, tropey, sexy, harem of monster girls that’s got great moments. It does get a little sweaty at the end, but still a great time.
An Isekai with an identity crisis. It sometimes feels like a complete tongue-in-cheek excuse for an ecchi premise, but then tries to be legitimately heartfelt and sincere at others. Not a chore, though.
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.