“Even the most generous of audiences is unlikely to find Bungo Stray Dogs willing to return their investment.”
“Hickman is always building to a world-changing catastrophe, but the climax is always so emotionally empty that when it arrives it feels irrelevant.”
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt is a tonal mess that knows irony can be used to underpin horror to shocking effect, but has no clue how or when to implement said irony.
“Oshimi has rarely shied away from analyzing what is most clearly unsettling about sexuality; now, he seems eager to explore those elements of it we obscured out of fear.”
“What I cannot forgive is ambition that announces itself and then never materializes.”
“Few comics possess this sense of reserve and poise; few know how to capture the menace of silence so well.”