Sailor Moon Crystal Episode Review: 1×08 “Minako – Sailor V”

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Sailor V’s introductory episode is one of Sailor Moon Crystal‘s better episodes. Minako is a fan favorite, and her episode perfectly captures her personality while also serving as a transition to what is soon to be a huge plot advancement. 

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Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×13 “The Eternal Summer of Beginnings!”

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Free! has come to what is likely a permanent end. While last summer’s Iwatobi Swim Club left us with the promise of more, Eternal Summer’s end card seems distinctly final. While I would never object to more swimming shenanigans, I think Free! found a good place to stop. 

Zankyou no Terror Episode Review: 1×09 “Highs and Lows”

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This week’s Zankyou no Terror wraps up a huge chunk of the mystery while also delivering a heartfelt and dramatic change in the relationships between Nine, Twelve, and Lisa. It’s a return to form after the less fitting tone of the airport arc, and all that’s left is the thrilling conclusion. 

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode Review: 1×05 “Makoto – Sailor Jupiter”

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The long awaited Sailor Jupiter introduction episode is finally here, and it doesn’t disappoint as much as the episodes before it. With decent animation and a story that delves farther into Makoto’s past than any of her other origin stories, “Makoto – Sailor Jupiter” is easily the best episode of Sailor Moon Crystal so far. 

Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×10 “The Six-Beat Kick of Tears”

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This week’s Free! takes a small break from Haru’s crisis to focus on Rin and Sousuke. With two episodes left, Free! is starting to wrap up a few subplots and prepare for a dramatic and tense conclusion to the season.

Free! Eternal Summer Episode Review: 2×08 “The Locomotive of a Twist”

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This week’s Free! steps back a bit from the dramatic turnings of the plot and does some light character introspection. While it doesn’t exactly shine a deeply profound light on its characters, it does provide a nice break from the steady build-up from the last few episodes.