When the episode ends with putting a smile on your face, I think that’s a good thing.
Of course, sometimes it’s just a cheating cheap trick that’s doing the smirking for you. (Hello wawawa wait I forgot what show I’m mocking?) Gurren Lagann’s rather-epic end to the first 13 episodes is a good example of how to do it so honestly, on the other hand. But still, you aren’t sure if you are smiling because you know we’re going into a recap episode and jump forward in time (yay non-loli
NonoNia), or because you’re still on the well-animated euphoria of good old battle robot…goodness.
On the flip side there’s this さよなら絶望
Sort of like Sky Girls TV, actually. Although I think, like Yin, I might have to use my fingers for that one.
On a completely unrelated subject, this is pretty cool–and you won’t see it in a street racing anime: