It’s been a while since I last blogged about a series but I’m sure no one ever missed these entries so I guess there are no hard feelings here, right? Anyway, to put my entries for this series into perspective here, I saw the two OVAs after I watched the raw for this episode so I already know the general idea of what’s going to happen for the next couple of episodes. Of course, I will be keeping these entries free of spoilers so you don’t have to worry about anything of that sort.
The first thing that’s going to catch everyone’s attention about the series is how dated the drawings in this show are. You can really see a big difference between the opening and ending animation sequences and the show itself. This will last for a couple of episodes while they retell the events of the two OVAs (with additional content). The “new art” will be introduced afterwards.
I’ve read some comments online noting some distastes towards Kyoto Animation’s music department although I can’t say I had any problems with this episode’s score myself. I particularly enjoyed the track that was played at the beginning of the episode and I’m looking forward to hearing more.
If you feel that everything seemed quite rushed in this episode then let it be known that I felt the same too when I was watching the first OVA. The additional content that they plan to add to the retelling should hopefully help with the pacing of the story in addition to adding some comedic value if the preview for the next episode is any indication of what’s to come.