Going in to this anime with no expectations probably helped my first impressions of this series because I’m probably going to go for at least a second episode. Your thoughts?
From the synopsis I was almost ready just to pass on this one, however something about it made me hit the play button and I’m almost glad I did. While it isn’t an anime I’m going to instantly fall in love with, it did enough in this first episode to make me want to see a bit more of what it has to offer, and really that’s what a first episode should exist to do.
Tsutsui has one friend and does not like 3D girls, whereas Iroha is known for playing around and being an overly flashy girl. The two of these characters together make for a cliche meeting but they play it fairly well. Part of this is helped along by Tsutsui not being an overly pitiful character despite being a geek and loner. While he does have a few bouts of self-pity throughout the episode, he’s mostly a functional human and that makes everything that happens in the episode far easier to swallow.
Iroha didn’t make a great first impression, but mostly that is because Tsutsui didn’t really give her much of a chance. By the end of the episode, while she’s not exactly leaping into the lead for favourite character ever, I have to admit, I’m a bit more curious about her circumstances and I wonder what she really does think about Tsutsui.
So this one, I’m going to give a little longer to find its feet and hopefully it continues to be interesting. What did you think?
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