It’s a lengthy introduction episode, but does the first episode live up to the hype?
Although I didn’t play much of the visual novel, I have to say it lives up to expectations. Well, from playing part of the beginning, it’s nice to see Kotarou finding Kotori in a forest. Yep, it was very close to the visual novel. Moreover, a cute fluffy creature also appears while he was searching for her. It seems that Kotori seems to lost sight of where she took a nap. Even so, I have to admit that she is an amusing character since she cracks jokes at every possible moment. It almost feels almost like they are a couple, even though they aren’t. Still, this can explain why Kotori doesn’t have many friends.
As for the other girls, I also like Lucia and Shizuru. Lucia is very feisty for a class representative and she already has a grudge on Kotarou. Yep, she got upset over Kotarou picking a fight with Yoshino, a self-proclaimed delinquent. It’s apparent that she might develop some feelings for Yoshino in the future. In comparison, she is more violent compared to Chihaya. He also managed to upset Chihaya by looking at her panties after she fell while carrying a box of books.
Still, I highly doubt Chihaya hate towards Kotarou will last too long. As for Shizuru, she is cute although quiet and a hall monitor. To me, she looks more like a sixth grader given her short stature and appearance. Still, I wonder why she wears an eyepatch. I guess we will find out soon enough.
The second half focuses on Kotori and Kotarou finding the so-called witch. Yep, the mysterious short-haired girl who killed him in a dream after her ribbon stabbed him in the heart appears many times. Apparently, Kotarou is scared of her since he believes that she is out to get him. Still, it’s funny to see her try to bite his wrist. She also shows up in the alternate strange world fighting a mystical creature that came out of nowhere. I guess we’ll find out her name after Kotarou stops running away from her.
At a glance, I have to admit that the adoption is up to a good start. The production quality is better than Little Busters. With that, I can’t wait to see how the rest of the visual novel will get adapted. With only thirteen episodes, I wonder if they can fit everything or if they have to split the story into two seasons. I guess time can only tell.