I just watched the first episode and I’m extremely impressed. Trailer was really good, but that episode was simply perfect. It was completely opposite to Working! or Kaichou wa Maid-sama! which started really poorly, here we got something really well-done and sweet. How so?
Everything starts in the afterlife, when main hero wakes up with amnesia, he notices a girl in school uniform pointing sniper rifle at something. As they talk, he’s introduced to life-after-death world, where people can’t die. It’s filled with ‘NPCs’ who are programmed to act like humans. The girl calls herself a student council president and so called ‘Like-Hell-I’m-Dead-Battlefront’ organisation member. They struggle against ‘Angel’ to avoid getting erased from the world they’re in. For further details – Watch it, first episode itself was fun to watch so I wouldn’t like to spoil anything.
The Angel is a cute girl with supernatural powers. She’s acting like she was told to, which means lack of free will. Must say, this whole lethal-kid concept reminds me of Elfen Lied, just that in this case it lacks a bit of horror and whole gore :)
Main heroine reminds me of Haruhi, just with the difference that I hated Haruhi and she’s just awesome. Funny, determined, combative. Main hero on the other hand is quite normal, but not stupid nor annoying in any way. Apart from them, all of the others members of the organisation are also introduced. They all look eccentric and unique – Completely opposite to Kaichou wa Maid-sama! with all plain characters. Here all of them have some special feature, kind of like in Durarara!
In short? Fucking epic. Graphics remind me of Shakugan no Shana, just much more detailed, brighter and with more glow. You can’t take your sight away from it, everything looks so shiny and cute. While music isn’t another ‘Boring melodies being repeated over and over’ but actually are more complex, perceptible and sweet to hear. Animation? Well, if Naruto or Bleach had something even close to it, I’d be probably watching it right now. It’s so smooth and incredible. Both comedy and action scenes look just perfect, I don’t remember when was the last time I went so emotional after watching only one episode of an Anime. In the first episode we get to see a concert which was the best Anime-one I ever saw! Haruhi’s ‘God Knows’ or any K-On! one just feel embarrassed right now.
Overall, it’s gonna be freaking amazing! I can feel it, with Clannad behind, we can expect some good drama, comedy and we already saw some good action in the first episode! After seeing it, I’m completely positive it cannot fail. Simply have to wait for another one of – what I expect it to be – the best show of this Spring.