It was everything I expected it to be.
(Except for the fullscreen… WHY THE FULLSCREEN? The animation was great and all, coming from KyoAni, but the episode being shown in fullscreen killed some of the viewing pleasure for me)
Moving on from the nitpicking on the aspect ratio, the first episode introduces some pretty interesting characters (especially Nagisa’s dad, what a nut. Actually, her mom’s a nut too. Scratch that, her whole family’s nuts. No, wait a minute, almost every visual novel has several nutty characters. – but that’s why I love them. (; Though, can’t blame Tomoya for not wanting to be involved with them :P). As with AIR and Kanon, the way some of the scenes play out in symbolic undertones makes me very excited to watch the rest of the series to get what exactly is going on and how they’ll handle the characters. Hmm, back to the subject of nuts, did anyone else think that Kyou’s laugh sounds oddly familiar? Also, I wouldn’t want to get on her nerves alone in the back alley. Her, and Tomoyo (her kicks are kick a machine gun!).
As I expected, both the opening and ending were great. The opening was beautiful and the ending has to be one of the most cutest things I’ve ever seen.
Can’t wait to see what going on here.