Hiiro no Kakera Ep 1: Misleading Return to Grandma’s~ [First Impression]

Kasuga Tamaki finds herself inheriting the role as Tamayorihime from her grandmother without any prior notice in advance.

Eva’s First Impression:

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*w* I’m in love.
No not the animation, god no.
The plot idea and characters so far are really awesome. I was able to sit back and enjoy this episode a whole lots more than I expected.
Even better, this is supposed to have 25 episodes!

The heroine is pretty cool from what we’ve seen at the moment. Although she is called a cluz, I honestly don’t believe she is as she didn’t fall flat on her face like any other cluz heroine would do. I’m already adoring the characters as they all have their perks.
I’m already fond of Takuma’s character of cutting absolute no slack for the heroine and being blunt as ever. Hopefully he won’t soften up too much, otherwise it will ruin the fun! I found it pretty funny just waiting for the heroine to screw up the incantations. I was like @_@ oh my god, how do you remember all those words one after another?!?! I know I’m terrible at that hahahaahaha!

I was just as surprised as the heroine was to learn that Mahiro is actually their senpai! Poor guy, being mistaken for an elementary kid. I find it hilarious how he punches Takuma instead to vent out his frustration because he’s against hitting a girl.
And then there’s Yuuichi. Oh my gosh, I was totally not expecting him to turn out the way he did. He can fall asleep instantly anytime, anywhere! BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!

The Osaki Fox IS THE MOST ADORABLE THING IN THE WORLD! NOTHING CAN TOP THIS CUTE, ADORABLE, FLUFFY, DID I MENTION ADORABLE?! CREATURE! KJDLAKJSDLASJKDLAKSD!!! CAN I HAVE A PLUSHIE OF THIS? ITS THAT CUTE ALKSJDLAKSJDLASDJA!!! I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL THIS CREATURE IS NOT CG! OH GOOD LORD, IT WOULD’VE RUINED EVERYTHING!

Speaking of the CG animation, oh god.
STUDIO DEEN, seriously, don’t even use it! It is horrendous, ruins the whole experience and its an eyesore to look at it.
Then we have the standard animation:
I was pleasantly surprised how I’m not bothered by Tamaki’s character design while its flowing throughout the animation. The men on the other hand, sadly aren’t that… well, I think Studio DEEN still could’ve done a better job…
And finally, was it just me or most of the time (it may be because I’ve watched this in 720pi rather than 1080pi which I typically do now days), the animation’s, even by the slightest movement was blurry or fuzzy. It wasn’t exactly crisp and smooth…

Overall this was a great way to debut this series. It was a huge surprise to see that a pre-aired episode is actually GOOD QUALITY *TEARS OF JOY*, USUALLY ITS NOT THAT GREAT, BUT THIS ONE WAS 100%!
I’m absolutely looking forward to April (which is when this show will officially debut), and I’m excited to see how things will unfold from here on out.

Possibility of Blogging: 100% GUARANTEED 

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Kaitou’s Impressions:
AWWW YEAHHHHH!!! Another otome game-based show? Want~ Even if it bombs as badly as Starry Sky, I’ll watch it all the way to the very end, even if it means 25 episodes of gruelling non-plot developing and  doormat protagonists. I don’t have a whole lot of expectations, but I will say I AM watching the show, no matter how bad it gets. That’s what you call support…or just trying to get the full flavour of the game out of dregs from a terribly animated show.

Studio DEEN…I know you guys did Hakuouki, and it was really popular, but couldn’t you at least have put more budget into this? Just the make the men sparkly! I’ll watch it! And buy all the merchandise! ;A; PLEASE?! The animation quality is basic, and the conversations flat. There’s absolutely no chemistry between the characters, and that’s even with the canon couple that I’m assuming is Takuma and Tamaki-chan. But I’ll wait and see. I’ve read the game reviews for the original otome games, and I swear I got more romance and interest reading reviews on them than out of this episode.
What’s with the vulnerable sleeping boys? *LEAPS WITH EVIL INTENTIONS* I kid. But seriously.  That first scene with Takuma…heehee. OK, I’m not made of stone, OK!?! It was kind of overkill the second time someone fell asleep, and the 4 guys are just shuffling Tamaki-chan between them with gibberish talk about blood and families (I’m half expecting Hakuouki’s Kazama to pop up and demand she have babies with him). Lots of characters to introduce in the first episode, so good job to balancing that well. Takuma got my attention right off, with that surprise glomp, and Tamaki-chan held together pretty well to use the incantation on the ghosts in the mountain.
I’m sorry that I don’t share the same enthusiasm Eva does for the heroine all I see is useless female lead ver. 2. However, I’m going to be forgiving and hope she’s not just some useless ojou-sama being protected by 5 (men) boys. *waits patiently for drama to develop*

Possibility of Watching: Guaranteed

Possibility of Blogging: Possibly, but with lots of raging and emo-ness

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Stay tuned for Oki’s First Impression!

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Eva

Blogging Anime since Summer 2009, & Founder of AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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