This was a pretty good first episode. What became clear at the end of it is that this anime will be one focused on mystery solving, a little dash of romance, and…appraising antiques.
On the topic of antiques, I really can’t understand half of what was being presented during the first episode so…I clearly can’t appreciate art properly. That said though, the art and animations of this first episode is pretty nice. The artstyle still looks like Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi to me, but…it’s not like it’s a bad thing.
Either way, the plot so far is pretty interesting. While I am clearly not fit to say anything about antiques and such, the way it was presented was entertaining and engaging. Furthermore, the doses of mystery solving we’ve already gotten is already getting me hooked. This Tokyo(EDIT: Kyoto, I’m stupid) Holmes-san really caught my attention, and hopefully with the coming episode they will start solving bigger mysteries.
Overall, it seems like the plot really is similar to Hyouka or Gosick, since they are focused on solving mysteries. I like it, a lot. There’s also the ending song which was very nice, but the ending animations went the lazy route and was just a replay of certain moments during the episode. Not that I can blame them, but I really did expect a better ending to fit the good song…
I liked the way the series is going, and although the pacing is very slow as of now, it is pleasant and relaxing. I would recommend this anime to anyone that likes mystery solving types and doesn’t mind a slower paced anime.
First impressions rating: 7/10
Most impressive part: Figuring out everything about someone just by looking at them.
With that being over, it’s time to move on to the next. And what would be after that…?
Overlord III. YES. I’m so looking forward to this, and so far it seems that the opening song alone already generated lots of discussion. See you in 6 hours!