What award am I referring to? Obviously the only award that Eye Sedso gives out:
The Awesome Award
Well, chalk up yet another win for the brilliance that is the combination of Shaft and Akiyuki Shinbo, who not only is a great director, but has a really cool name (“Akiyuki”).
The animation in this first episode was among some of the best that I’ve seen, and I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot lately (which is in no way depressing). Do I emit a tremendous bias when it comes to all Shaft/Akiyuki Shinbo projects? Yes, but there’s a reason for that, they all kick ass (Maria + Holic excluded). I’m even enjoying Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase, and I thought that that would suck. Here, just look at a few screen shots that I took early on in this episode (take into account that these images were scaled down, and therefore the real zeal of them is slightly lost):
Wait, am I watching an anime series? I felt more like I was watching an animated theatrical release. I especially enjoyed the characters and the plot so far (although why would you not want to be a vampire? That would be cool, I’d think). Hitagi is the best character, on the count that she fights with writing materials and has a tsundere personality, although this so called tsundere personality seems to be a bit more psychotic than others (which makes it better than others).
All in all, I though that this was a good episode, and look like a great show. Maybe not top ten, but a great show none the less. Approved!