My most anticipated show this season, and so far it's everything I hoped for. I'm really glad that FUNimation got this. It's obviously not a given for a noitaminA series anymore, but they did it this time, and it seems that every noitaminA show that gets simulcast (everything since FUNimation first started simulcasting them except for Ano Hana, which happens to be my favorite noitaminA show since the block started) gets the full one-hour-after-broadcast treatment, which is great in general since that block is almost always a source of at least one of the best shows each season, and specifically greatly appreciated here. Brilliant direction from Tetsuro Araki, as always. Death Note was more epic than I could have ever expected from the already brilliantly written and illustrated manga, and High School of the Dead had to stay to its source of being about zombies and boobs, but considering that, it was an incredibly fun series to watch. Now he gets his own original project to work with, and so far it looks like those weren't flukes and that he doesn't need to rely on source material. Not that I'm expecting this to be better than Death Note, but I could easily see it being a fantastic series to watch all the way through. I only knew Supercell from their Hatsune Miku songs, but this proved that they definitely don't need her to make great music. I've never heard of redjuice, but the character designs are definitely beautiful. Aniplex definitely got together some of the most popular forces to anime fandom to make this as good as they could, and so far it seems to have worked out wonderfully. Hopefully it only gets better. As much as I loved this first episode, there's always the potential for it to be a very disappointing series overall. For now, I'm going to keep my optimism up, but as always, I'll keep in mind that it could be crushed. After all, as much fun as it was and as great as the production values clearly are, they haven't really explained any of the story, there's a lot of generic stuff (executed well), and the plot seemed a little rushed in order to give us a taste of all the good stuff they put in there.